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Sue for Loss of Enjoyment of Life

Imagine you’re driving home after a long day at work, looking forward to a quiet evening with your family. Suddenly, another vehicle runs a red light and crashes into your car. In an instant, your life changes. 

Beyond the immediate physical injuries—broken bones, bruises, and perhaps more severe trauma—you find yourself unable to enjoy the activities that once brought joy to your life. Maybe you were an avid hiker, a passionate gardener, or someone who loved playing sports with friends. Now, those activities are out of reach, not just temporarily, but possibly for a long time.

This scenario is a stark reality for many who have been involved in serious accidents in Oklahoma. The term “loss of enjoyment of life” refers to the limitations placed on your ability to engage in enjoyable activities due to injuries sustained in an accident. It’s a significant component of your well-being and quality of life, and when it’s taken from you, the effects can be devastating—not just physically, but emotionally and psychologically as well.

At Carr & Carr, we understand the profound impact that loss of enjoyment of life can have on accident victims and their families. While no one can turn back time and prevent the accident from happening, our team is committed to helping you demand compensation for your losses. With a focus on personalized and compassionate legal support, we’re here to fight for the justice you deserve. 

Understanding Loss of Enjoyment of Life

When you’re injured due to another’s negligence in Oklahoma, the law recognizes not just the physical injuries and financial costs incurred but also the less tangible (yet profoundly impactful) damages to your quality of life. Among these is what’s known as the “loss of enjoyment of life.” 

This concept refers to the diminished ability to engage in activities or pleasures that made life enjoyable before the injury. Whether it’s hobbies, sports, or spending quality time with loved ones, the loss of ability to partake in these activities is a significant consequence of serious injuries.

In Oklahoma, loss of enjoyment of life is a legitimate category of compensable damages. This recognition addresses the full spectrum of harm suffered by victims—not just the visible injuries or the direct financial impacts but also the profound effect on a person’s happiness and satisfaction in life.

Is Loss of Enjoyment of Life the Same as Pain and Suffering?

It’s important to distinguish loss of enjoyment of life from other types of damages, such as pain and suffering or economic losses. While pain and suffering refer to the physical and emotional distress caused by an injury, loss of enjoyment of life zeroes in on the victim’s diminished ability to enjoy leisure activities or life’s pleasures. Economic losses, on the other hand, cover tangible financial impacts like medical bills and lost wages. Loss of enjoyment of life stands out because it captures the value of the experiences and joys lost due to the injury, which is not as easily quantified but is equally important to the victim’s well-being.

The Role of Evidence in Proving Loss of Enjoyment of Life

Loss of enjoyment of life can have a profound impact on your life. However, you’ll need specific evidence to demonstrate this loss. While the physical injuries may be apparent and economic losses are backed up by invoices, receipts, and employment records, proving loss of enjoyment of life is more challenging. Below is an overview of the steps you’ll need to take to prove your claim.

Document Your Life Before the Accident

Proving the loss of enjoyment of life starts with clearly showing what your life was like before the accident. You need to collect photos, videos, and stories from people that highlight how you were actively involved in hobbies, sports, or any activities that made you happy and fulfilled. These pieces of proof show the big difference between your life before and after the accident. For example, showing pictures of you running in marathons or doing creative activities like painting helps create a clear picture of the changes in your life.

Provide Personal Testimony

When you talk about how your everyday life, your hobbies, and your relationships with family and friends have changed, it tells a powerful story that can’t be shown just with numbers and medical terms. Your personal experience adds a human touch to the evidence, making it easier for others to understand and relate to the impact of your injury.

Obtain Medical Records and Expert Testimony

Detailed medical records show not only the severity of your physical injuries but also explain how these injuries have limited your daily life and activities. Statements from medical experts can also provide information on the long-term effects of your injuries. They connect the dots between what your medical records say and how your injuries have changed your life for the worse. 

Obtain a Psychological Evaluation

Getting a professional psychological evaluation can help prove cases of emotional distress, anxiety, depression, or other mental health problems caused by the accident. This type of evidence makes your claim stronger by showing the full effect of your injuries on your overall health and happiness.

In short, you need to fully show how an accident has changed your life. By carefully gathering evidence that shows the difference between your life before and after the injury, and with the help of an experienced lawyer, you can clearly show the court how much you have lost.

How to Sue for Loss of Enjoyment of Life in Oklahoma

If you’ve suffered loss of enjoyment of life after a preventable accident, you can take legal action to claim damages. Start by collecting all relevant medical records, photographs, and personal diaries that document your injuries and how they’ve affected your daily life and ability to enjoy hobbies and activities you once loved. Then find an Oklahoma personal injury lawyer who can evaluate your case and help you understand the compensation you might be entitled to.

Your attorney will draft and file a complaint against the party responsible for your injuries. This document will outline your legal claims, the facts of your case, and the damages you’re seeking. After the lawsuit is filed, both sides will exchange evidence during the discovery phase. This may include depositions, requests for documents, and interrogatories. Your attorney will use this phase to gather evidence supporting your claim of loss of enjoyment of life.

Many personal injury cases are settled before they go to trial. Your attorney will negotiate with the defendant’s insurance company or legal representation to reach a settlement that compensates you fairly for your losses. If a settlement cannot be reached, your case will go to trial. At trial, your attorney will present your case, including evidence of your loss of enjoyment of life, to a judge or jury, who will then decide on your compensation.

