Oklahoma Law Injury Blog

Child Safety In and Around the Car

Noble McIntyre on June 21, 2016

When you’re riding in a car with your children, you’re probably careful to be sure that they are properly buckled into child safety seats in order to keep them safe. But, what about keeping your children safe around the car—not just in it? One of the less-known causes of fatalities in children is backover accidents. Continue reading

Recall Roundup: May/June, 2016

Noble McIntyre on June 7, 2016

Recall Roundup: May/June, 2016

It’s never good news when a favorite product has been recalled. Even if you’ve been using it and not had any trouble, it’s always a good idea to find out specifically why it’s been recalled and take whatever measures the manufacturer recommends in order to make it safer for consumer use. Sometimes, that just means calling the manufacturer for a replacement part, or it might mean that the item should be returned and exchanged for a different model. Regardless, it’s hard to keep track of all of the recalls that happen (and you probably aren’t notified of them if it’s not an item that is registered), so we try to keep you aware of the big ones. Continue reading

Bicycle Safety Tips

Noble McIntyre on May 24, 2016

Bicycle Safety Tips

It’s spring (finally), and for a lot of people, that means getting those gears back in action—literally—by hopping back on their bikes. Before you do that, though, it’s always good to have a little refresher of some bike safety precautions you can take to help reduce your risk of being involved in a bike/car accident. Continue reading

Furniture Tip-Over Accidents

Noble McIntyre on May 10, 2016

Have you child-proofed your home? If you are living with young children, you probably have taken plenty of precautions — making sure medications and cleaning products are out of reach, covering electrical outlets, and avoiding choking hazards are all important. But, you might not suspect that your child could be seriously injured or killed because of falling furniture. Continue reading

Volkswagen Emissions Recall Update

Noble McIntyre on April 26, 2016

Last fall, the news broke that there would be a huge Volkswagen recall that had to do with the manufacturer’s having falsified emissions tests. Some Volkswagens had been manufactured to include software that could misrepresent the amount of pollutants that cars were putting into the air. For consumers, this caused a lot of problems, including Volkswagens that would fail inspections or that would lose resale value because of the faulty emissions software.

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Dangers of Driving on Flooded Roads

Noble McIntyre on April 13, 2016

April showers bring… well, you know the saying. But, sometimes, an “April shower” (or any downpour) is more than a shower. Heavy rains, especially in the spring, can cause severe flooding. Driving on flooded roads can be very dangerous. In any harsh weather situation, the best option is to stay off the roads, but that’s not always possible. If you do need to drive when there are flooded roads, keep these cautions in mind:

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Tire Safety: You’re Only as Safe as Your Vehicle

Noble McIntyre on April 5, 2016

Like any responsible vehicle owner, you probably keep track of certain maintenance needs—oil changes, belts and other things crucial to keeping your car working optimally and safely. But, how often do you think about your tires? Until you get a flat, you might think that everything’s just fine, but that’s not necessarily the case. Your tires’ quality and maintenance is one of the keys to safety on the road. It’s not just safety, either. Good tires not only protect against some breakdowns and crashes, but they also give you increased fuel economy and longer tire life.

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What is an underride accident?

Noble McIntyre on March 29, 2016

An underride accident is when a passenger vehicle crashes into the rear or a tractor-trailer, and the result is often fatal. Although tractor-trailers are required to be equipped with underride guards, these often fail, even in low-speed crashes. When a passenger vehicle crashes into the rear of a tractor-trailer, the upper part of the passenger compartment can be crushed because the body of the truck has such an impact on the vehicle safety cage. Continue reading

Easter isn’t always fun and frolic: Watch out for real Easter hazards

Noble McIntyre on March 22, 2016

Spring has sprung, as they say, and that means that Easter is upon us. While kids and adults alike love dyeing eggs, participating in egg hunts, Easter baskets filled with goodies and the obligatory chocolate bunny or Peeps, there are some things you should know about some seemingly harmless Easter traditions.

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Voice-activated Texting No Safer than Texting While Driving

Noble McIntyre on March 15, 2016

Would you drive drunk? Probably not. For most reasonable people, the idea of driving drunk is something that they simply don’t see themselves doing. They know the risks and the consequences, and they’re going to take every precaution to avoid doing so. But, lots of those same people would think nothing of sending a quick text while driving. They might even think that they’re being extra cautious if they choose to use voice-to-text over typing a text, but that’s been shown to be incorrect. In fact, distracted drivers are even more dangerous than drunk drivers.

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