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Tulsa Personal Injury Attorney

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EDWARDS & PATTERSON

1831 East 71st Street
Tulsa, OK 74136
United States (US)
Phone: 877-761-5059
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Tulsa, OK Office

Our Tulsa personal injury lawyers at work on a case.

Tulsa takes pride of place as Oklahoma’s second-largest city and one of the top 50 largest cities in the United States. With a population nearing 400,000 in the city itself, and topping 1.1 million in the greater metropolitan area, the city sits mostly within the boundaries of Tulsa County, Oklahoma. For nearly a century, the city was proud to claim the title “Oil Capital of the World.”

The personal injury lawyers at Edwards & Patterson Law seek to play a vital role in the life of Tulsa.

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When you are ready to get answers to your questions about your personal injury or wrongful death case, call or reach us online and get started with a free consultation.

Tulsa Personal Injury Lawyers

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Attorney Matthew Patterson was born in McAlester and raised on a ranch in Stuart, only 20 miles west of his birthplace. Mr. Patterson’s love of the Oklahoma outdoors and strong work ethic, learned in these early days, shine through in his work for injured clients throughout Oklahoma and Arkansas.

We pursue maximum compensation for accident victims and their families in cases that include:

  • Car Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Truck Accidents
  • Slip and Fall
  • Traumatic Brain Injury

Mr. Patterson earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Sothern Nazarene University, his Master of Arts from the University of Oklahoma, and his law degree from the University of Oklahoma School of Law. He is admitted to practice in all Oklahoma state courts, as well as the Eastern Oklahoma Federal District Court, which covers both Tulsa and McAlester.

Attorney Tony Edwards, also a McAlester native, attended East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma, following his graduation from high school in Stuart, earning his Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and Psychology. He received his law degree from the University of Oklahoma in 1982.

Mr. Edwards is admitted to practice before all state and federal courts in Oklahoma, including those located in Tulsa, and the state and federal courts of Arkansas. He practiced law with the Stipe Law Firm in McAlester for several years before founding the Edwards Law Firm in 2006 in order to provide a more personalized approach to the practice of law. In 2015, he partnered with Mr. Patterson to launch Edwards & Patterson Law.

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Texting While Driving Deaths
March 24, 2017 by Edwards & Patterson Law

Texting while driving has grown in recent years to epidemic proportions. Every death is tragic; but texting while driving deaths are especially so because they are 100% unnecessary. In the time it takes to look away from the road to read a text, a vehicle traveling at 55 mph travels the length of a football... Texting while driving has grown in recent years to epidemic proportions. Every death is tragic; but texting while driving deaths are especially so because they are 100% unnecessary. In the time it takes to look away from the road to read a text, a vehicle traveling at 55 mph travels the length of a football field. That is the same as traveling that distance blind. According to the National...

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WHAT WE DO

It’s important to act quickly if you have been injured in any sort of accident. Getting the appropriate medical treatment is the immediate priority. Your next step is to speak to an attorney who can mount an investigation right away.SEE ALL CASES WE HANDLE

Personal Injury Lawyers in Tulsa Who Stand by Your Side

No part of recovering from a serious injury is easy. That’s especially true if someone else is responsible for the accident. Even a seemingly minor injury can become a hassle if an insurance company disputes your claim or denies it altogether. When profit-driven insurers pressure you for a fast and easy settlement, it’s important to contact a personal injury lawyer who can fight to protect your rights.
Inside the courtroom with gavel near judge's chair in Tulsa.

Tulsa personal injury law allows victims to recover compensation for financial, physical and emotional losses caused by another party’s carelessness. Today’s medical costs alone can break the bank. But there are inevitably other monetary losses resulting from an accident, such as property damage, lost income and the costs of any home modifications that may be necessary to accommodate the injured person as they recover. These are just a few examples of the many types of expenses that can be reimbursed in a successful Tulsa personal injury claim.

If you have been injured in an accident and another party is to blame, our Tulsa car accident attorneys can analyze the facts of your case and explain your legal options. Contact Tulsa injury lawyers Edwards & Patterson Law now for a free consultation about how we can help you.

Services Our Tulsa Law Firm Offers

In addition to serving our clients, Edwards & Patterson Law is proud to serve our communities.

Mr. Patterson is a past president of the Pittsburg County Bar Association. He also serves on the board of Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma and the Pittsburg County Youth Baseball Association.He also enjoys spending time with his wife and their son.

Mr. Edwards has served as an Elder of the Lakewood Christian Church for 20 years. He has also served on the boards of the McAlester Boys & Girls Club and Shared Blessings. He also enjoys spending time with his wife and their five children.

What Are the Worst Intersections in Tulsa?

Driving in Tulsa can be risky. In 2015 alone, there were 9,972 total crashes in the city, according to the Oklahoma Highway Safety Office. The majority of those crashes happened on city streets, or 6,903 total accidents.

Intersections can be the most dangerous places to drive in a city. In fact, News on 6 reports that the 25 worst intersections in Tulsa accounted for 1,647 accidents in 2015, or 16.5 percent of the city’s total accidents and roughly one-in-four crashes that occurred on city streets (23.8 percent).

Based on the data collected by News on 6, the Tulsa intersections with the most crashes were:

  • Memorial Drive and Highway 51 (121 crashes) – This is where Memorial Drive crosses Highway 51, or the Broken Arrow Expressway, in a commercial area near several auto dealerships.
  • Mingo Road and 71st Street (94 crashes) – As the TV station notes, 71st Street is one of Tulsa’s busiest roads. In fact, five of the city’s worst intersections involve the street. Because of mall, high school and hospital traffic, the intersection with Mingo Road can be particularly dangerous.