Importance of Hiring an Experienced Personal Injury Attorney

Although you aren’t legally required to use a lawyer, filing a lawsuit for loss of enjoyment of life is not a straightforward task. An experienced attorney, with their knowledge of Oklahoma’s legal system and personal injury law, will help ensure that your case is handled correctly and with the dedication it deserves. For example:

  • An Oklahoma personal injury attorney knows how to negotiate with insurance companies and opposing counsel, increasing your chances of receiving the maximum compensation possible for your injuries and loss of enjoyment of life.
  • From filing the lawsuit to managing the discovery process and representing you in court if necessary, an experienced attorney will handle all aspects of your case, allowing you to focus on your recovery.

At Carr & Carr, our personal injury attorneys work on a contingency fee basis, meaning you don’t pay unless you win your case. This arrangement allows you to pursue justice without worrying about immediate legal fees.

Choosing Carr & Carr for your claim means putting your trust in a law firm that truly stands by your side. To us, you are more than just a case number- from the moment you walk through our doors, you’re treated with care and respect by everyone from our receptionists to our paralegals and attorneys. We listen to your story, offer comfort, and provide support every step of the way. We also have the resources and determination to go up against big opponents, increasing your chances of getting the money you need to reclaim your life after an injury.

Compensation for a Loss of Enjoyment of Life Claim

In Oklahoma, there is no cap on non-economic losses in personal injury cases. This means there’s no fixed limit to the amount you can recover for the loss of enjoyment of life, allowing you to receive compensation that truly reflects your suffering.

Factors Influencing Compensation

The amount of compensation you can claim for loss of enjoyment of life and other damages is influenced by several important factors:

  • Severity of Physical Injuries: The more severe your injuries, the greater the potential compensation, as serious injuries tend to have a more profound impact on your ability to engage in enjoyable activities.
  • Impact on Daily Life: Compensation is also based on how your injuries affect your daily activities. If your injuries prevent you from doing things that were a big part of your life, this will be considered in determining your compensation.  
  • Age and Life Expectancy: Your age and expected lifespan play a role because they help estimate how long you’ll be living with the loss of enjoyment and other losses. Younger individuals might receive more compensation due to the longer period they have to live with their injuries.
  • Mental and Emotional Effects: The psychological impact of your injuries is also a critical factor. Emotional distress and mental anguish resulting from your inability to enjoy life as before can significantly affect your compensation.

Deadline for Suing for Loss of Enjoyment of Life

Under Oklahoma law, you generally have two years from the date of your injury to file a personal injury lawsuit. This two-year window, known as the statute of limitations, is your timeframe to seek compensation for your injuries, including claims for loss of enjoyment of life.

However, it’s important to note that there are exceptions to this rule. In certain situations, such as claims against government entities, you might have a shorter timeframe to act, sometimes only weeks or months. If you miss this deadline, you may lose the right to sue for compensation permanently. An experienced personal injury lawyer can guide the applicable deadlines in your case and help ensure that your lawsuit is filed on time. 

Get a Free Consultation From an Oklahoma Personal Injury Lawyer

If you or someone you know has suffered an injury leading to a loss of enjoyment of life, don’t face the future alone. Carr & Carr Attorneys at Law is here to support you. With our years of experience and a dedicated team that genuinely cares about your well-being, we’re equipped to help you fight for the compensation you deserve. We understand the impact of your loss and will work tirelessly on your behalf. To learn more or schedule a free initial consultation, contact us today.

Blanket & Coat Drive

For 50 years, Carr and Carr Attorneys have worked hard in our communities to serve all of Oklahoma.  This winter is going to be cold, and we want to help our communities stay warm. There is a great need to assist our unsheltered neighbors.

Today – February 9, we are accepting blankets and coats at our Oklahoma City office (SW 89th Street, between Penn and Western), and at our Tulsa office (44th and Harvard).  Please bring by your donations and help us help our neighbors when they need it the most.

We have partnered with City Care in Oklahoma City.

Supportive Communities Program with City Care and Night Shelter is for people who have or are currently transitioning out of homelessness and into housing. Over the last 24 years, City Care has built 115 units of permanent supportive housing for our neighbors transitioning out of homelessness. These peer-supported communities are empowering our residents to use their lived experiences to encourage others. Residents have access to case support advocates who help them remain stably housed by focusing on increasing life skills, income, managing health needs, and rebuilding healthy support systems.

We have partnered with Tulsa Day Center in Tulsa.

Tulsa Day Center’s priority is seeing to a client’s basic needs: shelter, food, clothing, and bathing. They offer rapid rehousing services, emergency shelter, medical assistance, and legal aid to help ensure all of those needs can be met. We envision a future where every Tulsan has a home.

Susan G. Komen | More Than Pink Walk

Help us reach our goal of $2,000 for Susan G Komen this October!

Carr and Carr proudly donated $1,000! Will you collectively help match it?

Your support is helping SGK save lives and get one step closer to a world without breast cancer.

You can also join us walking in the More Than Pink Walk, this Saturday, October 21 at 8am at Bicentennial Park – Oklahoma City. Our team will be in the bright pink shirts.

BOOHAHA on Brookside

Join us at BOOHAHA on Brookside – Saturday, October 21. Walk Brookside and see all the Boo’s and Ha’s with us!

Carr & Carr Attorneys will be at the KJRH studios from 9am-noon, parade starts at 11am.

We will have candy and goodies for everyone!

Outstanding Young Lawyer Award and President’s Award – Billy Duncan

We are proud to announce that our newest associate lawyer, Billy Duncan, has received two very prestigious awards, the Tulsa County Bar Association Outstanding Young Lawyer Award and President’s Award. We are very happy to have Billy on our team at Carr and Carr Attorneys at Law. Below is the notice of the award given by the Tulsa County Bar Association.

