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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice for Oklahoma on
Q: What about repeated text communications?

from paternal cousin who is going thru an alleged agreed mediated divorce with my maternal second cousin [aka “daughter”] - anything you can do about his narcissistic behavior besides ignore it? Yep. Wrap your head around that one. Lol

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jan 13, 2022

you would want to consult an Oklahoma attorney, but my read would be 1) this is one divorcing person with another--let their attorneys handle it; if they have decided not to use attorneys, be aware that the person texted is getting free information, ammunition possibly. Why stop the flow. (In... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Gov & Administrative Law for Oklahoma on
Q: What info can one use to prove common law marrige in oklahoma?
Charles Watts
Charles Watts answered on Dec 13, 2021

Proving common law is a fact-finding adventure and you should consult with a family law attorney to assist you. While it may seem very easy it in fact can be challenging to prove.

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 Criminal Law, Family Law and Personal Injury for Oklahoma on
Q: I need to speak with an attorney regarding a Second Degree Burglary charge I am currently facing.

I was pretty much bullied into opening the car door for my abusive boyfriend (now ex boyfriend) so he could load 2 weed eaters he had just stolen from a storage unit, into the back seat of his car. I opened the back door like I was told to, and Got directly back into the vehicle. I am being charged... Read more »

Tracy Tiernan
Tracy Tiernan answered on Dec 5, 2021

If you know about a crime, you go with them to the crime scene, you stay with them and you leave with them knowing what has occurred, you will almost always be charged as a codefendant. If you could show some coercion was applied to you, threats of some sort if you did not comply, and that you did... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Personal Injury for Oklahoma on
Q: Can I sue my ex husband for part of a death settlement he received from our daughter's accident?

My 21 year old daughter passed away last year. It was an ATV accident, my ex husband her father filed a death suit before I did. He received the settlement money this year and even though I was named in the documents as her mother next of kin, she wasn't married or had children I wasn't... Read more »

Howard Berkson
Howard Berkson answered on Nov 19, 2021

You can sue, but you may not have to. You might try contacting his attorney and see if his attorney can talk some sense into him. If that doesn't work, you'll need to contact an attorney. If you don't think anybody can talk any sense into him, you may want to get an attorney and... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Civil Rights for Oklahoma on
Q: my brother is incarcerated- has no legal assistance $$. He needs to file a tort claim, medical negligence. Doctor

orders were to assign a bottom bunk at the facility for medical reasons. Against the doctor's orders and his protests, employees determined he was in a top bunk. He had a seizure and fell from the top bunk to the floor. He seriously injured his back, shoulder, and hit his head. He is asking me... Read more »

Howard Berkson
Howard Berkson answered on Nov 19, 2021

There isn't really a form. But, also, a government tort claim requires notice to the state or federal government in a relatively short period of time. You need to talk to a personal injury attorney AND a civil rights attorney, since there may also be a violation of civil rights. You need to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Oklahoma on
Q: Should I accept $500 for negligence per se?

I showered at Travel centers of America, and my hair got caught in a blow dryer that didn’t have a safety cage around the fan. I struggled to remove the dryer from my hair for about an hour. I lost a significant amount of hair, and self esteem. TA’s insurance adjuster wants to pay me $500.... Read more »

Howard Berkson
Howard Berkson answered on Nov 19, 2021

I don't think anybody can give you a fair answer to this question without more details. You should talk to a personal injury attorney. Bring pictures and any medical bills or counseling bills you've received as a result of this issue.

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 Personal Injury for Oklahoma on
Q: Does a new business in Tulsa become the 'principal contractor' when an unlicensed and uninsured handyman is injured?

I had a remodeling job for a new business. The business ignored my numerous attempts to comply with OSHA standard Gen Duty clause 5 (a) [1] by me having to work in a high heat interior workspace to hold up my obligation for the work quoted. I have proof of days, times, and hours worked and all... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 3, 2021

An Oklahoma attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. You may have started out this matter with a personal injury attorney, but the issues you are describing would probably be better addressed by a workers' comp attorney. If you have not retained a WC attorney, you... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law and Personal Injury for Oklahoma on
Q: Is there a term in which a person can no longer sue for spousal abuse/domestic abuse/assault ?
Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on May 4, 2021

I'm not sure what you mean by suing for spousal abuse/ domestic assault. You would report any crimes to law enforcement as soon as possible after the event.

