According to the Oklahoma State Department of Health, improper car seat use leaves four out of five children inadequately restrained and vulnerable to injury during transport.
When car seats and boosters are installed correctly and properly fitted to a child, infants under age 1 are 71 percent less likely to die in a car crash. Toddler-age fatalities are reduced by 51 percent when the children are properly secured in car seats. Continue reading “Child Car Seat Safety in Oklahoma”→
In conjunction with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), furniture manufacturer Ameriwood announced it is recalling 1.6 million of its Mainstays brand chests of drawers due to a tip-over risk.
In the days following an Oklahoma car wreck, you are almost certain to be contacted by the at-fault driver’s insurance company. While many of these representatives are pleasant when speaking with you, the fact that you are receiving phone calls from an insurance company you do not do business with asking about your car crash can be unnerving. For some car crash victims, they respond to this situation by hiring an attorney to represent them: once an attorney has been hired, any questions the insurance company may have are directed to the victim’s attorney. Continue reading “Talk with a lawyer before talking with an insurance company”→
Airbags are meant to prevent serious head and neck injuries from occurring in a car accident (or, at the very least, reduce the severity of these injuries). When a wreck occurs and your car’s airbags do not deploy as intended, you and your passengers may be seriously injured – or even killed. Pat Carr of the Tulsa car accident law firm of Carr & Carr indicates that drivers and/or passengers who are injured by a defective airbag may have a claim for compensation against the airbag manufacturer or automaker, depending on the specific facts of the injury crash. An experienced and knowledgeable car crash attorney will need to evaluate the circumstances surrounding the crash to determine if the injury victim may be able to obtain compensation through a personal injury claim. Continue reading “Do I Have a Claim if My Car’s Airbags Don’t Deploy?”→
Few Oklahoma car crashes are as violent and emotional as those collisions caused by a driver who is under the influence of alcohol. Victims and bystanders alike are usually incensed when the at-fault driver – the driver who consumed too much alcohol – walks away from the crash with only minor injuries while the occupants of the other vehicle are seriously injured or even killed. Continue reading “Injured by a drunk driver? Our attorneys can help”→
Over the past several years, several manufacturers and retailers have recalled dressers due to tip over hazards. On January 31, 2017, Simpli Home recalled dressers involving the Artisan, Bellevue, Holden and Stratford style six-drawer bedroom chests of drawers. Continue reading “Simpli Home dresser recall”→
Few Oklahoma car crashes are as violent and are as emotional as those collisions caused by a driver who is under the influence of alcohol. Victims and bystanders alike are usually incensed when the at-fault driver – the driver who consumed too much alcohol – walks away from the crash with only minor injuries while the occupants of the other vehicle are seriously injured or even killed. Continue reading “Injured in an Oklahoma DUI Accident? Our Attorneys can Help”→
If you’ve contracted a dangerous bacterial infection after heart valve replacements or coronary artery bypass graft surgery – and possibly received a warning letter from a hospital regarding a defective machine used during your operation – you need to contact Carr & Carr immediately.
It is easy to feel alone and directionless after a car accident. After all, no one leaves home or work expecting to be involved in a crash caused by another driver. Yet, as statistics maintained by the Oklahoma Highway Safety Office show, this happens with surprising regularity: In 2015 alone, there were 645 fatalities resulting from 590 crashes. This means that every day during 2015 at least one person died in a fatal car wreck. Many more were injured to one degree or another in injury car accidents. Once a traffic injury or fatality occurs, the victim (and/or his or her family members) must not only begin the process of physically recovering from his or her injuries, but he or she must also decide whether to seek a legal recovery as well. While an attorney cannot do much to speed the physical recovery process along, as Michael Carr of the Oklahoma personal injury firm Carr & Carr, Attorneys at Law expounds, one call to an experienced attorney can make a difference in the victim’s legal recovery process. Continue reading “Calling an Attorney After an Oklahoma Traffic Accident”→