When walking, cycling, jogging, skating, running or even sitting in public, the threat of an accident is always imminent. In 2018, there were 6,227 reported pedestrian deaths across the United States1. With a rise in distractions- smartphones, chaotic schedules, and congested roads, the looming possibility of pedestrian accidents is unavoidable. The best option is to be informed and aware if ever in a situation requiring a pedestrian accident attorney.
Our busy lives and chaotic schedules keep us constantly driving. Recent studies show Americans spend 70 billion hours collectively behind the wheel.1 So much time spent on the road increases the opportunity for accidents. On the highway vehicles known as big rigs, 18-wheelers, buses, commercial vehicles, or trucks can cause threat for major accidents by their sheer size. When commercial vehicles are involved, it is important to take the proper steps to ensure you or your loved one will be taken care of.
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.
Saving money during litigation sounds impossible, huh? Having worked in a law office for as long as I have, you are bound to pick up some tricks that I am sure your attorney doesn’t want you to know about. You can regain a little control over the billable hour as a client and here is how:
The word litigation has many definitions. Some define it as an action brought in court to prosecute a legal right; others define it simply as a judicial controversy. Regardless of the definition you choose, litigation can be intimidating. Interactions with attorneys, depositions, discovery, hearings before the judge, and maybe even a trial before a jury, can be strange and imposing processes that create anxiety on the litigant. Education as to the process can help alleviate some of that anxiety.