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A Look at Lane-Changing Accidents in Oklahoma

May 20, 2020 by Edwards & Patterson Law

Lane changing accidents in Oklahoma.

Every driver must use caution and reasonable care when driving on Oklahoma’s roadways. Unfortunately, reckless lane changing often leads to collisions and injuries. The Oklahoma Highway Safety Office (OHSO) reported that improper lane changes caused more than 3,860 car accidents in Oklahoma in a recent year. Lane-change accidents are so frequent that the Oklahoma City…

What Damages Can You Seek After an Oklahoma Auto Accident?

May 5, 2020 by Edwards & Patterson Law

A car accident can turn your life upside down. One minute, you are driving down the road to home, work or school, and the next minute, you may be left dealing with serious injuries. You could face expensive medical treatment, significant loss of income due to your inability to work and an overwhelming amount of…

Oklahoma Distracted Driving Laws [Updated 2020]

April 29, 2020 by Edwards & Patterson Law

Woman driver texting while driving.

Is It Illegal to Text and Drive in Oklahoma? In Oklahoma, distracted driving in general is prohibited by 47 OK Stat. §47-11-901b, which requires drivers to “devote their full time and attention to such driving.” In addition, Oklahoma state lawmakers have passed a texting-while-driving statute entitled “The Trooper Nicholas Dees and Trooper Keith Burch Act…

How to Determine Fault in a Car Accident in Oklahoma

April 22, 2020 by Tony Edwards

Drivers determining whose fault in car accident.

After being involved in a car wreck in Oklahoma, many people ask: “How is fault determined in an Oklahoma car accident?” Fault can be determined in a variety of ways, including by reviewing the police report (particularly if one driver was cited or arrested for causing the accident), video evidence, eyewitness statements, photos from the…

How Does Comparative Negligence Work in Oklahoma?

April 7, 2020 by Tony Edwards

Car accidents typically leave victims with severe, painful injuries that are costly to treat and may require months of recovery time. Sadly, some people never make a full recovery. However, if another party was at fault for the crash, an injured individual can file a claim against that party and pursue just compensation. For a…

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Hire Edwards & Patterson Law from the Comfort of Your Own Home

March 17, 2020 by Edwards & Patterson Law

We are taking the threat of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Oklahoma very seriously. Right now, people in OK are being hurt by the threat of the Coronavirus. Let us help! We understand the fears that many people may have about traveling. We want those in our community to play our part by minimizing contact so…

Who Is At Fault in a Left-Turn Car Accident in Oklahoma?

February 5, 2020 by Edwards & Patterson Law

Car crash accident on street.

We often work with clients who have the question, “Is a driver making a left turn always the one at fault when an accident occurs?” The answer is not a simple one. On one hand, the driver of a vehicle making an illegal left-hand turn will almost always be at fault for the car accident….

Child Car Seat Safety Issues

January 28, 2020 by Edwards & Patterson Law

child car seat safety

On June 5th of 2015, Governor Mary Fallin signed into law new legislation directed at better child car seat safety. That law took effect on 1 November 2015. Here are some of the changes. This legislation had support from both political parties and many worthwhile nonprofit organizations across the state. In fact, Democratic State Representative…

Child Car Seat Safety in Oklahoma

January 22, 2020 by Edwards & Patterson Law

Mother helping her child in fastening the car seat for safety.

When parents or guardians buy a car seat for their child, they should expect that the car seat will work right and protect the child from injury in the event of a collision. Unfortunately, child car seats can have serious defects that result in child injuries when car crashes occur. If your child was injured…

Are You Required to Wear a Motorcycle Helmet in Oklahoma?

December 12, 2019 by Edwards & Patterson Law

Father and son wearing helmet for safety.

Oklahoma is not a universal helmet state. This means that helmets are not required for all motorcyclists and passengers in our state. Instead, Oklahoma requires riders and passengers only under the age of 18 to wear a helmet. Many people choose to ride motorcycles without a helmet. While every adult motorcycle rider in our state…

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