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I was injured without my seatbelt on. Do I still have a case?

March 9, 2015 4:57 pm

Fortunately, about 85% of drivers routinely wear seatbelts.  However, there are still many drivers who don’t wear seatbelts sometimes.  If you are in a car wreck, not having  a seatbelt on can cause you to be more injured than if you were wearing one.  Many people hurt in car wrecks that don’t have their seatbelts on wonder if they still have a case.  In other words, does not having a seatbelt on prevent you from obtaining compensation for your injuries? The answer is No.   We can still help you obtain compensation for your injuries, any lost wages and pain and suffering.

It’s also worth remembering that sometimes a seatbelt can brake during a collision because the seatbelt itself was defective.  Many vehicles over the years have been recalled due to defective seatbelts.  If this happened to you, then we could help you obtain compensation from the manufacturer of the vehicle.

Please contact us at 877-392-4878 so we can help you obtain what’s fair. We have offices in Tulsa, Oklahoma City and Northwest Arkansas.  If you live outside of those cities, or even outside of these states, we can also help you.




Injured on a bus? Know your rights.

March 5, 2015 9:03 pm

A large amount of people in Oklahoma and Arkansas commute to their jobs, homes, and other places by taking a bus.  Many times, riders on the bus can become easily injured in a bus wreck since seat belts are not always provided on the bus.  If you’ve been injured on a bus, it’s not always easy identifying who is actually at fault. Some buses are operated through a private contractor while other buses are owned and operated through the city or county.   It’s important to hire a lawyer to help you navigate this process to ensure that you are seeking out all the entities that could be held responsible for your injuries.  Check out our main webpage on bus accidents on how we can help you.

We have helped many Oklahomans and Arkansans who’ve been injured on a bus.  Sometimes it is not the bus driver’s fault but another driver who collided into the bus.  If you’ve been in an auto accident involving a bus, or just in an accident involving a bus, please contact us to speak with our bus accident attorneys for a free consultation.  Remember, we only get paid if you do too.




Congratulations, Maria Gutierrez, On Becoming A U.S. Citizen!

February 12, 2015 12:53 pm
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Congratulations, Maria, on becoming a U.S. citizen.

February 11, 2015, was a special day for Carr & Carr employee Maria Gutierrez.  She became a U.S. citizen at a naturalization ceremony conducted at the United States District Court under the supervision of Chief United States District Judge Gregory K. Frizell.

Maria has been a legal secretary at Carr & Carr Attorneys for seven years.  Bilingual in Spanish and English, she helps clients whose first language is Spanish when she works at our office in Plaza Santa Cecilia.  In our midtown office, she helps our legal assistants, answers phones, and works with medical providers to get medical records.

Maria’s husband Sergio and 16-year-old son Sergio, Jr., attended the ceremony.  Some of her coworkers were able to attend; left to right, Susan Pannell, Lou Ann Cacey, Maria, Pat Carr, Cindy Pearson, Cari Bashaw.  Afterward, the entire Tulsa office celebrated with Maria at a special reception held in her honor.




Attorney Laurie Koller Joins Elite American Society Of Legal Advocates

February 7, 2015 1:13 pm
Attorney Laurie Koller

Attorney Laurie Koller

Attorney Laurie Koller has joined the American Society of Legal Advocates (ASLA).  This invitation-only, nationwide organization draws its membership from lawyers who combine stellar legal credentials with a proven commitment to community engagement and the highest professional standards.

ASLA membership is limited to less than 1.5% of all licensed lawyers nationwide.  The organization selects outstanding lawyers in all states, with specialties varying per state depending on the number of practicing lawyers.  The selection process consists of a rigorous, manual, multi-stage review including a review of firm websites, client assessments, and publicly-available filings, which may include verdicts, settlement information, and information regarding transactions.  ASLA candidates are assessed based on such criteria as:

  • educational accomplishments
  • involvement and leadership in bar associations and professional organizations
  • activities within their community
  • demonstrated legal achievement.

Congratulations, Laurie, on being invited to join such an elite group.




Pat Carr, Tye Smith And Laurie Koller Named Instructors At Keenan Ball College

February 5, 2015 12:58 pm

 

Keenan Ball College Instructor Pat Carr

Keenan Ball College Instructor
Pat Carr

Attorney Laurie Koller

Keenan Ball College Instructor
Laurie Koller

Keenan Ball College Instructor Tye Smith

Keenan Ball College Instructor
Tye Smith

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Attorneys Pat CarrTye Smith and Laurie Koller have been named instructors at Keenan Ball College.  The program provides a hands-on learning experience for plaintiff’s lawyers to improve their trial skills.  Instructors are chosen based on their success and level of experience in their subject.  Faculty are handpicked for specific courses and undergo rigorous training conducted by Don Keenan.  As instructors, Pat, Tye and Laurie use their valuable experience to train other lawyers.

Don Keenan said, “The college is only as good as the quality of the faculty and we are delighted with the appointments of Pat, Tye and Laurie to our permanent faculty.”

