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3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation for Oklahoma on
Q: I lost total vision in my right eye working for an individual at a unofficial fabrication shop.

I was working for a friends dad at a welding shop. my actual job was welding but the first thing I did every morning was split wood to warm up the shop which is how I lost my eye. I was using a wedge and a sledge hammer and a piece of the wedge the size of a nickel went through my right eye and... Read more »

Jason Bolitho
Jason Bolitho answered on Sep 19, 2019

It does sound like you have a Workers' Compensation Claim. Oklahoma is a no-fault state regarding work-related injuries, meaning basically that if you were hurt on the job, then your related medical bills, lost wages, permanent impairments, etc. might be paid by your employer, most likely by your... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Traffic Tickets and Native American Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Who do i contact concerning conditions of a city jail?

The jail is inhumane, uninhabitable, and the inmates are mistreated. No running water, no working toilets in any of the cells, they are allowed 2 phone calls and that's it, they will let you sit and rot before allowing you another phone call, women having their menstrual cycles are denied pads,... Read more »

Keegan Kelley Harroz
Keegan Kelley Harroz answered on Aug 5, 2019

You need to discuss your case with a civil rights attorney. If you go down this road it will be expensive and time consuming, so you may have to seek help from a nonprofit, which can be hard, but not impossible. The ACLU is a good place to start. Unfortunately, your experience is more common than... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Oklahoma on
Q: was hit by a driver he later died now suing the estate wondering if there might be legal rights to accounts

93 year old man ran a red light and hit me on the driver side. causing major injuries to me causing me to be flown and be put on full life support. we ended up suing him, but 2 months after we did he died, now suing the estate. they sold the land and the house and with the insurance money was... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jun 19, 2019

Talk to your attorneys. If they have a contingent fee they have every interest in maxing the amount, and presumably have filed a notice of claim with the estate.

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Oklahoma on
Q: What kind of coverage does a company vehicle have to have.

If a person gets in an accident on his day off while driving a company vehicle is the insurance company only obligated to pay for liability coverage if the person driving the company vehicle is at fault.

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jun 14, 2019

You need to contact a member of the Oklahoma Assn for Justice who handles workers compensation to see if you are covered. As to the vehicle wreck, most auto policies have medical, some have wage loss. Ask the attorney about these "first party benefts"

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Libel & Slander and Personal Injury for Oklahoma on
Q: Can I sue a drug testing facility for a false positive drug test that I voluntarily took for Child Protective Services

What lawyer can you recommend in Oklahoma

I voluntarily took a drug test for CPS. The testing fac. said it was positive for meth, methadone, Xanax, Barbiturates. These results were used against me in court and my grandkids were taken away on 8/24/18. The lab results were negative for all... Read more »

Melissa Oxford
Melissa Oxford answered on May 26, 2019

You may have a cause of action but you would have to have evidence that it was, in fact, a negative result. Your testimony will not be enough. You will need other toxicity test results from that same day to support any case you may have.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Oklahoma on
Q: I was getting checks from Multi injury trust fund then turned 65. Can I get back on since more injuries have came up?

I have been put on oxygen 24 hours a day from my diaphragm coming halfway up my left lung from head injury. They said signal from brain to diaphragm shorted and it is stuck there. Have abestos.

Melissa Oxford
Melissa Oxford answered on May 26, 2019

I recommend discussing these issues with your lawyer. The Multiple Injury Trust Fund can be complex and the answer to your question will depend on certain issues, and there are special laws for some injuries, including asbestosis.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Personal Injury, Criminal Law and Small Claims for Oklahoma on
Q: Does a vehicle have to yield to a pedestrian attempting to halt its movement by stepping in its path?

Two vehicles are in a parking lot. The elderly Driver of Vehicle A opens their door, loses their grip due to the wind, and the door swings into Vehicle B, leaving a deep dent (6" x 3" x 1/2"). The driver of vehicle B gets out and examine the damage. When B insists A is liable for damages, A... Read more »

Kyle Persaud
Kyle Persaud answered on Mar 13, 2019

There are a number of offenses, for which each driver may be liable.

Driver A may be guilty of assault. "An assault is any willful and unlawful attempt or offer with force or violence to do a corporal hurt to another." Okla. Stat. tit. 21 sec. 641. A attempted to injure B with A's car....
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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for Oklahoma on
Q: i want to sue a District Attorney Investigator. Who do I send notice of a tort claim to? City, County, or State?

DA investigator in bad faith filed an affidavit of probable cause filled with false allegations & withheld exculpatory evidence violating my 4th amendment rights. 5months in jail DA dismissed upon being informed of that material evidence withheld. so now I want to file a tort claim but who do I... Read more »

Kyle Persaud
Kyle Persaud answered on Mar 11, 2019

Unfortunately, under Oklahoma State Law, you can't sue a district attorney or his employees for performing prosecutorial functions. See White v. State ex rel Harris, 2005 OK CIV APP 79 (available online at http://www.oscn.net/applications/oscn/deliverdocument.asp?cite=2005+OK+CIV+APP+79)... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Oklahoma on
Q: If you turn 18 and if your 17 year old sibling taunts you the point of anger,can you hit them legally?
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jan 9, 2019

no. Look at articles on how to control your feelings. Talk to a counselor if you can.

