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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…

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…

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