Safety Tips

7 Tips to Reduce the Risk of a Propane Explosion Accident in Oklahoma City

By Clayton HasbrookJul 29, 2016 Safety Tips

Every summer, millions of Oklahomans fire up their grills for backyard barbeque parties.  Many use propane grills, which, while cleaner than messy charcoal, can cause deadly explosions or burns if damaged by defects.  Here, our Oklahoma City burn injury lawyers offer up seven simple tips for reducing the risk of a gas grill explosion this+ MORE

Staying Safe on 4th of July Weekend

By Clayton HasbrookJun 30, 2016 Safety Tips

The Fourth of July is a time when our nation comes together to celebrate its birth. The Fourth of July weekend is a time when many people meet with family and friends to cook in their backyards and enjoy the nice weather. However, the Fourth of July weekend can be a dangerous time during the+ MORE

What is the Leading Cause of Motorcycle Accidents in Oklahoma?

By Clayton HasbrookSep 10, 2015 Legal Information

Motorcycles are a beloved American icon, representing the rebellious spirit of the open road. Unfortunately, the same qualities which motorcycles are prized for – the speed and freedom they offer riders – also contribute to serious injuries and wrongful deaths when bikers get into accidents with other vehicles. In this article, our motorcycle accident lawyers+ MORE

Be Careful When Driving in Rural Oklahoma

By Clayton HasbrookMar 03, 2014 Safety Tips

SERIES: WHY IS OKLA’S TRAFFIC FATALITY RATE SO HIGH? (PART 5) In a series of blog posts, I have been exploring the question: Why is the Oklahoma traffic fatality rate almost twice the national average? The answer is not what you may think. It is not due to a higher rate of drunk driving fatalities.+ MORE

Speeding is Overlooked Cause of Death on Oklahoma Roads

By Clayton HasbrookFeb 28, 2014 Safety Tips

SERIES: WHY IS OKLA’S TRAFFIC FATALITY RATE SO HIGH? (PART 3) Speeding is the cause of almost a third of deaths on Oklahoma roads and highways, and the same is true nationwide. Although drunk driving gets much more attention, the statistics show that speeders are just as deadly as drunk drivers, both in Oklahoma and+ MORE

The Role of Drunk Driving in Oklahoma’s Traffic Fatality Rate

By Clayton HasbrookFeb 27, 2014 Safety Tips

SERIES: WHY IS OKLA’S TRAFFIC FATALITY RATE SO HIGH? (PART 2) In a blog post yesterday, first of a series, I asked the question: Why is the Oklahoma traffic fatality rate almost twice the national average? According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (2012 data), one in every 5,405 Oklahomans will lose one’s life+ MORE

Teen Drivers Should Silence Phones When Behind the Wheel

By Clayton HasbrookOct 30, 2013 Safety Tips

Anyone who has had frequent involvement in teen car accidents takes every opportunity to warn teens and their parents about the dangers. That goes for first responders to the scene; it goes for the emergency and medical personnel who treat the injuries and attempt to save lives; and it goes for us lawyers, who often+ MORE

Be Careful Whom You Lend Your Car To

By Clayton HasbrookSep 04, 2013 Legal Information

You may be a loving parent or a generous friend, but I recommend thinking twice before loaning your vehicle to someone whom you know is drunk, or has been drinking, or has a history of drinking problems.

Designated Drivers Have Often Been Drinking

By Clayton HasbrookAug 02, 2013 Safety Tips

The July issue of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs reports that about 40% of college students who are designated as “designated drivers” drink along with the students who designated them to stay sober. The study focused on people who frequented restaurants and bars near a Florida college. Breath tests were administered on+ MORE