The decision to place a loved one in a nursing home is hard enough. Deciding which nursing home is even harder. Here are 5 things that will help make the right decision: Get a referral from friends and others. There is nothing like the personal experience of others to rule-in…Read More
Hiring a lawyer as soon as possible after an accident is critical. I had a client who waited to hire a lawyer thinking he could deal with the at-fault person’s insurance company on his own. He agreed to be recorded by the insurance adjuster. While anwering the adjuster’s questions about the accident, the questions quickly turned to ones that implied the client was somehow at fault. The client called me immediately after talking to the adjuster. I was able to take control of his matter and avoid further damage to his claim and case.
The Dirty Secret of Assisted Living
Assisted living today is not what most people think it is. They used to be retirement communities, where residents could get restaurant-style dining and play golf on the weekends. The people who lived there were independent and self-sufficient. Not anymore. Many People in assisted living today would have been placed…Read More
Nursing Home and Assisted Living | The Dangers of Wandering and Elopement
Nursing homes or assisted living centers in Oklahoma, and throughout the country, must provide care and supervision to residents who wander or elope to prevent and protect residents from injury or death. “Wandering” and “elopement” are health care industry terms used by assisted living or nursing homes to describe residents…Read More
How To Hire A Personal Injury Lawyer
Finding and hiring a lawyer can be stressful and intimidating. There are more lawyers per person in the United States than in any other country in the world. Finding a lawyer is easy. Finding the best lawyer for your legal issue is not so easy. This is especially true when…Read More
What to Expect When You Call or Meet a Personal Injury Lawyer About Your Case
To meet with or even talk to a lawyer by telephone about a legal problem should not be intimidating, but it is for a lot of people. In fact, I have had clients explain the reason for waiting so long to hire a lawyer was at least partly caused by…Read More
The Truth Behind Bed Sores in Nursing Homes
Many families struggle with the decision to place a loved one in a nursing home. When a loved one is unable to be out of bed without assistance or is unable to sufficiently move or shift themselves when in bed, the care needed to prevent bed sores requires more attention…Read More
What if You or Your Parent Had to Be Placed in a Nursing Home?
The thought of being put in a nursing home is too painful and scary to think too long about. Thoughts of nursing home abuse, nursing home neglect, nursing home bedsores, or nursing home death are painful and unpleasant.
How Can I Protect Myself From Salmonella in a Restaurant?
We’ve heard and read about many outbreaks of e. coli and salmonella in the past 6 months. The most recent one reported this week is from sprouts and that outbreak has reached Oklahoma. In an article from CNN, they report salmonella is responsible for 1 million cases of foodborne illness…Read More
How to Protect Yourself From Hit-and-Run or Uninsured Drivers
Like in most other States, Oklahoma requires vehicle owners to carry liability insurance to pay for harms and losses when the owner or driver of the vehicle causes a collision. The minimum amount of insurance required in Oklahoma is $25,000 per injured person, $50,000 total split among all injured persons,…Read More
5 Key Actions To Take If You’ve Been In a Car Accident
If the police come to the scene to investigation the collision, the officer will usually obtain the critical information needed by you to file an insurance claim. The information will ultimately end up on the official collision report. However, if the police do not come to the scene, there are…Read More
What To Look For When Choosing A Lawyer To Handle Your Case
Finding the right lawyer is the most important step in obtaining a reasonable settlement of a personal injury or death claim. Insurance companies (and lawyers who defend them) know the personal injury lawyers who are inexperienced and unwilling to file a lawsuit and take a case to trial. Based upon…Read More
Old People Fall, Nursing Home Injuries & The Law
Federal regulations require nursing homes to supervise residents to prevent accidents such as falls. “Old people fall.” That is often the excuse given by nursing homes after a family’s loved-one suffers a fall and serious injury. The truth is that nursing homes must determine which residents are at high risk…Read More
What To Do If Your Loved One Died Due To The Fault Of Another
Wrongful death is a death caused by the fault of another person or corporation for which the family of the deceased person can sue and be compensated for their grief and loss of companionship.
Working In Oil Fields Is Dangerous Work
Oklahoma oil field workers know their jobs are dangerous. They take the steps necessary to protect themselves from harm. However, an untrained or unsafe worker employed by the rig operator or rig/field service contractor can create a serious risk of injury to all of the other safety conscious workers on…Read More
Child Care Abuse Prevention
One of our worst fears as parents is leaving a child at a daycare or other child care setting where a child abuser or sexual predator is working or has access to children. Parents and family have every right to trust that the child care setting has workers who have…Read More
Drunk Drivers Are Liable For Your Injuries
Drunk drivers who cause injuries or death are responsible for the paying their victims for their harms and losses. However, because they chose to put other drivers at risk by drinking and driving, drunk drivers can also be punished by having to pay extra money to the victims. Insurance companies…Read More
Hiring The Right Attorney
Knowing which attorney is right for you can be difficult and time consuming. At a large firm, clients are often just numbers where client phone calls and email about their case are not returned promptly. Many solo practitioners often handle cases other than personal injury, so they lack the knowledge,…Read More
Trucking companies are under no obligation to keep accident-related records past a certain time period. If you were injured by a semi truck, call the GT Firm as soon as possible so we can make sure critical trucking company records are not destroyed.
Nursing Home Injuries and Death
When a loved one is seriously injured or dies from neglect or due to bad care in a nursing home, the thoughts of what to do can be overwhelming. The GT Firm has 20 years of experience helping families in these situations. We can take action immediately, following a simple phone call to…Read More
There is no greater anguish suffered than the death of a family member, especially when it was caused by another person’s conduct. As hard as it may seem, the family must act quickly in order get the accountability they will want after the funeral is over and the initial grief subsides.
Car Wrecks – Do’s and Don’ts
A simple car wreck may not turn out to be so simple. Insurance companies are always looking for ways to blame the innocent victim so they can pay less than full value of car damage or for injuries. Also, seemingly minor injuries or soreness can progress to a more serious condition that…Read More