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Billy Duncan is this year’s recipient of the Outstanding Young Lawyer Award.

Billy has been active in the Young Lawyers Division for several years, and this year, he assisted TCBA President Philip Hixon in creating a stand-alone Young Lawyers Board. Not only did he help with the development of its by-laws, but he also served as Chairman of the Board. Billy recruited and encouraged young lawyers to get more active in sections and committees. Billy also helped coordinate the YLD activities like the bowling and softball leagues and the wine-tasting competition that raised $1,000 for the Tulsa County Bar Foundation. In addition to these additional duties, Billy also participated in and completed the first YLD Leadership Academy.

Billy is a 2015 graduate of the University of Tulsa Law School. While there, he served as the vice president and delegate of the Student Bar Association, Director of the Board of Advocates, President of the Military Law Society, and Social Chair at Phi Delta Phi.  He has interned at BDO, Tulsa County Das Office, Barrister Padraic Dwyer in Dublin, Ireland, and Wagoner County DAs Office.

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Billy Duncan served as the first President of the TCBA’s Young Lawyer Division, which replaced the Young Lawyers Committee at the beginning of this year. Billy met with President Philip Hixon and Tami Williams several times during the summer of 2022 prior to the beginning of President Hixon’s term to discuss the new Young Lawyers Division. Billy was tasked with developing new bylaws for the YLD board of directors, which he did without complaint. The bylaws were completed in time for approval at the first board meeting of the new fiscal year. With his position, he became an ex officio member of the Executive Committee and attended additional meetings, again, without complaint. Billy ably led the YLD in its first year, introducing new events and projects and setting precedent for future YLD leadership. He was also a participant in the inaugural class of the YLD Leadership Academy. Billy was an important part of a successful year for the YLD and the TCBA.

Bill Duncan Award

Billy’s work experience included the Oklahoma Tax Commission, Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma, Richardson Richardson Boudreaux, LaCourse Law, Stratton Law, and BDO USA, LLP.

Billy is passionate about encouraging other young lawyers to participate in the Tulsa County Bar Association. Whether participating in TCBA activities or spending time with his wife Amanda and two daughters, Presley (5) and Zoey (3), he believes investing in the next generation is essential to the bar’s future and our community.

Michael Carr Discusses Dog Bite Incidents

Host: Well, if you are a dog owner, you may wonder what your responsibility would be if your dog bit someone. Michael Carr joins us today to tell us what we should do in that situation. Good morning, Michael. And I feel bad because we literally just showed a dog on here that’s up for adoption at the Tulsa SPCA, and then we talk about dog bites. This dog did not bite anybody, so we’ll clarify that right off the bat. But if you do have a dog that gets out of a fence or somebody comes over, you know, a repairman of some sort and the dog bites them, what kind of responsibility do you have as a homeowner?

Michael Carr: Right, well, it’s good to know what the law is in Oklahoma with respect to dog bites because Oklahoma actually does have one of the stricter laws when it comes to what a dog owner could be responsible for. So in Oklahoma, if you have a dog and the dog bites someone, then you are strictly liable for the damages the dog causes, no matter what. Except there are a couple of exceptions. One would be if someone provokes the dog and causes the dog to bite them. In that instance, the dog owner would not be responsible. But otherwise, the dog owner would be on the hook for whatever the damages are.

Host: Okay, so I watch enough Judge Judy every now and then to see there’s a lot of dog bite cases that they have on there. They’re always kind of weird when somebody else is at fault. You mentioned if you were provoking the dog, but if somebody, let’s say some kids go through your yard, if your yard’s fenced in, your dog’s back there, and some kids are trying to cut through to another yard and they climb over the fence, are you liable in a case like that?

Michael Carr: Well, so you would only be liable if the person who is injured is at the location they’re entitled to be at. So, for example, you took the example of maybe a trespasser. If someone sneaks onto your property and they don’t have a right to be there, and your dog is simply protecting you and your property, then no, you would not be responsible for the injuries the dog bites. You’re only responsible if the dog bites someone where the other person’s lawfully there. So, for example, if you’re at a dog park or something, if you’re on a walk and your dog suddenly bites someone walking next to you, on that occasion, yes, the dog owner would be responsible unless, of course, the pedestrian somehow startles the dog and provokes the dog to bite them.

Host: Now, what are you entitled to if you are bitten by a dog? If you’re the person who’s on a walk and a dog gets off leash and bites you, or if you’re in your own neighborhood and someone’s dog is not on a leash and it bites you, what are you entitled to?

Michael Carr: So, under Oklahoma law, you’ve been entitled to various things. If you’ve been bitten by a dog and you have to go get medical care, well, you’re gonna have medical expenses. And if that happens, then yes, you would be entitled to your medical expenses and any future medical expenses you might need. If you miss time from work because of this, you’d be entitled to your lost wages. It also affords just the pain of suffering from getting bit by a dog. It’s not something to be taken lightly, and the court would allow you to ask for compensation for the pain and suffering that you’ve gone through because of the dog bite.

Host: Okay, so when is it time to call a lawyer in a case like that? Is that as soon as it happens or wait and see how bad it is?

Michael Carr: Well, the law in Oklahoma is not always crystal clear. So if you’ve been injured by a dog and you’re not really sure what you might be entitled to, then yes, give us a call here at Carr & Carr. We’re able to provide you with a free consultation and let you know what you might be entitled to.

