Many times clients will ask “Do I have to pay back my health insurance carrier from my settlement?” Whether you have to pay back your health insurance company will depend on many factors. Most insurance companies will exercise their right of subrogation, meaning that they will exercise their right to be paid back the benefits they extended you during your medical treatment following your collision or other injury producing event. Some insurance companies, especially those who provided you health insurance through your employer, will not reduce the amount they want to be paid back. Other health insurance companies will agree to reduce the amount they want to be paid back if they can be convinced that it is in their best interests. Continue reading “Do You Have to Pay Back Your Health Insurance After a Car Wreck?”
One of the biggest concerns people have after getting into a car wreck is how to get to another car so that they can get to work, take kids to school, and run basic errands. Under Oklahoma law, the insurance carrier for the at-fault driver is responsible for the costs to you for not having a car. Continue reading “Getting transportation after a car accident”
Ford is recalling 1.1 million pickup trucks due to a defect that may prevent the doors from opening or closing properly.
The recall affects F-150 trucks with model years between 2015 and 2017, as well as model-year 2017 Super Duty trucks. According to a Consumer Reports article on the recall, a faulty door latch or bent actuation cable may impair the proper opening or closing of the vehicles’ doors. Continue reading “Faulty Doors Spur Ford to Recall 1M Pickups”
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.
According to the CPSC, the product is unstable and poses a potentially deadly hazard to children. A 4-year-old was reportedly injured when one of the dressers fell on him. Continue reading “Child Injury Sparks Recall of 1.6M Dressers Sold in Walmart Stores”
A dedicated advocate for injury victims, Oklahoma lawyer A. Laurie Koller of Carr & Carr Attorneys at Law is also committed to advancing the rights of crime victims.
Koller was recently named to the advisory board for the National Crime Victim Bar Association (NCVBA), an affiliate program of the National Center for Victims of Crime. Founded in 1999, the NCVBA is a network of attorneys and expert witnesses that helps crime victims pursue damages through the civil justice system. Continue reading “Carr & Carr Attorney Koller Joins NCVBA Advisory Board”
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?”
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”