I wanted to follow up on the trucking accident that killed a family of 4 from Joplin, Missouri. Azcentral.com is reporting that police are recommending that the truck driver be charged with 4 counts of negligent homicide. If you recall, the accident happened in Pryor Oklahoma where the truck driver negligently rear-ended the family of 4 at a stop light.This sad story once again reiterates the...
In a very sad story, the Tulsa World is reporting that over seven people have been killed in crashes in the Tulsa area.Per the article, five people ages 18 and younger are among those killed. Seven people -- including two Catoosa teenagers and a Missouri family -- were killed in crashes Sunday in Green Country, and a Pawhuska teenager died Monday after a single-vehicle crash in Delaware County.
A recent comprehensive study of dog attack injuries revealed that dogs bite approximately 4.7 million Americans every year. Of these, about 800,000 dog bite victims require medical attention. Each year, 1.8% of the U.S. population is bitten by a dog. One out of every six of the dog bite victims has to seek medical care because of an attack. Tragically, almost half of all dog bite victims are...
I just saw the following article from the New York Times discussing a new study by the American Cancer Society which has found that the uninsured and those covered by Medicaid are more likely than those with private insurance to receive a diagnosis of cancer in late stages, often diminishing their chances of survival.
Dog Bite cases are becoming more and more common in our practice. People often do not understand that if your bitten by a dog, you have a legal recourse. People carry home owners insurance for these specific types of incidents. Don't let insurance companies get away with paying nothing for your injuries.
I've noticed recently a prevelance of dog bite cases. I've written before about the need to retain counsel to allow one to get the appropriate amount of compensation for their injuries, but I feel I neglected to tell the human side of it and the need to hold those responsible for harboring and/or allowing dangerous dogs to run free. I recently began working on a dog bite case where a three...
A police officer that was trying to kill a snake fired a stray bullet that hit and killed a 5 year-old boy who was fishing in a nearby pond.Austin Haley was fishing with his grandfather, Jack Tracy, on Friday, August 3 when the accident occurred. Tracy stated that he heard and saw a bullet fall into the water only a few feet away from the boat they were fishing in and then seconds later there...
Approximately 19,000 kite tubes are being recalled by Sportstuff, Inc. after the company received reports of two deaths and many serious injuries linked to the product's use. The kite tube is pulled behind a boat, and the rider polls on the tubes handles to become airborne. Riders have been killed and injured while being towed at high speeds and falling off the tube from several feet in the air.
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