Keenan Ball College courses range from opening statements, trial practices, voir dire, depositions, and other trial-related topics.  As instructors, Pat, Tye and Laurie have proven that they are the best of the best.  Congratulations!

 




Danger Alert: Baby Video Monitors by Summer Infant

January 7, 2015 4:57 pm
Summer Infant Baby Video Monitor

If your baby has been injured or your home has been badly damaged by a Summer Infant video baby monitor, call Carr & Carr Attorneys at 1-877-392-4878.

Video baby monitors are supposed to be a safety product to help parents keep an eye on their babies. But what happens if the product you trust to help you maintain a safe household turns out to be dangerous? According to reports on the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) website, some parents have had problems — exploding monitors, melting battery casings, fire, scorching nearby furniture and smoke — with various Summer Infant brand baby video monitors.

A search on the CPSC website (www.saferproducts.gov) for complaints about Summer Infant video monitors yields scary results. Following are excerpts from consumers showing some issues:

2011

  • March — Noticed a burning smell coming from the monitor, then it started smoking. Tried to use the monitor a few nights later, this time with a different electrical outlet in a different room; the problem repeated itself, the unit was very hot to the touch.

2012

  • February — Went to bed, leaving one of our two baby monitors on, downstairs on the living room sofa. Woke up to smoke and a burning smell, only to discover that our baby monitor was about to catch fire (from the monitor itself, not the cord) and an area of couch was scorched.
  • June – Battery exploded or ruptured and caused the battery case to become dislodged.
  • July — Battery in the handheld monitor spontaneously exploded and ignited nearly burning our house down.

2014

  • February — Nanny arrived home to find the house engulfed in smoke; the fire department confirmed that the baby monitor had caught fire.
  • April — Battery will not hold a charge so we have to keep it plugged in all the time. The monitor gets super hot and we are constantly unplugging it to let it cool down
  • April — Unit goes down all the time, got way too hot and burnt out
  • April — The unit was running hot for about a week; set it down and heard a loud pop and the screen was cracked and pieces were everywhere. Couldn’t figure out why it had a mini heat explosion!
  • April — Monitor was on the charging/viewing stand. Very hot to the touch. Unplugged and let cool off. Next morning we opened the battery compartment. Battery seems very puffy.
  • April — Picked up the monitor in the middle of the night and it was extremely hot (normally not hot at all), it was so hot I got nervous having it in the house and took it outside until it cooled off. Battery over heated so much that it may have fried some circuits in the monitor unit itself.
  • April — Baby son reached for the monitor and grabbed it in his hands, quickly dropping it and crying. His hand was red so I felt the monitor and it was extremely hot.
  • July – Smelled a hot, metallic smell and couldn’t figure out where it was coming from. .After about 5 minutes I picked up the baby monitor and it was extremely hot. My fingers got scorched from it. At that point I realized the smell was coming from the monitor and unplugged it immediately. The charger had melted into the monitor.
  • August — Used this baby monitor for about 6 months, all of which time wall power adapter would get very hot. I then noticed wall power adapter plug started to crack on the parent unit. Within 1 to 2 weeks, it completely cracked open so that you could see the inside of the plug adapter. This could have caused not only a fire but God forbid one of my babies had touched it!
  • November — Blew up Monday evening; made a very loud noise then sparks and smoke came from the monitor, which no longer works.

While none of these problems have resulted in severe injury or the death of a child, the potential for serious injuries or fatalities certainly exists. Imagine the hazards that could have become life-threatening if they had not been noticed when they were. A smoldering monitor sitting on a couch could easily start a horrific fire. There are numerous model numbers for the above complaints so it is possible problems are widespread among different versions of video baby monitors. Carefully check your monitor and if there is a problem, stop using it immediately.

If you’ve been injured or hurt because of a defective video baby monitor or something similar, please contact the personal injury attorneys at Carr & Carr. We might be able to help you receive compensation allowed by law for damages or injuries. We work with individuals and families across the United States who have been hurt by dangerous products. It doesn’t cost you anything to call and talk to an attorney to see what options you have.

Please be aware that persons hurt by a dangerous product have only a limited period of time to settle claims or file lawsuits for damages. Those limited periods of time are determined by various state and federal laws. Failure to have all claims settled or all possible wrongdoers properly sued in court within the deadlines allowed by the appropriate state or federal laws will result in the loss of important rights. The loss of those rights includes the right to claim damages for injuries. Other rights will also be lost. Please contact us if you intend to pursue your rights to claim damages permitted before these deadlines pass.




Danger Alert: Cuisinart DLC-10S Food Processor

December 23, 2014 1:31 pm
If you have been injured because of a defective food processor, call Carr & Carr Attorneys at 1-877-392-4878 to learn what options you have.

If you have been injured because of a defective food processor, call Carr & Carr Attorneys at 1-877-392-4878 to learn what options you have.

You should be aware of a problem with Cuisinart DLC-10S Food Processors which could cause serious injury.  Reports and online product reviews indicate blade components sometimes crack or break, possibly leaving in the food metal shards from the blade itself or its plastic housing.