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/fulfillment-any-age/201511/the-best-way-react-insult...
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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Oklahoma on
Q: i got hit head-on the other party 100% at fault bills are 12500 and she offered me 1800 and my left breast is still hurt

the adjuster is talling me that soft tissue is not worth crap im hurting and still have breast apain and she stated that she will not pay for future pain or anything

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jan 9, 2019

the adjuster is full of something. Contact a member of the Oklahoma Trial Lawyers Assn for the county where it happened. They give free consults.

You have a claim for the medical bills in most states, as well as your injuries and any lost time from work.

Your injuries are...
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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Oklahoma on
Q: Are there other ways beyond showing medical records to prove pain and suffering for a personal injury case? Can I submit

evidence about how long I had to take off work, physical therapy appointments, etc?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Dec 26, 2018

Rules of evidence can differ from state to state, but in general, medical records can demonstrate pain and suffering. You mention time off from work. If applicable, also save evidence of activities you were not able to perform as a result of injuries. Also save records of the use of any... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Oklahoma on
Q: What would b a good estimate on a work related injury accident settlement

Needing advice on a estimate on a work related injury that resulted in a leg amputation and they r asking us to give them a quote on a settlement

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Dec 22, 2018

For something of this importance, you should consult with a workers' compensation attorney. Many give free consultations. Additionally, try posting your question in the workers' comp section of this board.

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Oklahoma on
Q: I saw my child's face hit the windshield when the defendant's car rear-ended mine. Is that something I can sue for

emotional distress over?

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Oct 28, 2018

Yes but the requirements are pretty strict as the law doesn't like it because it's hard to know if it's for real.You need to talk to an attorney about your child's case so discuss yours at the same tome. Contact a member of the Oklahoma Assn for Justice--they give free consultations.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury and Civil Rights for Oklahoma on
Q: is There anyway I can receive all of my restitution payment?

My total of restitution is 177 thousand I’ve only received around 800 in the past two years

Keegan Kelley Harroz
Keegan Kelley Harroz answered on Oct 22, 2018

You will receive payment after the Defendant makes a payment and it is processed by the state.

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Oklahoma on
Q: We got rear-ended in hit &run.neglient car kept driving but car inoperable stopped 1/4mile after.we had no insurance

Other driver left car walked away without seeing if we were ok or talking to us.i checked her glove box for insurance and found tag and license info.intersection has cameras

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Sep 4, 2018

I assume you contacted cops. Talk to a member of the OK assn for justice--they give free consults.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Personal Injury, Agricultural Law and Animal / Dog Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Hit a pig on a state highway. What can I do about my car damage? Livestock owner said the 2 pigs escaped fence.

We’re in Oklahoma the accident happened in Minco, OK to be specific. The livestock was in the middle of my lane I did everything I could to prevent hitting it but it happened anyway. I was almost to a complete stop when I saw the car behind us about to run into us so I then pulled to the side of... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Sep 4, 2018

Get an estimate and have it paid for by farmer or his insurance. Or if you have collision run it through yours and they can,,,,, call farmers (as it were)(sorry).

If you were injured, contact a member of the Oklahoma Assn for Justice--they give free consults.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice for Oklahoma on
Q: My surgeon admitted fault in cervical fusion. Some symptoms have presented as a result of the error. Where to start?

CT scan revealed that 1 screw was accidentally placed in the middle of the transverse foramen of C1 vertebrae causing pinching and possibly more to the verterbral artery. The surgeon seems reluctant to do anything about it, which is unsettling.

Camille Brooks Ibrahim
Camille Brooks Ibrahim answered on Jul 5, 2018

You can file a medical malpractice suit against the doctor!

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Rights and Libel & Slander for Oklahoma on
Q: Dated a man in the air force. He is a master sergeant and training for 1st sergeant and he asked me to marry him.

Purchased wedding ring and gown. Purchased him $218 Bose ear buds which was a gift

Loaned him $100 of my children child support money and he stated to pay back. I have email of affairs, pictures of him with women, texts, emails of me asking for my $100 back and he told me he is done with... Read more »

Benjamin W Scott
Benjamin W Scott answered on Jun 27, 2018

You have the right to walk away from him and get him out of your life. It is probably not worth the time or effort of trying to get the $100 back.

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law, Contracts, DUI / DWI and Personal Injury for Oklahoma on
Q: IS THERE A TAX LAW THAT TAKES HALF OF THE 25,000 RT OFF THE TOP THAT I HAD BEEN AWARDED BECAUSE OF AN ACCIDENT THE PERSO

The 25,000 is the amount the person carried so they automatically said the taxes take half which left me with 12,500 is this tax deal true

Reece B. Morrel Jr
Reece B. Morrel Jr answered on Jun 25, 2018

With the limited facts you have given, it is hard to determine what is going on - but, I am suspicious.

First of all, it is common to have taxes "withheld" in a variety of transactions. These can include withdrawals from retirement accounts, winnings from slot machines, etc. And as an...
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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Oklahoma on
Q: Yes I need advice on what to do. I have a Workman's comp. Case on going. But I think my lawyers are not doing right.

The Dr. my lawyer sent me to did not do a complete examination on my injury and only turned in a small part of my injury. My lawyer is acting like he is not worried about it. And has also advised me to go to work. What should I do?

Gary Johnston Dean
Gary Johnston Dean answered on Jun 17, 2018

Talk to your lawyer again about this issue, and ask him to explain why he is not concerned. If not satisfied, take copies of everything you have, and visit with another comp attorney.

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