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Top 10 Roads to Ride Your Motorcycle on in Oklahoma

October 1, 2020 by Tony Edwards

Top 10 Roads to Ride Your Motorcycle on in Oklahoma

The Oklahoma motorcycle accident lawyers at Edwards & Patterson know that Oklahoma has some of the greatest roads in the country for motorcycle riders. TravelOK recently compiled a list of the top roads in the state for motorcycle riders to enjoy, whether for beautiful scenery, sights and attractions to visit along the way, or twisty…

Top 5 Causes of Oklahoma Motorcycle Accidents

September 14, 2020 by Tony Edwards

Motorcycle riders preparing for a stroll.

Motorcyclists are among the most vulnerable drivers on Oklahoma roads. Motorcycle accidents have numerous causes, but are often connected by one common thread — most occur due to negligence, or someone’s failure to drive or act responsibly. If you or a loved one was hurt in a motorcycle crash, knowing the most common causes of…

Proving Fault After a Motorcycle Accident

August 19, 2020 by Tony Edwards

Motorcycle accident injury victim rescued by paramedics.

A critical part of any motorcycle accident claim is proving who is at fault. Recovering compensation will depend on whether you have strong evidence that the other party is to blame. Without compelling proof, accident victims can find it difficult to obtain the money they need after a wreck. Establishing fault after a motorcycle accident…

Can I File a Motorcycle Accident Claim in Oklahoma If I Wasn’t Wearing a Helmet?

July 21, 2020 by Tony Edwards

Motorcycle driver not wearing helmet in an accident.

Motorcycle helmets are not mandatory in Oklahoma. That means that riders over 18 can choose not to wear them without penalty. But what happens if there is an accident? Insurance companies often cite a lack of helmet use as an excuse to reduce or deny compensation to riders who are hurt in motorcycle crashes. This…

What to Do After a Car Accident in Oklahoma

June 3, 2020 by Tony Edwards

Man calling 911 for help in car accident.

Being involved in a car accident is a frightening experience, especially if you or someone else gets hurt. The steps you take in the moments after a crash will be very important if you ever need to bring an injury claim against the at-fault driver(s). You can count on insurance companies to look for any…

A Look at Lane-Changing Accidents in Oklahoma

May 20, 2020 by Tony Edwards

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 Tony Edwards

Insurance broker explaining claims for car accident.

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 Tony Edwards

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

Car crash accident along the highway.

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

Injured driver getting rescued by the paramedics.

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…

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