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Experienced Advice

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.

5 Things to Know when Deciding on a Nursing Home

5 Things to Know when Deciding on a Nursing Home

Friday, May 05, 2019 by Guy Thiessen

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

The Dirty Secret of Assisted Living

The Dirty Secret of Assisted Living

Tuesday, July 07, 2018 by Guy Thiessen

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 Home and Assisted Living | The Dangers of Wandering and Elopement

Wednesday, April 04, 2016 by Guy Thiessen

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

How To Hire A Personal Injury Lawyer

Wednesday, April 04, 2016 by Guy Thiessen

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

The Truth Behind Bed Sores in Nursing Homes

The Truth Behind Bed Sores in Nursing Homes

Wednesday, April 04, 2016 by Guy Thiessen

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?

What if You or Your Parent Had to Be Placed in a Nursing Home?

Wednesday, April 04, 2016 by Guy Thiessen

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?

How Can I Protect Myself From Salmonella in a Restaurant?

Wednesday, April 04, 2016 by Guy Thiessen

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

How to Protect Yourself From Hit-and-Run or Uninsured Drivers

Wednesday, April 04, 2016 by Guy Thiessen

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

5 Key Actions To Take If You’ve Been In a Car Accident

Wednesday, April 04, 2016 by Guy Thiessen

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

What To Look For When Choosing A Lawyer To Handle Your Case

Wednesday, April 04, 2016 by Guy Thiessen

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

Old People Fall, Nursing Home Injuries & The Law

Wednesday, April 04, 2016 by Guy Thiessen

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

Working In Oil Fields Is Dangerous Work

Working In Oil Fields Is Dangerous Work

Wednesday, April 04, 2016 by Guy Thiessen

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

Child Care Abuse Prevention

Wednesday, April 04, 2016 by Guy Thiessen

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 Are Liable For Your Injuries

Wednesday, April 04, 2016 by Guy Thiessen

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

Hiring The Right Attorney

Wednesday, April 04, 2016 by Guy Thiessen

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 Accidents

Trucking Accidents

Wednesday, April 04, 2016 by Guy Thiessen

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

Nursing Home Injuries and Death

Wednesday, April 04, 2016 by Guy Thiessen

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

Wrongful Death

Wrongful Death

Wednesday, April 04, 2016 by Guy Thiessen

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

Car Wrecks – Do’s and Don’ts

Wednesday, April 04, 2016 by Guy Thiessen

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