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.
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.
A “statute of limitations” is the legal term for the amount of time you have to file a claim. Generally, you have two years from the date of the incident to file a personal injury claim in Oklahoma. If you wait longer than two years from the date of the incident or injury, the court might not be willing to hear your case. The exception to this rule is that if your case involves the Oklahoma government, you would have only one year to file a claim for liability.
You might already know that if you’re involved in a collision, your child is safest when buckled properly in a child safety seat. But, the seat, alone, isn’t the answer — you need to be sure that the seat is installed properly, your child buckled securely, and that you’re following all of the manufacturers’ instructions for the correct use. The Car Seat Lady offers tips for making sure that your child is as safe as she can be while on the road:
Injured on the job? If you have suffered a workplace injury, you could be eligible for workers’ compensation insurance. Workers’ compensation is insurance that is used to compensate an injured worker for disability, medical and rehabilitation expenses associated with the injury. This is designed to protect both the employee and the employer because the injured employee receives financial compensation for his or her injuries, but that person would be blocked from bringing a liability lawsuit outside of workers’ compensation.
Car insurance industry statistics show that the average person will file a claim for a car collision about once every 18 years. That means that during your driving lifetime, you would be statistically likely to have three to four car accidents. This could mean anything from a parking lot fender-bender to serious injury collisions. The good news is that the likelihood is that your crashes won’t be fatal — of about 10 million accidents on U.S. roads each year, about three of every 1,000 accidents are fatalities.
We all love to believe that once we purchase an item, it’s safe and ready for long-time use. But, sometimes that doesn’t happen. On occasion, a product will be recalled because it is determined to be unsafe or cause injury after it has been brought to market. There are lots of recalls every day, and we can’t report on all of them, but we try to hit the highlights. For more recall information about the products in your home or office, visit the Consumer Product Safety Commission. For now, take a look at some of the big ones we’re watching right now.
It’s not news that DUI, or driving under the influence, is a serious problem in Oklahoma, and nationwide. If you get a DUI in Oklahoma, your penalties could be anything from jail, fines, and license suspension to an ignition interlock device (IID) — or any combination of those. Continue reading
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