Host: All great information. Thank you so much. We appreciate all the information. We’re going to tell folks how to get in touch with you. Thank you, Michael. All right, Carr & Carr, 4416 South Harvard Avenue. Give them a call if you have questions at 918-747-1000 or you can go to their website at carrcarr.com. They’re also on Facebook.

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Distracted Driving is an Ongoing Issue Across Oklahoma

Watch our interview with Michael Carr as he discusses distracted driving with Good Day Tulsa.    

What are the most common things people get distracted within the car?

The most common is a cell phone and many cars today have come equipped with hands-free device technology to help combat this distraction. However recent studies have shown that even if you are using hands-free in the car, if you are speaking with someone it lessens your ability to pay attention to the road.

Who is most at risk to be driving while distracted?

Teenage drivers are the most at-risk drivers to be distracted drivers. For teenagers ages 15-20, motor vehicle collisions are the leading cause of death. Teenagers don’t typically drive by themselves; they have other teenagers in the car and they don’t typically stay quiet.

What happens if you are hit by someone that is clearly driving while distracted?

If you are involved in a collision and the other person was distracted or on the phone, you can receive compensation for medical bills, time off work, and your pain and suffering. Call Carr and Carr Attorneys today to speak with an attorney today.

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Carr & Carr Personal Injury Attorneys – Celebrating 50 Years

Thank you, Tulsa and Oklahoma City for 50 Years

We had the pleasure of working with Good Day Tulsa to help us celebrate three generations of Carrs who have worked hard to protect and serve the Oklahoma City and Tulsa communities for 50 years.

Pat and Michael Carr, along with their support staff are also involved with many local non-profit organizations through events, contributions, and sponsorships.

Carr & Carr is the preferred personal injury law firm in OKC and Tulsa. If you or someone you love has a personal injury case, contact Carr & Carr for a free consultation.

Target Recalls Weighted Blankets

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The kid’s Pillowfort weighted blanket has been recalled from Target department chain after reports of two young girls suffocating underneath one, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said in December 2022.

The attorneys at Carr and Carr Attorneys at Law have been helping injured victims across the nation since 1973.  We have successfully represented many products cases and helped insure the compensation you deserve.

If the Target weighted blanket was responsible for the harm or death suffered by you or a loved one, our product liability attorneys are here to help. Call us at 866-510-0580 or contact us online for a free case consultation.



CPSC and Target are urging consumers to stop using the recalled weighted blankets immediately and contact Target for a refund. Sold excluxively at Target stores nationwide and online at www.target.com. The blankets were sold from December 2018 through September 2022 for $40.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Target Corporation, of Minneapolis, Minnesota, are announcing the recall of about 204,000 Pillowfort Weighted Blankets, where a young child can become entrapped by unzipping and entering the blanket, posing a risk of death by asphyxiation.

A 4-year-old girl and a 6-year-old girl reportedly became entrapped in the cover of the weighted blanket and died due to asphyxia at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina in April 2022. Target has received four reports of children becoming entrapped in these weighted blankets, including the two fatalities.

This recall involves Pillowfort Weighted Blankets.  The blankets weigh 6 pounds, measure 60 inches long and 40 inches wide and have a removable, waterproof, washable cover. The blankets come in eight prints or colors including unicorn white, space navy, pink, blue, gray, buffalo plaid red, blue constellation, and unicorn pink. Item numbers 097-02-0140 (Unicorn – White), 097-02-0148 (Space Navy), 097-02-0361(Pink), 097-02-0363 (Blue), 097-02-0364 (Gray), 097-02-1603 (Buffalo Plaid – Red), 097-02-3904 (Blue Constellation) and 097-02-3905 (Unicorn – Pink) are printed on the fabric tag attached to the removable covers of the blankets.

The weighted blankets were manufactured in China and recalled on December 22, 2022, recall number: 23-078.

Target exclusively sold the recalled weighted blankets at Target stores nationwide and online at www.target.com. The blankets were sold from December 2018 through September 2022 for $40.

If the Target weighted blanket was responsible for the harm or death suffered by you or a loved one, our product liability attorneys are here to help. Call us at 866-510-0580 or contact us online for a free case consultation.

Philips CPAP Lawsuit – Recall, Settlements & Legal Help


Carr and Carr Attorneys at Law are offering free consultations to individuals who used Philips CPAP machines and have since been medically treated for lung injuries or cancer.

We have been helping Oklahomans and clients nationwide in lawsuits against defective and/or dangerous products manufacturers since 1973. Call us today at 866-510-0580 to arrange a complimentary consultation or contact us online. Our dangerous drug attorneys have offices in Tulsa and Oklahoma City, but we work with victims of dangerous products nationwide.


On June 14, 2021, Philips announced a voluntary recall for various Philips Bi-Level Positive Airway Pressure (Bi-Level PAP), Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP), and mechanical ventilator devices.

The recall provides potential health risks the company identified in their devices’ polyester-based polyurethane (PE-PUR) sound abatement foam component. This component can disintegrate or outgas, causing users to inhale and/or ingest toxic and possibly carcinogenic substances. The recalled devices include those in the first-generation DreamStation product family.

Philips first publicized the adverse, foam-related effects of its CPAP and Bi-Level PAP devices in its first-quarter 2021 company report. Based on reports and testing, Philips determined the PE-PUR foam could degrade into particles. These particles can then enter the device’s air pathway and be ingested or inhaled by the user. Furthermore, the foam may off-gas certain chemicals.

Philips further explained that unapproved cleaning methods, including ozone, can exacerbate foam degradation, as can specific environmental conditions that involve high humidity and temperature. Philips states these environmental conditions involve the climate and temperatures of the locations where the devices are being used and stored, not the temperature and humidity caused by a patient’s use of the devices.

