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Day Care Worker Accused Of Abuse Sent Back To Jail

April 14, 2015 3:22 pm

New developments related to a case in which Carr & Carr helped the family of a toddler who was abused by daycare worker Meredith Howard:

In January 2015, a Tulsa County District Court jury awarded $2 million dollars to the parents of a child who was abused at a Tulsa church daycare.  Hopefully, the substantial dollar figure will send a message that children’s safety is a priority to our community.

Abuse of children can take many forms — sexual, physical and emotional — and can happen anywhere.  Churches, day cares, play groups, schools, community organizations  and other places where children gather are supposed to be safe, but that’s not always the case.  Predators can be hiding in plain sight, waiting for the opportunity to engage in unsafe, unhealthy behavior with children.  Unfortunately, abusers can be the people who you trust the most:  religious leaders, coaches, teachers, pediatric medical office workers.

If you suspect your child has been the victim of abuse, email a Carr & Carr lawyer today to determine the next steps for your family, or call 1-877-392-4878 to visit with an attorney.  With offices in Oklahoma City andTulsa, our local lawyers can assist you if you live anywhere in Oklahoma, while our Northwest Arkansas injury attorneys can help you if you live near Fayetteville, Springdale, Rogers or Bentonville.




Recall: Blue Bell Ice Cream

Blue Bell Ice Cream Recall April 13, 2015 2:10 pm

There have been three different recalls in the last month pertaining to Listeria contamination. Blue Bell Creameries has now began to recall more ice cream due to pints of banana pudding ice cream testing positive for listeriosis. The contaminated ice cream came from the Broken Arrow, Oklahoma plant which serves a variety of supermarkets throughout several states, including: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Wyoming, according to Blue Bell.

More and more products are being recalled from Blue Bell Creameries, as 3 of the 8 people hospitalized for Listeria have already. For a complete list of the recalls, take a look here.

Blue Bell Creameries are not the only Listeria contamination recall this week, Sabra Hummus has also had some of their product test positive for the food-borne illness as well.

If you have consumed Blue Bell Ice Cream on the recall list and then become ill, contact your physician, and then contact Carr & Carr Attorneys.  Also, keep the ice cream in your possession but store them in a location where they will not be consumed by anyone.

If you’ve been injured or hurt due to consuming Blue Bell Ice Cream that has been recalled, please contact the personal injury attorneys at Carr & Carr, at 1-877-392-4878. 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.




Recall: Sabra Hummus Recall

Sabra Hummus Recall April 9, 2015 2:00 pm

If you have recently bought Sabra hummus, you need to check on the recalls occurring right now. Over 30,000 cases of Sabra Hummus have been recalled due to potential Listeria contamination. While some Listeria cases may cause high fevers and nausea, it can be fatal for people with already weakened immune systems. Young children and pregnant woman are also susceptible to more severe cases of the food-borne illness as well.

While the recall right now is voluntary, and there have been no reported illnesses associated with the hummus recall yet, consumers should still proceed with extreme caution. This is the second listeria-related recall to happen this week. Blue Bell Creameries have also issued a recall on banana pudding ice cream which tested positive for Listeria as well.

The recalled products include:

  • Sabra Classic Hummus in 10-ounce sizes with UPC/SKU 040822011143 / 300067
  • Sabra Classic Hummus in 30-ounce sizes with UPC/SKU 040822014687 / 300074
  • Sabra Classic Hummus without Garnish in 32 ounce sizes with UPC/SKU 040822342049 / 301216
  • Sabra Classic Hummus in 17-ounce six-packs with UPC/SKU 040822017497 / 301290
  • Hummus Dual Pack Classic/Garlic 23.5 ounce with UPC/SKU 040822342209 / 301283

If you’ve been injured or hurt due to consuming Sabra Hummus that has been recalled, please contact the personal injury attorneys at Carr & Carr, at 1-877-392-4878. 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: Biddeford Electric Blankets Pose Fire Hazard

March 31, 2015 7:43 pm

If you’ve been burned by a defective electric blanket or other similar household product, call Carr & Carr Attorneys today at 877-392-4878.

Numerous complaints regarding potential fire hazards have been made to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) concerning the Biddeford Electric Blanket. Sold by major retailers such as Kohl’s, JCPenney and Target, Biddeford Electric Blankets come in several models, and retail for anywhere from $29.99 to $69.99. While they may keep you warm and cozy, these blankets are known to pose a substantial risk to both you and your home, a risk of which potential consumers need to be aware.

Potential Fire Hazard

There are numerous reports of malfunctions regarding the Biddeford Electric Blanket on the CPSC website, www.SaferProducts.gov.  These reports range in severity from concerning to hazardous.  One consumer who had purchased the Biddeford Blanket Model 0BG04 reported coming home from an evening hockey game to the smell of smoke. Upon entering his bedroom, he found his wife, who had fallen asleep using the blanket with the setting on high. When he went to unplug it, he found his side of the blanket was nearly on fire.

Another report came from the mother of an 11-year-old girl. Much to the mother’s horror, the Biddeford blanket she had purchased several years prior caught fire while in use by the daughter’s friend during a sleepover. Miraculously, the girl was uninjured.

Ongoing Concerns

The problems concerning electrical fire hazards associated with the Biddeford Electric Blanket have been ongoing for more than 10 years. Despite a 2002 recall of close to 400,000 of these blankets due to poor electrical contacts, they remain on the market and continue to pose a risk, with many consumers unaware of the danger.

If you’ve been injured or hurt because of a Biddeford Electric Blanket or similar dangerous product, 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.




School Bus Wrecks Can Injure Children

March 30, 2015 10:47 pm

If your child was hurt while riding a school bus that was involved in a crash, call Carr & Carr Attorneys at 877-392-4878 today.

School buses are designed to safely transport children to their school, providing comfort for students and convenience for parents.  But sometimes, careless driving or other irresponsible behavior causes a wreck and kids get hurt.  If you child has been injured while riding a school bus that was involved in a crash, email Carr & Carr personal injury attorneys to see what options your family might have.  Or call toll-free 877-392-4878 to talk with an attorney.  With offices in Tulsa, Oklahoma City and Springdale, we have local attorneys who can help your family.

Below are school bus safety tips for children, from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration:

Safety Tips For Children Riding The Bus

  • Arrive at your bus stop at least five minutes before the bus is scheduled to arrive.  That way, you’ll have time to get your backpack ready.
  • When your school bus approaches, stand back away from the curb at least three giant steps (six feet), and line up with other students away from the street.
  • Before stepping onto the bus, wait until the bus stops completely, the bus driver opens the door, and the driver says that it’s okay to get on.
  • If you have to cross the street in front of the bus, stay on the sidewalk or along the side of the road at least five giant steps (10 feet) ahead of the bus before you cross. Be sure that the bus driver can see your eyes, and you can see the bus driver’s eyes.
  • Use handrails on steps to avoids falling. When exiting the bus, be careful that your clothes with drawstrings, and book bags with straps don’t get caught in the handrails or doors.
  • Never walk behind the bus.
  • Walk at least three giant steps (six feet) away from the side of the bus.
  • If you drop something near the bus, tell the bus driver and ask if it is ok to get it. Never try to pick it up because the driver may not be able to see you when you bend down.



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
Maria, Carr & Carr Attorneys

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

keenan ball trial college

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!

 






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