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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... Read 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... Read 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... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Oklahoma on
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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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Oklahoma on
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,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Oklahoma on
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,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Oklahoma on
Q: My 15 year old grandson took our car without permission and wrecked it, we have liability uninsured 3 injured

June 16/2022 4:00 34th s. Virginia Oklahoma City both cars totaled non life threatening injuries, grandson at fault.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jun 30, 2022

An Oklahoma attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. I hope your grandson and the other occupants are okay. At this point, you've probably already been in touch with your insurance carrier. They will review the policy conditions and advise accordingly. If their... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Libel & Slander for Oklahoma on
Q: Do I have grounds to dispute this insurance?

I was recently in a minor vehicle collision. Minimal damage to the vehicles. I ended up with three dislocated ribs. Police report clearly states that the other driver was at fault. The agent for the other driver called me and disputed the dislocated ribs stating, “Did you diagnose... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Apr 18, 2022

An Oklahoma attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. This is something that attorneys in the Libel/Slander category would know better than car accident attorneys. There's no guarantee all questions are picked up, but you could repost in that category. Good luck

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Oklahoma on
Q: I signed a settlement for a car accident the insurance told me a higher amount that was on the settlement.

I signed a settlement for a car accident the insurance told me a higher amount that was on the settlement but I didn't notice until after I signed, is there anything I can do?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Apr 15, 2022

An Oklahoma attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. I'm sorry this happened to you. Based on the brief description, one possibility is that the settlement you say you signed (which was probably a release form) contained figures for a gross settlement, not... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Oklahoma on
Q: What should I do I have an attorney that ain't doing no good and my minor son has been injured in a car accedent

My son was 15 at the time he is 17 fixing to be 18 in October so it's been a few years they were at my at a complete stop and got hit from behind from a guy that has Farmers insurance The Farmer insurance people don't want to pay no more than $4,900 and he's whiplash is the pain is... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Apr 10, 2022

An Oklahoma (or Texas?) attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. No one here could pass judgment on your son's case or his attorney. An attorney would need to see the file. You posted under Oklahoma, because that's where you may be located. But you... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Traffic Tickets for Oklahoma on
Q: I got a ticket fail to yield out of private drive and it Resulted in someone hitting my car both cars are totaled

Can I get out of the ticket they gave me in Oklahoma

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Jan 17, 2022

Your chances of getting out of a traffic ticket increase if you have a traffic ticket lawyer representing you and you had insurance at the time of the collision. Go hire a traffic ticket lawyer and follow his advice. Good luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Oklahoma on
Q: Crossing a Street with no proper markings and a vehicle turns down that road and strikes the pedestrian, whose at fault?

Vehicle turned from 4 way road onto a two lane road. Pedestrian was in the middle of the two lane when vehicle struck pedestrian on driver's side of the vehicle. Pedestrian was struck hard enough to lift him off his feet and pitched backwards 10 feet resulting in injury to back(noted later but... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Dec 29, 2021

An Oklahoma attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for four weeks. I'm sorry for your injuries and loss of income. You may have already consulted with an attorney by now. If a law firm felt that you had the basis for a case, they would likely conduct a full investigation.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Oklahoma on
Q: I need to know if I have a lawsuit..

I had went out with a friend which I thought was my friend and he was taking me home and I can tell that he had been up a few nights probably on some kind of drug when he was dropping me off he was screaming at me telling me to get out get out I was trying to get my things together and snap my... Read more »

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black
answered on Dec 7, 2021

Yes you should retain counsel and file a police report as well as file an insurance claim against his liability carrier for damages. Do not delay in seeking treatment medical treatment immediately.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Oklahoma on
Q: If I'm injured in an auto accident while driving under suspension can I still Sue

The other driver admitted to running the light and the officer did say that the young lady admitted fault & to running the light and hitting me. There's witnesses to the accident. I was taken by ambulence to the hospital with a concussion and injury to back , arm & head. They were... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Nov 13, 2021

Only an Oklahoma attorney could advise here, but your question remains open for three weeks. Until you are able to consult with a local attorney, a GENERAL premise followed nationwide (subject to state law distinctions) is that liability is separate from the underlying offense - no license,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Constitutional Law for Oklahoma on
Q: My daughter was left alone at scene when her dad was taken to jail for warrants..is this illegal in oklahoma?

I was across town when i got the call and raced to the scene, but by the time i got there my daughter was sitting in the front of a police car and her dad had already been taken to jail and car was being towed away. My daughter was left alone, her dad handcuffed and taken to jail and car towed... Read more »

Charles Watts
Charles Watts
answered on Nov 1, 2021

Based on what you have stipulated in the question, your daughter was left with another officer. So short answer, Yes a minor can be left with another officer while her father was escorted to jail.

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Employment Law for Oklahoma on
Q: I was rear ended in company car while working. I am suing the trucking company that hit me. Should I sue Work Comp too.

The Attorney I hired for the personal injury, referred me to a workers comp attorney as well. I have reached MMI after a lumbar fusion but I still have a pinched nerve in my neck from whiplash that causes complications . My comp attorney is acting like I should just take what WC offers and has not... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Jul 27, 2021

MMI is a bogus concept invented by insurance companies. Be guided by what the injury attorney has to say. It sounds like you have signficant issues, and fusions are never mmi as the person can develop pain and other issues as the fusion puts more strain on the discs above and below the point of... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Workers' Compensation and Car Accidents for Oklahoma on
Q: I had a wreck while I was delivering for Domino's, it was not my fault, the other vehicle was stolen with no insurance,

The driver fled on foot and was never caught, my insurance wont help because I was on the job and Domino's aka team next level of tulsa will not help or answer my questions my employers will not respond to calls or messages anymore, the most they will do is get me in touch with work comp for... Read more »

Jessica Brown
Jessica Brown
answered on Mar 22, 2021

You should contact a "bad faith" insurance attorney. They frequently review initial information for no charge - have any rejection/denial letters ready to show them.

It sounds like your insurance company denied the claim because of an exclusion in your policy. An attorney can...
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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Oklahoma on
Q: If my car was impounded,I didn’t receive any citations nor do I have the title:is it up to the tow yard to let me get mY

Things out or are they required to let me get my stuff out by law?

Charles Watts
Charles Watts
answered on Mar 20, 2021

They are not required to let you have anything out of the car until you pay them. Until that time it is all considered collateral for the expense of towing and storage.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Criminal Law for Oklahoma on
Q: In oklahoma is it a misdemeanor or felony to leave the scene of an accident after hitting a parked car on private proper

With nobody being in the car

Charles Watts
Charles Watts
answered on Feb 9, 2021

Based on the limited facts - Per Ok statute 47 OS §10-103; If no injury is caused then leaving the scene is a misdemeanor with a $500 fine and up to 1 year in county jail. Furthermore, the person leaving the scene is liable up to 3 times the amount of the actual damage caused to the other... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Criminal Law for Oklahoma on
Q: What is a hit and run on private property ? Hitting a parked car ? Nobody in the car.
Brian Boeheim
Brian Boeheim
answered on Feb 9, 2021

Hit and run can be of property, like a parked car.

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Oklahoma on
Q: In a 3 car pile up at a traffic light, who is liable for the front car's damages( car A)? C car hits B then B hits A .
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Feb 3, 2021

An Oklahoma attorney could advise best, as there could be state-specific elements of vehicle & traffic law involved. But your question remains open for a week and you probably need to be in touch with your insurance carrier. As a GENERAL premise nationwide, vehicle C is usually liable if... Read more »

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