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 »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Personal Injury and Domestic Violence for Oklahoma on
Q: My husband has a 1st offense dv a&b w / strangulation, what happens if I want the charges dropped?

I didn't want him arrested, there was no asphyxia as I could still breathe. There is no bruising. I don't want to press charges. I want him released, but I don't know what to do to make that happen.

David A. Cincotta
David A. Cincotta answered on Dec 30, 2020

First, your husband needs an attorney. The charge is a serious one. Once the case has been submitted to the DA by the police, the decision on whether to proceed and how to do so rests with the prosecutor. You may no longer wish for the prosecutor to proceed (whether through a declination of charges... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Divorce, Family Law and Personal Injury for Oklahoma on
Q: My husband falsified a lease to obtain an Oklahoma driver's license nit Oklahoma residents who takes care of this

He filed for a divorce under same ID im driving 6 hrs neither of us are residents of the state he then lied and put an exparte on me the judge rolled her eyes when I chose to fight an attorney I paid did not go to court dropped it seeing me for 10,500 I paid him 1500 up front he made me print out... Read more »

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Dec 20, 2020

Did you have a question?

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Legal Malpractice for Oklahoma on
Q: Can a mistrial be declared if my lawyer lied to the Judge on a case predjudicing him for the following trial?

my attorney told the Judge I was a felon on a probate administration and stopped me from becoming administrator. then the judge is on the bench at a quiet title action with a pre conceived image that I am a felon and I loose the case

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Aug 6, 2020

Are you a convicted felon?

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Oklahoma on
Q: can I use the state of Oklahoma for forcing me to put off knee surgery,
Richard Winblad
Richard Winblad answered on May 13, 2020

I assuming that you want to sue Oklahoma because it put measures in place due to Covid-19 that has delayed your knee surgery. For the State to be liable for a tort it must have acted negligently and you must proceed through the governmental tort claims act. If delay is due to public health... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Oklahoma on
Q: Can I sue 711 for bring randomly attacked on their property
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Apr 5, 2020

It could depend on the level of security measures in place to protect the public. You could contact an Oklahoma attorney to discuss. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Oklahoma on
Q: I am wanting to file for disability through social security and would like to know if i need a lawyer yet.

I broke my back 4 yrs ago .i had 2 compresion fractured vertibra and a smashed disk. I went through workers comp and settled it. Just wondering if i need a lawyer or should i do it myself?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Feb 27, 2020

I'm sorry for your injury. That's a decision which is going to be up to you. Maybe a consult with a lawyer could help you decide. Most lawyers in this area offer free initial consults. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Insurance Bad Faith for Oklahoma on
Q: Where can I find the full list of laws or rules for Examination Under Oath in Oklahoma?

The 1 code listed is very vague. In California the list of EUO is at least 2 pages long on their website and it describes what is allowed and not allowed under EUO. Why is Oklahoma laws so vague concerning EUO? I’m not a policy holder and I’m a non driver on the policy, I’m also not a... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Feb 7, 2020

An Oklahoma attorney could answer you best, but your question remains open for two weeks. As a general matter, there might not be a great deal of EUO-specific law out there. It could possibly be addressed in state insurance regulations, either expressly or impliedly, as measures permitted by... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Oklahoma on
Q: I was helping a friend who is building cabins at Tantaka Ranch in Stroud, OK. I was putting on a metal roof when I fell

Off the roof fracturing my calcaneus.

Stephen Michael Kalpakian
Stephen Michael Kalpakian answered on Feb 4, 2020

What is your question?

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Oklahoma on
Q: I helped my friend at his job staining furniture and ended up cutting my arm open
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jan 4, 2020

There wasn't a question here, but your post remains open for two weeks. If you're wondering about what your rights are, it's difficult to offer any meaningful input based on the brief facts at hand. You could contact an Oklahoma attorney to discuss the matter in greater detail. In... Read more »

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