The CPAP User Manual for the first-generation DreamStation product family—which comprises most of the affected medical devices—failed to warn of these potential health risks.

Side Effects and Injuries from Philips CPAP Machines

Philips reports the following potential health risks caused by the foam degradation in the recalled CPAP and Bi-Level PAP devices.

Particulate Exposure Health Risks

  • Cancer
  • Possible toxic effects
  • Respiratory issues
  • Effects to liver, kidneys, and other organs
  • Inflammation
  • Irritation of eye, skin, and respiratory tract
  • Headaches

According to Philips, patients have also reported black debris/particles in the airpath circuit of the machines. The company has received patient complaints about sinus infection, chest pressure, upper airway irritation, and headaches.

Carr & Carr Attorneys At Law

Carr & Carr Attorneys have been protecting the rights of injured people since 1973. Our law firm has obtained multi-million dollar settlements for cases involving defective or dangerous products.

We’ve helped victims from across the country get the financial security they need to cope with medical costs and move forward with their lives.

We offer free, no-obligation consultations to help you understand your legal options, and we don’t charge for our services unless we successfully recover compensation on your behalf.

Call us today at 866-510-0580 to arrange a complimentary consultation or contact us online. Our dangerous drug attorneys have offices in Tulsa and Oklahoma City, but we work with victims of dangerous products nationwide.

Carr and Carr Attorneys Help Grieving Children

Carr and Carr Attorneys of Oklahoma City and Tulsa are pleased to partner with Calm Waters, an Oklahoma City community organization dedicated to helping children grieve the loss of a loved one, on a Holiday gift-giving community initiative.  We are asking for your help in a toy drive this November and December.  Drop off your toys this November and December at Carr and Carr Attorneys at 1350 SW 89th St. Oklahoma City, or at Calm Waters at 501 N. Walker in Oklahoma City.

The Calm Waters mission is to help children and families in their grief journey caused by death, divorce, or other significant loss.

The Calm Waters vision is to be the leading provider of grief support services for children and families throughout Central Oklahoma, serving as a safe place for those who have experienced a loss to receive grief resources, peer support, and hope for the future. Calm Waters will be recognized as the expert on grief and trauma as it relates to loss, using research-based curriculum and programming.

Since 1973 Carr and Carr Attorneys have served the Oklahoma community. We hope you will join us and donate to help our children. Thank you, Oklahoma City, KFOR and Calm Waters!

Carr and Carr’s 3rd annual Turkey Trot 5k to Raise Shoes and Funds for Tulsa Day Center


Carr & Carr Attorneys is donating $10 to Tulsa Day Center for each of the first 250 pairs of shoes donated at packet pickup.

Each year Tulsans gather on the day after Thanksgiving and run a 5k or a 1 mile fun run in downtown Tulsa. Join us this year as Carr and Carr partners with Fleet Feet to raise shoes and money for the Tulsa Day Center. Gently used or new shoes will be collected at Fleet Feet or Carr and Carr leading up to the race or on the day of the race.

Please help us give back to our community!

Click here to register!

Recalls 10.13.22

Newair Recalls Magic Chef Air Fryers Due to Fire and Burn Hazards – over 11,000 units sold

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Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled air fryers and provide a picture of the rating label to the firm to receive instructions to disable the air fryer and receive a refund in the form of a newair.com credit. The credit amount will be $50 or the amount on the purchase receipt if higher. No receipt is needed to get the $50 credit.

This recall involves the Magic Chef Air Fryer Digital Air Fryer oven with model numbers MCAF56DB (black) and MCAF56DW (white). Magic Chef is printed on the top of the fryers and the rating label on the bottom has the brand name Magic Chef along with the model number. The air fryers measure about 13 inches by 15 inches by 14 inches.

No incidents or injuries have been reported.

Sold online at Newair.com, Walmart.com, Wayfair.com, Amazon.com, and Target.com from July 2018 through September 2020 for between $115 to $138.

Recalled on October 13, 2022, number 23-012.

E-Bikes Recalled Due to Fire, Explosion and Burn Hazards; Distributed by Ancheer


This recall involves Ancheer e-bikes with model number AM001907. The model number can be found on the e-bike packaging and in the instruction manual but cannot be found on the bike itself. A water bottle shaped cylindrical battery distinguishes model AM001907 from other models. The bikes are black and have 26-inch wheels. “Ancheer” is printed on the downtube.

Consumers should stop using the recalled e-bikes immediately and contact Ancheer for a free replacement battery and battery mount.

Ancheer has received six reports of incidents involving fire, explosions, or sparks, including four reports of burn injuries.

Sold online at www.aliexpress.com, www.ancheer.shop, www.amazon.com, www.ebay.com, www.newegg.com, www.overstock.com, www.rakuten.com, www.sears.com, www.walmart.com and www.wish.com from January 2016 through June 2022 for between $280 and $930.

Recalled on October 13, 2022, number 23-007.

Early Learning Centre Little Senses Lights & Sounds Shape Sorter Toys Due to Choking Hazard; Manufactured by Addo Play; Sold Exclusively at Amazon.com– over 9,000 units sold


Consumers should immediately take the recalled toys away from children, stop using the recalled red cube, discard them, and contact Addo Play for a free replacement red cube. The shape sorter toy can be used without the red cube.

This recall involves the Early Learning Centre Little Senses Lights and Sounds Shape Sorter toys. The toy has a white and gray base, holds six colored, shaped pieces with lights, and makes sounds and music. “Little Senses” is printed on the side of the base.  The toy was marketed for children between ages 6 to 36 months of age.  The item code for the sorter toy 82756 is located on the base of the main unit.

