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Seatbelt Trauma Can Last a Lifetime

June 23, 2017 by Edwards & Patterson Law

seatbelt trauma

Years of research and experience has validated beyond any doubt that seatbelts save lives. Your chances of survival and/or escaping serious injury are measurably increased when wearing a seat belt. In fact, research shows that your chances of survival have increased by at least 60%. However, increasing use due to seatbelt compliance laws also contributes…

5 Questions to Ask Your PI Lawyer

June 21, 2017 by Edwards & Patterson Law

PI lawyer

If you have been injured in an accident, there are many variables that affect your situation. The extent of your injuries, medical costs, loss of future income or opportunities and more are all considerations that must be weighed carefully. Before you enter into a dialogue with those responsible for the accident or any insurance company…

Motorcycle Accidents Common Injuries

June 19, 2017 by Edwards & Patterson Law

motorcycle accidents

Most motorcycle accidents occur because of the disparity between motorcycles and motor vehicles. Motorcycles do not possess the stability nor the higher visibility of motor vehicles, and yet most possess higher performance capabilities. Motorcycle riders lack the protection an enclosed vehicle provides, so the likelihood or serious or fatal injury is significant. The National Highway…

Whiplash Complications

June 15, 2017 by Edwards & Patterson Law

whiplash

Whiplash is a common injury suffered by many accident victims that can have ongoing complications. Most often, whiplash occurs when the head is quickly forced to whip backward, then forward. In this unexpected event, the neck moves forcefully beyond its normal range of motion. Such violent trauma can cause injury to the spine, the discs…

Falling Asleep While Driving Accident Liability

June 13, 2017 by Edwards & Patterson Law

Falling Asleep While Driving

Falling asleep while driving is a common cause of accidents. Alcohol, long times behind the wheel, overwork, stress and even medical conditions can cause drivers to fall asleep. Many who fall asleep and cause accidents escape injury; a number of such crashes go unreported. However, for those who fall asleep behind the wheel, it is…

Sorting Out a Bicycle-Car Collision

June 9, 2017 by Edwards & Patterson Law

Bicycle-Car Collision

Collisions between bicycles and motor vehicles are more common than one would think. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, an estimated 48,000 cyclists were injured in a bicycle-car collision in 2013. In Oklahoma in 2015, 290 cyclists were involved in crashes with automobiles and 6 were killed. Although you may think simply surviving…

Public Transportation Injuries Handling Tips

June 7, 2017 by Edwards & Patterson Law

Public Transportation Injuries

Many Oklahoma citizens choose to utilize public transportation for a variety of reasons. Generally, public transportation is a safe, cost-effective and efficient means of travel. If you are involved in an accident that causes injury while using public transportation, you could be entitled to compensation. However, the process of filing a suit and determining liability…

Personal Injury Compensable Damages

June 5, 2017 by Edwards & Patterson Law

Personal Injury

As the result of a personal injury, victims may be awarded compensable damages by the court. Oklahoma law dictates the amounts and restrictions of personal injury compensable damages allowed in personal injury cases. Following is an explanation of these regulating factors. For the full text of Oklahoma’s statute of limitations regarding personal injury cases, view…

Collision Responsibilities

June 1, 2017 by Edwards & Patterson Law

collision responsibilities

No one wants to be involved in a motor vehicle accident. Unfortunately, there were 72,503 automobile crashes in Oklahoma in 2015 alone. The more frequently you drive, the more your chances of being in an accident increase. There are also other factors that contribute to being in an automobile accident, such as fatigue, road conditions…

Trucking Regulations Frequently Broken

May 30, 2017 by Edwards & Patterson Law

trucking regulations

There are an estimated 2 million commercial tractor-trailers on the roadways of our nation each day. The trucking industry is vital to our survival, as large trucks transport every manner of goods from producers to consumers. Because these large, heavy vehicles share the nation’s roads with other, smaller vehicles, trucking regulations to ensure everyone’s safety…

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