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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, DUI / DWI, Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Oklahoma on
Q: My bf was driving and caused an accident. I covered for him. I need to amend the report. What's the best way to do this?

He was drunk. The lady he hit is suing. None of this was my fault.

Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on Jun 18, 2024

Hire an attorney. This could lead to serious criminal consequences for you.

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Oklahoma on
Q: I backed into a car that was illegally parked in a private parking garage. Property said I wasn’t liable.

Private gated apartment garage. Backed into a guest of a resident that was parked in resident parking. Apartment said I wasn’t liable for damages since the car was illegally parked and technically trespassing. Am I liable? The resident said they didn’t know guest parking wasn’t allowed but... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jun 10, 2024

An Oklahoma attorney could advise best, but you posted last week. Until you are able to consult with a local attorney as to applicable statutes, such as the one your claimant mentions, the general rule is that the moving car would be liable. The fact that a vehicle is not parked in a valid spot... View More

3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Oklahoma on
Q: I cannot find the address of State Farm’s agent for service of process in Oklahoma

I have paid for 500 deductibles of collision for 6 months. Without any notice or refund, they changed it to no collision. After I noticed it from APP, I called my agent said I have no idea that I changed my current policy and I want my old policy back. However, I do not have record this call. After... View More

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answered on Jan 22, 2024

To serve State Farm or any corporation with legal papers in Oklahoma, you need to locate their registered agent for service of process. This information can typically be found through the Oklahoma Secretary of State's office. They maintain a database of registered agents for corporations... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and DUI / DWI for Oklahoma on
Q: I found there was an error changing insurances, which lead to a short lapse in coverage, how far back can they charge me

If there was a fender bender by a family member, and a ticket issued for misdemeanor DUI?

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answered on Jan 10, 2024

If you discovered an error during the process of changing insurance that resulted in a brief lapse in coverage, and there was an incident involving a family member with a ticket for misdemeanor DUI, the impact on your insurance coverage and potential charges can depend on various factors. Insurance... View More

2 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI, Personal Injury, Car Accidents and Native American Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Can a 19 year old who illegally purchased alcohol in oklahoma be punished for furnishing the alcohol to an 18 year old

18 year old also was driving and had a collision while drunk driving and received dui should the 19 year old be punished as well for purchasing it

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answered on Jan 1, 2024

In Oklahoma, both the legal drinking age and the legal age for purchasing alcohol are 21. If a 19-year-old illegally purchased alcohol and provided it to an 18-year-old who subsequently got involved in a collision while driving under the influence, the 19-year-old could potentially face legal... View More

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Q: A pedestrian ran out in front of my daughter and she hit him. Is she reliable?

My daughter had a green light making a left hand turn. A pedestrian came out of nowhere and ran in front of her. She hit him. He was medi-flighted out with pain to his left side but moving all extremities and coherent. Could she be reliable?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jan 8, 2024

It could depend on additional details about the crosswalk, traffic control device, applicable rules for pedestrian crossings, whereabouts of pedestrian, and other possible factors. It could be best to assume that the pedestrian will contemplate an action for injuries, and to contact your insurance... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Oklahoma on
Q: I hit a cow with my car. How long can I sue
Melissa  Webb
Melissa Webb
answered on Nov 15, 2023

The statute of limitations for negligence is two (2) years in Oklahoma. I recommend hiring a personal injury attorney to investigate - sooner rather than later. In my experience, these are difficult cases to prevail on in Oklahoma.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Oklahoma on
Q: If you where hit by a train at a railroad crossing with zero visibility, who is responsible?

I was approaching a crossing that I cross every day to and from work, I have never seen a train. The tracks where over grown with weeds and the brush on the sides where over grown limiting your ability to see a train approaching. The tracks only have a yield sign, and as I was approaching 1 day, a... View More

Melissa  Webb
Melissa Webb
answered on Nov 12, 2023

Under Oklahoma law you are required to yield at railroad crossings. Accordingly I believe you were at fault notwithstanding the visibility issues particularly since you were familiar with the route and knew there was a RR crossing there. Railroads are maintained by the federal government and you... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Libel & Slander for Oklahoma on
Q: Is there any way to sue the owner of the car or their insurance company if I was the driver and hit a deer than a tree

So I took over payments on a Camaro about 9 months I was giving the ppl that had the car $70 that first month to cover insurance the following month I told them I was going to get insurance in my name. They stated don’t do that I know the situation you in it’ll be cheaper if I add you to my... View More

Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on Nov 12, 2023

You can sue them for breach of contract and fraud.

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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Health Care Law and Personal Injury for Oklahoma on
Q: I got an est physician lien. Does this mean I'll owe money?

Husband was hit while driving and the other driver filed a claim.