Sold online at Amazon.com from October 2020 through August 2022 for about $25.

Recall number: 22-228, recalled on October 13, 2022.

Carr and Carr Attorneys

At Carr and Carr Attorneys we have helped people in Oklahoma and across America with injuries from  dangerous or defective products. Call us today for a free consultation.

Social Media – Facebook and Instagram

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At Carr and Carr our team of over 40 professionals are here to help you. We have been serving injured Oklahomans since 1973. With offices in Tulsa and Oklahoma City, we have a staff available to help you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our team of 12 attorneys and our dedicated staff are here to help you when you need it the most.

We represent young adults or parents of adolescents who became addicted to Facebook and/or Instagram and suffered serious mental health injuries, including anxiety, depression, eating disorders, and suicidal ideation.

A few of the listed negative experiences tied to social media are; fear of missing out, inadequacy about your life, isolation, cyberbullying, emotional exhaustion, low quality of sleep, and self-absorption. Many of these experiences create a cycle of users returning repeatedly.

Social media platforms are aware of the dangers they are introducing to young adults, the vulnerable and at-risk users to generate profits. Addictive tactics are being used based on rewarding behaviors and tracking focus and engagements to create dopamine like other addictions.

According to Data Reportal: 17 of the largest social media platforms had at least 300 million active users in July 2022. Facebook has 2.936 billion monthly active users and Instagram has a potential advertising reach of 1.44 billion. A 2018 study by Hopelab and Well Being found that 93% of youth aged 14-22 use social media daily. Earthweb states that teens spend an average of three hours a day on social media, while some reported spending up to 9 hours on social media.

If you or someone you love have suffered serious mental health injuries and believe it is tied to the use of social media platforms, we may be able to help. Our experienced Oklahoma and Arkansas attorneys have fought for our clients in courts across the country. We have successfully represented people who have suffered a wide range of devastating injuries. Call us today at 866-510-0580 for a free, no-obligation consultation or contact us online to get started now.

Lawyers for Tylenol & Acetaminophen Lawsuits in Oklahoma

Lawyers for Tylenol & Acetaminophen Lawsuits in Oklahoma

The makers of over-the-counter drugs have an obligation to ensure the products they manufacture are safe when used as directed.

Yet every year thousands of people are harmed by dangerous drugs, and at Carr & Carr, we believe the manufacturers should be held responsible.

Call us today at 866-510-0580 for a free, no-obligation consultation or contact us online to get started now.

Tylenol and Acetaminophen:

Studies have shown that taking Tylenol or other private label APAP during pregnancy increases the risk of having a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder and/or ADHD.

In 2018, researchers did a meta-analysis of seven studies involving 132,738 pairs of mothers and children. The analysis revealed a 20% higher risk of autism for children who had prolonged exposure to acetaminophen in the womb.

In 2019, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that children whose cord blood samples contained the highest levels of acetaminophen — the generic name for the drug Tylenol — were roughly three times more likely to be diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder later in childhood, compared to children with the lowest levels of acetaminophen in their cord blood.


“The causes of ADHD and hyperkinetic disorder are not well understood, but both environmental and genetic factors clearly contribute,” says Beate R. Ritz, MD, PhD, chair of epidemiology at the UCLA Jonathan and Karin Fielding School of Public Health. “We know there has been a rapid increase in childhood neurodevelopmental disorders, including ADHD, over the past decades; it is likely there are environmental components.” The UCLA researchers used the Danish National Birth Cohort, a nationwide study of pregnancies and children, to examine pregnancy complications and diseases in offspring as a function of factors operating in early life. The cohort focuses especially on the side effects of medications and infections.

How can an Oklahoma Attorney Help?

Carr & Carr Attorneys have been protecting the rights of injured people since 1973. Our law firm has obtained multi-million dollar settlements for cases involving defective or dangerous products.

We’ve helped victims from across the country get the financial security they need to cope with medical costs and move forward with their lives.

We offer free, no-obligation consultations to help you understand your legal options, and we don’t charge for our services unless we successfully recover compensation on your behalf.

Call us today at 866-510-0580 to arrange a complimentary consultation or contact us online. Our dangerous drug attorneys have offices in Tulsa and Oklahoma City, but we work with victims of dangerous products nationwide.

Why Working With an Attorney Is Always Best After an Injury

If you get injured in Oklahoma, there may be severe financial consequences. Medical bills and lost wages can affect your finances immediately, and long-term care and reduced earning potential can create a monetary burden for years to come. This situation is even more frustrating for individuals who weren’t at fault for their injuries: drunk driving victims, neglected nursing home residents, or users of a defective product.

Generally, injury victims are told to file an insurance claim to receive compensation. But this process can be complicated and stressful, and insurance providers don’t always offer fair settlements. Sometimes, the only way to receive fair financial compensation is through a personal injury lawsuit.

The team of injury attorneys at Carr & Carr has helped many Oklahoma residents seek compensation via insurance claims or lawsuits. We’ll listen to your story and help you get the money you deserve to cover medical bills and other financial expenses. To schedule a free consultation, contact us online or call our OKC office at 405-691-1600.

Inadequate Insurance Settlements

Car or truck accidents are common causes of injuries in Oklahoma. If you’re injured in a car accident, one of the first things you should do is contact your insurance provider, even if you weren’t at fault (or were only partially at fault) for the accident. Under Oklahoma’s modified comparative fault laws, multiple parties can be liable in an accident, which can affect compensation via insurance claims and injury lawsuits.