Possible injuries that could be caused by this include:

  • cuts to the mouth, tongue and gums
  • lacerations of the throat or intestines
  • cracked or broken teeth.

If you’ve been injured or hurt because of a Cuisinart DLC-10S Food Processor or something similar, please contact the personal injury attorneys at Carr & Carr. We might be able to help you receive compensation allowed by law for damages or injuries. We work with individuals and families across the United States who have been hurt by dangerous products.  It doesn’t cost you anything to call and talk to an attorney to see what options you have.

Please be aware that persons hurt by a dangerous product have only a limited period of time to settle claims or file lawsuits for damages. Those limited periods of time are determined by various state and federal laws.  Failure to have all claims settled or all possible wrongdoers properly sued in court within the deadlines allowed by the appropriate state or federal laws will result in the loss of important rights. The loss of those rights includes the right to claim damages for injuries.  Other rights will also be lost.  Please contact us if you intend to pursue your rights to claim damages permitted before these deadlines pass.




Danger Alert: Black Mountain Products 2,000 lb. Anti-burst Stability Ball

December 22, 2014 9:11 am
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If you’ve been hurt because an exercise ball exploded, call Carr & Carr Attorneys at 1-877-392-4878.  We may be able to help you receive compensation for your injuries caused by the defective stability ball.

We have learned about a problem with Black Mountain Products 2,000-lb Anti-burst Stability Ball which could cause serious injury.  People typically use this type of exercise ball while sitting at their desk, perhaps at work.  The large, flexible balls are also used in other exercises.  This type of exercise ball is also called a Swiss ball, exercise ball and physio ball.

Designed to improve core strength, balance and agility, you sit on the ball instead of your chair.  But we have learned of incidents where the exercise ball exploded while someone was sitting on it.  In one instance, the explosion and collapse of the ball knocked the woman to the floor, causing her to hit her head on the metal part of their nearby chair.  In fact, we discovered numerous product reviews in which consumers have had unsafe experiences with the exploding balls.  Imagine what would happen if someone was near a window or was holding an infant when the ball exploded and tossed the haphazardly to the ground.

If you’ve been injured or hurt because of a Black Mountain Products 2,000 lb Anti-burst Stability Ball or something similar, please contact the personal injury attorneys at Carr & Carr. We might be able to help you receive compensation allowed by law for damages or injuries. We work with individuals and families across the United States who have been hurt by dangerous products.  It doesn’t cost you anything to call and talk to an attorney to see what options you have.

Please be aware that persons hurt by a dangerous product have only a limited period of time to settle claims or file lawsuits for damages. Those limited periods of time are determined by various state and federal laws.  Failure to have all claims settled or all possible wrongdoers properly sued in court within the deadlines allowed by the appropriate state or federal laws will result in the loss of important rights. The loss of those rights includes the right to claim damages for injuries.  Other rights will also be lost.  Please contact us if you intend to pursue your rights to claim damages permitted before these deadlines pass.

 




Oil Drilling Rig Injuries, Deaths

December 19, 2014 5:49 pm

A fire last night near Coalgate on an oil drilling rig, which killed two young oilfield workers and critically injured two others, highlights the dangers that roughnecks face on a daily basis.  The fire happened around midnight Thursday on the rig which is located about two miles west of Coalgate in Coal County, between Ada and Atoka.  Officials are investigating the cause of the fire.  The rig is owned by Pablo Energy of Amarillo, Texas.

Flammable chemicals, heavy equipment and large moving mechanical parts often are the cause of serious oilfield injuries.  According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, fatalities in the oil and gas extraction industries in 2013 accounted for 73 percent of the fatal work injuries in the mining sector.

Take action today to protect your family if you’ve been seriously hurt or have had a family member killed in an explosion, fire or other life-changing tragedy on an oil rig.  It doesn’t cost anything to call and talk to an experienced attorney who can help your family decide on what steps to take next.  We have successfully helped people hurt in oilfield activities obtain financial compensation for their losses.  Call 1-877-392-4878 or email us to get answers to your questions.

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Dream Lites Pillow Pets: What To Do If Your Child Has Been Injured

November 29, 2014 9:47 am

If your child has been burned or otherwise hurt while sleeping with a Dream Lite Pillow Pet, please contact Carr & Carr Attorneys.

Please call us at 1-877-392-4878 or email us immediately if you or someone you know has been hurt or had property damaged from a fire and want to visit with us about compensation for damages caused by it.  Additionally, if the product is shown to be unreasonably dangerous, it is possible to work towards having the product line removed from store shelves.  If the toy malfunctioned, keep it in a place away from children, as it can be very important to have the defective product on hand to prove what happened.

Remember, there are deadlines, which vary by state or federal law, to give certain notices and file a law suit.  These important time limits are called “statute of limitations.”  Failure to meet these deadlines can result in untimely claims for compensation being denied.

Carr & Carr helps injured people anywhere in the United States, regardless where you live. We do not charge anything for an initial consultation. Call today if your child has been hurt and let us see how we can help you.






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