Lemons Anyone?

You’ve heard the saying, “when life gives you lemons, make lemonade”. The pessimist is likely to focus on life giving them lemons. The optimist will make lemonade, and hope more lemons come their way to make a bigger batch. The realist’s focus is dealing with the lemons handed them, and then follow through with making …

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Semi-Truck Accidents

It was Christmas Eve, my sister (we’ll call her Gina) was driving to spend the holiday with us when my parents received a gut-wrenching call; Gina was involved in an accident with a semi-truck.  My mother has always been great with organized chaos, and this was one of those times where it kicked in full …

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What is Catastrophic Tort?

Catastrophic Tort is the area of the law that deals with any accident caused by the fault of another, which results in the victim sustaining a catastrophic injury. Examples include, but are not limited to: spine, spinal cord, or brain, may also include skull or spinal fractures.  These types of injuries often require life-long care …

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Overtime and Wage Claims

You work hard to provide for yourself and your family.  Most days are great, minus some long hours here and there, and being tired once you get home; overall you have no complaints.  Your boss approaches you one day and asks you to work overtime.  Maybe someone is out sick or the work load has …

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Testimonial

“After calling two other law firms in the Tulsa area, one of them gave me the number for Attorney Don Smolen. Frustrated and discouraged, I gave his office a call, explained my situation, and was told they’d get back with me. In less than 24 hours I received a call from Don’s office asking if …

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Nursing Home Neglect & Abuse

Negligence– we’ve all heard this word in some way, shape, or form. Maybe you’ve experienced negligence yourself or know someone who has. Though we cover several areas of neglect in our practice, Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse is our focus today. Let’s be honest, it’s never easy choosing to place your loved one in the …

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Maybe This Will Help…

Let’s face it, something happens to you and whether you admit it or not, you’re a little bit scared. Some people take immediate action while others don’t know what to do, leaving them feeling completely lost and alone. If you’re in the lost and alone category, the following may be helpful to begin your first steps: Know …

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Robert Bates Guilty

On April 27, 2016, justice was served. A jury found Robert Bates, the 74-year-old volunteer reserve sheriff deputy, guilty of second-degree manslaughter. The jurors recommended the maximum sentence of four years in prison. Prosecutors told jurors that Bates was criminally negligent and deserved to be sent to prison for shooting and killing an unarmed and restrained, Eric Harris. …

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