Regardless of the exact circumstances of the accident, however, filing an insurance claim can often end the same way. The liable party’s insurance provider offers you an extremely low settlement for your injuries. In many cases, these lowball insurance offers aren’t enough to cover your initial medical bills, much less the cost of lost wages, ongoing treatments, and other financial consequences.

Insurance providers are businesses, and they will usually try to get away with paying as little as possible on a claim. Tring to negotiate an insurance settlement on your own can be a stressful experience.

High-Pressure Tactics

Unfortunately, insurance providers often use unsavory tactics to minimize the amount they pay on claims. The adjuster may try to rush through the process, making the victim feel like they must accept the first settlement offer immediately or risk losing the chance of any compensation. Another common tactic is using aggressive, “hard sell” language to try to pressure or guilt victims into accepting a low settlement offer.

It’s essential to remember that an insurance provider is a for-profit company. The adjuster assigned to your case may be a decent person, but their loyalty is to their employer, not to you. When you’re talking to anyone from an insurance company, remember that they’re working in the company’s best interest, not yours.

The Advantages of Hiring an Injury Attorney in Oklahoma

You may think that hiring an attorney automatically means you’ll have to file a personal injury lawsuit. But that’s not the case. A personal injury attorney can provide support and expertise to help you understand your options and let you know whether an insurance settlement offer is fair.

By calling an attorney after your injury, you can gain an ally for the entire claims process. Insurance providers are often more willing to offer high settlements to claimants who have legal representation. And if you do decide to file a personal injury lawsuit, having a lawyer with you from the beginning makes it easier to gather evidence and build a strong case.

Contact Carr & Carr for a Free Consultation

If you or a loved one is injured in a car accident, on someone else’s property, or by a defective product, you may be able to file an insurance claim. However, insurance providers often use high-pressure tactics and lowball settlement offers to limit the amount of money they have to pay to claimants. When you’re recovering from an injury, trying to get a fair insurance settlement after an accident just adds stress to an already difficult time.

At Carr & Carr, we know the ins and outs of insurance tactics. We’re dedicated to helping injured Oklahoma residents get the money they need to cover their medical bills and lost wages. If you’ve been injured, call us to schedule a free consultation. We’ll help you understand what options you have and help you seek fair compensation, whether that means filing an insurance claim or an injury lawsuit. To reach our Oklahoma City office, call 405-691-1600 or contact us online.

Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune – North Carolina Water Contamination Claims for Compensation

Camp Lejuene Low

A recent federal law provides compensation for injuries caused by contaminants in the drinking water at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.

Individuals who may seek compensation include those who resided, worked, or were otherwise exposed (including in utero exposure) to contaminated water supplied by the United States at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina for not less than 30 days during the period beginning on August 1, 1953, and ending on December 31, 1987. Legal representatives of those individuals who have died or who are not competent may also seek compensation.

The toxic contaminants in that water may have caused conditions which include adult leukemia, aplastic anemia and other myelodysplastic syndromes, bladder cancer, kidney cancer, liver cancer, multiple myeloma, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, Parkinson’s disease, esophageal cancer, breast cancer, renal toxicity, scleroderma (systemic sclerosis), lung cancer, hepatic steatosis (fatty liver disease), miscarriage, cardiac (heart related) birth defect (in utero only), birth defect/birth injury (in utero only), female infertility, childhood leukemia, childhood non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, or neurobehavioral effects. This list will change as scientific studies progress.

Individuals and representatives must make claims for compensation to the federal government and file lawsuits in federal court in North Carolina.

Carr & Carr has been a trusted Oklahoma based law firm for almost 50 years. We have helped thousands of clients obtain compensation for injuries. We can help you obtain compensation for your injuries or for those of a loved one caused by contaminants in the drinking water at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.

The time to bring claims for compensation is limited. Contact us online or call 918-747-1000 to schedule a free consultation.

Carr and Carr’s Backpack Drive

The Pencil Box

Please join us for the Carr and Carr Attorneys 3rd annual backpack drive. We teamed up with 2 Cares for the Community to host a backpack drive on July 20th at the 2 News studios at 3701 S. Peoria Drive | Tulsa, OK to benefit The Pencil Box.

As students get ready to go back to school, many families cannot afford to get their children the basics. The Pencil Box’s mission is every child deserves the supplies they need to succeed in school. Our mission is to maximize the academic potential of underserved students, equalize the learning experience and give hope for a brighter future by offering school supplies, educational tools, and incentive items necessary for successful learning.

2021 school supply impact study:

  • 70% of Tulsa public-school students arrive on the first day of school without the necessary supplies;
  • 78% percent of Tulsa public-school students do not have adequate school supplies at home to complete homework;
  • 82% percent of Tulsa public-school students’ families are unable to replenish supplies when exhausted.

The goals of Pencil Box:

  • Ensure every child in Tulsa County has the school supplies needed for school success.
  • Offer students hope for tomorrow by empowering them for success today.
  • Provide a wide variety of materials that support successful learning and enrichment.
  • Grow the organization to support all qualifying schools in Tulsa County.
  • Reduce the out-of-pocket financial burden many public school teachers face.

Since 1973 Carr and Carr have served the Oklahoma community. We hope you will join us and donate to help our local Tulsa students be prepared to return to school.

