According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), the number of large trucks involved in fatal crashes increased by 3 percent from 2015 to 2016. Among the total vehicle deaths in 2016, 4,213 were caused by collisions with large trucks. That’s a pretty sobering statistic.
Negligence is a legal theory often used in car accidents, personal injury lawsuits and property damage claims. In the U.S., individuals are required to conduct themselves in such a way so as to avoid unreasonable risk or harm to others. When a person is negligent, they have failed to meet this standard and caused damage to another as a result.
Accidents happen, even to the most careful of drivers. An auto accident can leave you feeling overwhelmed and dizzy with adrenaline. This is why we have insurance, though – to protect you financially as well as the other driver. It’s also a reason to brush up on steps you can take after an accidence occurs to protect yourself.
When you or someone you love are injured as a result of the negligence of another, the first and highest priority is treatment and recovery.
Litigation disputes that wind up in a courtroom are each unique. However, the general path of each court case in Oklahoma City Oklahoma and other areas is relatively similar. Pre-lawsuit negotiations may occur. If those fail, then the lawsuit is filed. After the lawsuit is filed, motions may or may not be
In 2014, the Oklahoma legislature enacted the Oklahoma Citizen’s Protection Act, 12 O.S. §§ 1430, et seq. The Act is similar to several enacted all over the country which are commonly referred to as Anti-SLAPP statutes.
At the beginning of 2018, BML attorney, Patrick Lane, began a blog series to clarify the litigation process. The first blog, Four Phases of Litigation, gave a broad overview of what to expect.