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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.

Q: While I was in a relationship we shared a computer,separate profiles & passwords. Is the info. on my profile protected?

While dating I made an account on my boyfriend’s Mac computer. After the breakup he went into my profile to get my iMessages. Once inside my profile (on his computer), without my permission. he found sexual fantasy text messages and is threatening to send them to my parents or destroy my chances... Read more »

Robert Donald Gifford II
Robert Donald Gifford II answered on Apr 7, 2018

It is not, however you should contact the other party to advise they have no consent to access your private accounts. You should also seek to protect those accounts. Should those accounts be accessed, it can constitute an illegal “hacking,” and you should file a police report immediately.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Personal Injury for Oklahoma on
Q: I work at a facility that give sign-on bonuses can they legally take my bonus from me if I was injured on the job?

I have an ongoing workman's comp case which requires physical therapy under care of a Orthopedic Dr. My Employer said since I missed work (have medical forms stating I could not work) that I will not receive my bonus.

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jan 3, 2018

Depends on the wording of the bonus offer. Seems like you want to contact a member of the Ok Assn for Justice--they give free consults.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation for Oklahoma on
Q: Got hurt at work in Oklahoma Aug 10th 20154 level fusion .They are offering 39 ,000I dont t how think that is fair

They won't look into the mid or lower back.

The Dr did not even mention my complaint

Bradford Kvinta
Bradford Kvinta answered on Dec 19, 2017

You need to speak with a personal injury attorney ASAP. Your attorney can help determine whether you're receiving fair compensation for your injuries. As a general rule, represented persons receive more compensation that unrepresented persons.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law, Family Law and Personal Injury for Oklahoma on
Q: If my Neighbors accusation that I Kicked their children or their dogs but in fact I haven't do anything to them.

What it my right what if they call the police and lied about that

Gary Johnston Dean
Gary Johnston Dean answered on Nov 17, 2017

Just tell the police it's not true. They can't arrest you without a warrant, and no prosecutor is likely to file this. So, don't worry.

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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Oklahoma on
Q: Is Oklahoma a diminished value state?

Was in a 0% at fault wreck, where the other party broke the law and hit me. Vehicle is being repaired but I'd like to get diminished value of the vehicle to help hold me over while recovering from injuries and can't work.

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Nov 11, 2017

If you have injuries you have an injury claim and should consult a member of the OK Trial Lawyers Assn--they give free consults. with your injuries this isn't d.i.y. It's also how you'll make up any loss on what you get for the property damage.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law, Employment Law, Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation for Oklahoma on
Q: My daughter was employed by a dog daycare for a very short time when she was bitten trying to stop 2 dogs from fighting

She is 19 and received virtually no training on how to handle situations like that other than to squirt them with a water bottle. There were 3 employees watching 70 dogs. She wasn’t even allowed to leave to get medical treatment even though she was bitten quite badly. What legal actions can she... Read more »

Richard Winblad
Richard Winblad answered on Oct 22, 2017

She may be entitled to Workers Compensation and/or claims against the dogs' owners. She should seek out an attorney who handles comp & personal injury claims.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Oklahoma on
Q: My case was filed 10/2016, liab accept but case haven't completed. Should I be worried? Is this normal?
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Sep 19, 2017

Depends on the nature of your injury. It's only been less than a year, and if they are arguing you had a preexisting condition--as they do in nearly every case short of amputation--yes, that can take that long.I'm assuming you have an attorney. If not you need to get one.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Arrested on a warrant i did not have. Booked in and bonded out. Court next day, they said they shouldnt have arrested me

I was waiting to visit my father in jail and they pulled me in a room and arrested me. Soent a few hours in jail before i could bond out. Treated me very unfairly. Court next day and mind you i live in a different city. Wasted my time driving for them to tell me that they messed up like i had told... Read more »

Gary Johnston Dean
Gary Johnston Dean answered on Jun 26, 2017

You may file suit against the arresting agency. I'm not sure about publication.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation for Oklahoma on
Q: Me my brother and my aunt got rear ended me and my aunt are sore but fine my brother is hurt. Can we get compensation.