Recalls 6.21.22

TJX Recalls Egg Chairs Due to Fall Hazard; Sold at Marshalls, T.J. Maxx, HomeGoods and Homesense Stores- over 30,600 units sold

egg chairs

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled egg chairs and return them to any Marshalls, T.J. Maxx, HomeGoods, or Homesense stores for their choice of either a full refund or a refund in the form of a store gift card. Consumers can also contact TJX for instructions on how to disassemble and dispose of the chair to receive either a full refund or refund in the form of a store gift card.

This recall involves nest swing egg chairs sold under the Tommy Bahama and Martha Stewart brands. The chairs have a metal circle base that attaches to a metal pole, from which the oval-shaped wicker chairs hang by hook and chain. The chairs were sold with a round cushion for seating and a hangtag with the brand name “Martha Stewart” or “Tommy Bahama.”

Eight of the nine styles were also sold with an additional decorative pillow. One of the following style numbers is printed on a second hangtag attached to the product: PMK-6501, PMK-6503, PMK-6503-N, PMK-6505, PMK-6506, PMK-6507, PMK-6508, PMK-6509, or PMK-6510.

The firm has received 27 reports of the chairs collapsing or tipping over, including 19 reports of injuries, including cuts, scrapes, soreness and one report of broken ribs and a collapsed lung.

Sold at Marshalls, T.J. Maxx, HomeGoods and Homesense stores nationwide from December 2018 through April 2022 for between $300 and $350.

Recalled on June 16, 2022, number 22-163.

Schneider ElectricTM Recalls 1.4 Million Electrical Panels Due to Thermal Burn and Fire Hazards

Electrical panels

Schneider Electric is directly contacting all known retailers, distributors, homeowners, and any other individuals that purchased or installed the recalled product. All purchasers and installers should immediately contact Schneider Electric to arrange to have the recalled load centers inspected by trained electricians to determine if replacement or repair is required. This inspection and any resulting replacement or repair is free of charge.

Consumers can find the catalog number and date code on indoor load centers inside the door of the panel. Consumers should immediately contact Schneider Electric to arrange to have the recalled load center inspected by a trained electrician to determine if repair is required. This inspection and any resulting repair is free of charge. Consumers who continue to use the load centers while awaiting the free repair should have working smoke alarms in their homes. For uninstalled products, consumers should contact Schneider Electric for a free repair or replacement.

The firm has received one report of an incident of a loose wire. No injuries have been reported.

Sold at authorized Schneider Electric distributors and home improvement and hardware stores nationwide and online including Home Depot, Lowe’s, and Menard’s from February 2020 through January 2022 for between $90 and $1,660.

Recalled on June 16, 2022, number 22-159.

Sienhua Group Recalls WarmWave and Hunter Ceramic Tower Heaters Due to Fire and Burn Hazards – over 580,000 units sold

Heater Tower

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled heaters, unplug the unit, and follow the instructions online at (www.homeproductservice.com/recall) on how to properly sever the electrical cord to make the unit unusable, and contact the distributor, Sienhua Group (North America), to receive a prorated refund.

The firm has received eight customer reports of fire at the plug or cord and dozens of customer reports of the plug or cord overheating. There have been no reports of injury or death and one report of minor property damage.

Sold at Home Depot stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com, eBay, and other websites from September 2013 through February 2022 for about $30 to $40 depending on when purchased.

Recall number: 22-168, recalled on June 16, 2022.

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Carr and Carr Attorneys have helped people in Oklahoma and across the nation with dangerous and defective products. Call us today for a free consultation.

Recalls 5.3.22

Polaris Recalls RZR Recreational Off-Road Vehicles Due to Fire Hazard – over 1,000 units sold


Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled vehicles and contact a Polaris dealer to schedule a free inspection and repair. The dealer will re-route the battery cable, and if needed, replace it free of charge. Polaris has notified consumers to stop riding the vehicles and is contacting registered owners directly to provide more details about the repair.

This recall involves certain VINs of Model Year 2022 RZR Pro R 4 Premium and Ultimate vehicles. The recalled vehicles were sold in the following colors: black, blue and lime.

The recalled vehicles were sold in a four-seat configuration. POLARIS is stamped on the front grille and POLARIS and RZR are printed on the sides of the vehicles. The model name is also printed on the side of the chassis. The VIN is located on the vehicle’s frame in the left rear wheel well.

The firm has received one report that a vehicle lost power after start up. No injuries or fires have been reported.

Sold at Polaris dealers nationwide from May 2021 through April 2022 for between $39,000 and $45,000.

Recalled on April 28, 2022, number 22-744.

Amazon Recalls AmazonBasics School Classroom Stack Chairs – over 22,000 chairs sold


Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled chairs and contact Amazon for instructions on how to dispose of the chairs for a full refund. Amazon is contacting all known purchasers directly.

The firm received 55 consumer reports of the chairs breaking. No injuries have been reported.

Sold at Online at Amazon.com from January 2019 through January 2022 for between $128 and $190 for a set of six chairs.

Recalled on April 28, 2022, number 22-743.

Generac Power Systems Recalls Generac and DR Power Electric Start Pressure Washers Due to Carbon Monoxide Hazard – over 50,000 units sold


Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled pressure washer unless they have removed the rechargeable battery, and contact Generac to arrange to have an authorized dealer replace the start/stop switch on the pressure washer free of charge. The pressure washer can continue to be used with the battery removed but using the pull-start option to start the unit. Generac is contacting known consumers directly to provide more details about the repair.

The firm has received nine reports of the pressure washers self-starting and operating without being connected to a water supply. No injuries or property damage have been reported.

Recall number: 22-127, recalled on April 28, 2022.

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Carr and Carr Attorneys have helped people in Oklahoma and across the nation with dangerous and defective products. Call us today for a free consultation.

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