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answered on Oct 10, 2023

In Oklahoma, a physician's lien means a healthcare provider can claim a portion of a personal injury settlement or judgment to cover medical treatment costs. If your husband received treatment after the accident and a lien was filed, the provider expects to be paid from any compensation you... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI and Car Accidents for Oklahoma on
Q: Totaled my car. No one was harmed. Already spent night in jail. Can't afford law. What happens next

Already had an arraignment. Can't afford lawyer for the next one. What can I do to avoid jail time

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answered on Oct 9, 2023

In Oklahoma, if you're facing criminal charges and cannot afford a lawyer, you have the right to request a public defender. At your next court appearance, let the judge know that you cannot afford an attorney and request to have one appointed for you. If you qualify financially, a public... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Oklahoma on
Q: What can over ride a statute of limitations on auto insurance on collecting from a accident?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Sep 25, 2023

An Oklahoma attorney should advise, as your question involves state civil procedure rules, not general legal concepts. But you posted your question last week. Until you're able to consult with a local attorney, some of the elements that could SOMETIMES serve to toll the statute (subject to a... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Oklahoma on
Q: If I hit an awning at a drive-through restaurant, and there was not a clearance warning sign, who is at fault?

I was going through taco Bueno, and as I am pulling off from ordering my food, I heard a noise I look in my mirrors and I noticed that my cargo trailer has hit the awning above the drive-through menu. got out and looked did not really see any damage. I looked to see if there was any warning,... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jul 4, 2023

An Oklahoma attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. First priority is to address the citation for leaving the scene of an accident. You could reach out to attorneys - it isn't likely that someone here would be able to respond with meaningful step-by-step... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Car Accidents, Estate Planning and Probate for Oklahoma on
Q: My sister was killed by an 18 wheeler in Oklahoma in Feb 2022 & has a surviving Husband and 2 children as well a mother.

The husband was appointed Admin for her Estate and only listed himself and his 2 children as sole and only heirs. A Notice of Settlement of the civil case was posted on March 23, 2023, but the Final Account and petition for distribution and discharge is coming up April 25th. My question is, does... View More

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Apr 11, 2023

Q. Should my mother seek an Oklahoma attorney and make the court date for the Final account and petition?

A, Yes---the mother should contact an Oklahoma accident/injury attorney for the purpose of determining whether or not she has any rights as a result of her daughter's death....
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Q: If my car get into the total loss settlement,and I received car cash value lower than the local market value
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Mar 2, 2023

An Oklahoma attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. Unfortunately, the spike in car values since the pandemic is a factor here. If you're still negotiating the claim, you could present the PD examiner with values in your geographic region. But there's no... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets, Car Accidents and Criminal Law for Oklahoma on
Q: My son fell asleep at the wheel, causing property damage, and is being charged with a misdemeanor. How serious is this?

To our knowledge, the property owners are not pressing charges. However, the District Attorney is charging him with a misdemeanor for this accident. He was not under the influence of anything. He was returning home from football practice. He's a good kid. No history of drugs or alcohol. Good... View More

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Sep 21, 2022

If the District Attorney is prosecuting this, then you need to hire an attorney to represent your son's interests and help mitigate this matter----depending on the age of your son, it may be possible to get all of this transferred to juvenile court jurisdiction which might keep all of this off... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Oklahoma on
Q: I had a minor car accident with 5,000 in medical bills, no attorney wants to take it because its small

I want to file it in small cliams but i will have to serve the woman that hit me and progressive insurance, the woman thaht hit me will be hard to locate, can i do a service by publication in small cliams or only teh regular court?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Sep 7, 2022

An Oklahoma attorney could advise best but your question remains open for two weeks. Until you consult with a local attorney who knows specific provisions in Oklahoma's civil procedure rules, keep in mind that publication is a very weak form of service (even if permissible under certain... View More

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Q: I was in an accident and I was not at fault. What recourse do I have after a low-ball offer from the at-fault insurance?
Tracy Tiernan
Tracy Tiernan
answered on Aug 20, 2022

Assuming you have already retained an attorney on a contingency fee basis, your main three options are:

1. You can accept it and close the claim out;

2. You can file a lawsuit provided your attorney has means and desire to take the case to trial;

3. You can make a counter...
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Q: As I was driving down a street the wind blew an unsecured gate open into the street. It hit my car and did major damage

Is the homeowner liable since his gate blew open into the street as I was passing?

I know it was the wind, but it was not secured and extended into the street when open.

Thanks

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Aug 7, 2022

An Oklahoma attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. It sounds like the homeowner would be liable as a general matter. Coverage could depend on the policy. If the carrier considered such a claim, they would conduct a more detailed investigation of the gate, weather,... View More

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Q: If during a car accident, a child is hurt and the mother is driver of someone else vehicle . The claim against mom, why?

To reach a settlement the mother has to agree. And as it is up to the courts either the child waits till 18 to receive the money or parent is given a monthly amount to get what the child needs

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jul 8, 2022

An Oklahoma attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. If the mother was the operator of the other vehicle, then she would have a claim brought against her - but that vehicle's insurance should cover that. In terms of your second point on the settlement for a minor,... View More

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