Hospital visit

aunt got meds and checked out can work

Aunt has insurance

I got meds and checked out can work

I have insurance

Brother got checked out hospital did nothing cannot work

Brother has no insurance

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jun 20, 2017

Contact a member of the Ok Trial Lawyers Assn/Assn for Justice. They give free consultations. If rear ended, answer is yes to all.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Personal Injury, Products Liability and Workers' Compensation for Oklahoma on
Q: I developed a pulmonary embolism from work comp surgery, what should I do?

In January I slipped and fell on the job and severed my patellar tendon. The injury required surgical reattachment and for two days after surgery I was told not to move from my bed. I wasn't not sent home on any type of anticoagulants or with an exercise machine and I developed a DVT which led to a... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jun 12, 2017

I assume you have a comp attorney. Ask them. If you don't have one , contact a member of the Oklahoma Trial Lawyers Association--they give free consults.

Q: Work comp settlement and/or a medical malpractice lawsuit?

So, in January I fell while on the job which led to a major knee injury (completely severed my patellar tendon). The injury required surgery to reattach the tendon to my kneecap. After surgery I was specifically instructed to go home, elevate the leg, and do not get out of bed for 2 days. I wasn't... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jun 9, 2017

If you have a workers comp attorney contact them. If not, contact a member of the Ok Trial Lawyers Assn who handles medical cases --they give free consultations.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Estate Planning, Health Care Law and Medical Malpractice for Oklahoma on
Q: Is it illegal to resuscitate a person who has a valid DNR order signed by competent individual?
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Apr 21, 2017

Not if in the judgement of the doctor it was medically appropriate. DNR doesn't mean don't do squat. It means if there is a situation where recussitation merely prolongs brain dead life (or other qualification) don't resucitate)

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Oklahoma on
Q: I was injured while incarcerated. I was wondering what's the statue is limitations on suing for proper medical attentio

It happened 20 years or so ago

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Apr 14, 2017

Statute is the same as for injury cases. 20 years is way long ago.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Oklahoma on
Q: If a child living in a privately funded shelter with their mom is hurt on a playground at the shelter do i have a claim

The cut required a plastic surgeon putting him under anethesia for stitches but there is no nerve damage

Chase T Wilson
Chase T Wilson answered on Apr 10, 2017

You may have a claim, but more facts would be required to know for sure. You should contact a local personal injury attorney for a free consultation.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Personal Injury for Oklahoma on
Q: I'm 18, and a 15 year old keeps coming at me that she wants to fight me. Can I get charged for that?
Robert Donald Gifford II
Robert Donald Gifford II answered on Apr 3, 2017

You always have the right of self defense - you just can't instigate it or once you have "defended" yourself - you can't keep up the fight. There is a line. You need to "make a record" and call a police officer and document what has happened. Document the day, time, and who you call at the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Criminal Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Is it legal to form an all volunteer group with the purpose of protecting citizens from rioters?

Say I have a group that goes out and purchases riot gear, and then travels around the country and stops riots or steps in before police can to protect others. Would that be legal? I want to see if there is a way to keep people safe from groups like antifa

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Mar 31, 2017

Depends what you mean by protect. Because you chose to, in a premeditated way, inject yourself you may violate a number of statutes, state and federal. I'm sure that you will find enough injustice in Oklahoma to work on that you won't need to go outside the state. Looks to me like antifa and the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law, Criminal Law and Personal Injury for Oklahoma on
Q: My neighbor used weed and grass killer on a huge long strip of my backyard, i have 2 dogs, can I press charges?

He may have poisoned my dogs as well. He has threatened me and given warning by police. Ever since my husband passed he has been harassing, threatening, bullying, and even calling the police on me for no reason. Both the town and him has been taking advantage of the fact that i am disabled also,... Read more »

Robert Donald Gifford II
Robert Donald Gifford II answered on Mar 25, 2017

It maybe advisable to ask to meet with a police officer to make a report just to document everything that has been happening. Next, you may want to speak to an attorney about getting a civil injunction against him, and maybe even a protective order.

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