Rounding out the TV station’s list of the worst intersections in Tulsa were:

Intersection Crashes

  • 81st Street and Memorial Drive 89
  • 51st Street and Highway 169 88
  • 61st Street and Highway 169 84
  • 41st Street and Highway 169 84
  • Sheridan Road and Highway 51 81
  • Highway 51 and Highway 169 80
  • 71st Street and Highway 169 80
  • 21st Street and Highway 169 74
  • 41st Street and Garnett Road 66
  • 31st Street and Highway 169 63
  • I444 and Highway 51 61
  • 71st Street and Olympia Avenue 60
  • 51st Street and Peoria Avenue 57
  • 81st Street and Highway 169 53
  • 71st Street and Memorial Drive 53
  • 31st Street and Garnett Road 53
  • 91st Street and Yale Avenue 52
  • 21st Street and Sheridan Road 52
  • 91st Street and Highway 169 51
  • 61st Street and Yale Avenue 51
  • 51st Street and Memorial Drive 51
  • 71st Street and Lewis Avenue 50
  • 41st Street and Memorial Drive 50

If you have been in an accident in a Tulsa intersection, be sure to contact a personal injury attorney today.

How Can a Tulsa Injury Attorney Help Me?

It’s important to act quickly if you have been injured in any sort of accident. Getting the appropriate medical treatment is the immediate priority. Your next step is to speak to an attorney who can mount an investigation right away.

The lawyers at Edwards & Patterson Law will:

  • Provide a truthful assessment of your personal injury claim.

    We only take cases that we believe in. If we think the insurance company is offering you a fair settlement or that your claim won’t win, we’ll be honest about it.

  • Start our investigation immediately.

    You’d be surprised at how quickly evidence can disappear after an accident and how fast a witness’s memory can fade. Our legal team will leave no stone unturned in collecting medical records, bills, receipts, physical evidence, photographs, videos, eyewitness testimony, expert statements and other details to prove how the accident and injuries have impacted your life.

  • Handle all negotiations with insurance companies.

    Once you hire Edwards & Patterson Law to represent you, our legal team will take over all contact with insurance adjusters so that you can recover and, if possible, get back to your daily activities. Having legal counsel by your side is critical because insurance adjusters seek to minimize payouts, and that often comes by tricking claimants into mistakenly saying something that jeopardizes their claims.

  • Root out any additional sources of compensation. 

    Sometimes liability in a Tulsa personal injury claim can be spread among multiple parties. Our lawyers are skilled at identifying and pursuing potential third-party defendants.

  • Fight for a fair result.

    Negotiations can be a difficult process, but most times a resolution can be reached out of court. If no agreement can be reached, the lawyers at Edwards & Patterson Law prepare each case as if it’s going to trial. That means we will be ready if your case needs to go to court.

  • Keep you informed every step of the way.

    This is your We will advise you about what we think will achieve the best outcome. But you are always the ultimate decision-maker as the case proceeds.

Types of Cases Our Tulsa Personal Injury Lawyers Handle

The attorneys at Edwards & Patterson Law have decades of experience representing clients in a wide variety of personal injury claims, including:

Negligence: The Key Elements in an Tulsa Personal Injury Case

The attorneys at Edwards & Patterson Law have decades of experience representing clients in a wide variety of personal injury claims, including:

Doctor checking the broken arm of car accident victim in Tulsa.

Winning a personal injury case means proving negligence. You must be able to show that another party’s actions (or failure to act) caused the accident that injured you.

There are four elements that must be satisfied to show negligence under Oklahoma law:

 

  1. Duty of care. The at-fault party was obligated to protect you from harm. For example, a business owner is obligated to take every reasonable measure to protect you from being injured on his or her premises.
  2. Breach of duty. The party violated his or her duty by failing to do something in a reasonable way or how another party would have done in similar circumstances. Continuing the above example, a business owner who does not clean up a puddle or place appropriate warning signs in the area is breaching his or her duty to maintain safe floors for patrons.
  3. Causation. Your injury was the direct result of the breach, such as what might happen if you fell and hit your head after slipping in the puddle.
  4. Damages. The party’s actions or inactions caused actual damages, such as hospital expenses, permanent or temporary disability, pain and suffering, etc.

The components of negligence might seem pretty simple based on the slip-and-fall example. However, personal injury cases are rarely that straightforward. Defendants will look for ways that an injured person might have contributed to his or her own injuries by behaving recklessly themselves. Another defense strategy could be that you knew an activity was inherently dangerous and assumed the risk by participating in it, thus releasing the other party from liability. We are familiar with all of the tactics that defense lawyers use to deflect responsibility from their clients and provide swift and strong rebuttals to their claims.

Comparative Fault and Your Tulsa Injury Claim

You may still be able to obtain compensation in Tulsa even if you were partly to blame for the accident that injured you. The courts use a method called modified comparative negligence rule to apportion the fault out to the involved parties. As long as you are not found to be 51 percent or more responsible for the accident, you can recover damages to get your life back on track.

The amount of compensation will be reduced by your percentage of fault. For example, if you were found 30 percent responsible for a motor vehicle accident that injured you, you would be entitled to only 70 percent of the final award. So, if your total damages were $10,000, your award would be reduced to $7,000.

Our lawyers know how to fight back in cases of shared fault to ensure that you aren’t unfairly assigned a portion of the blame. Partial damages are certainly better than no damages at all, but we will make sure that you aren’t cheated out of the compensation you deserve.

Tulsa Personal Injury Statute of Limitations

The aftermath of an accident is filled with uncertainties. The ultimate outcome of your injuries may not be known for months, or even years, especially when the trauma is catastrophic.

The statute of limitations to file a personal injury claim in Oklahoma is two years from the date of the injury. Once that deadline has passed, the chances of making a successful claim will be slim. There are narrow exceptions in certain cases, such as if you were a minor at the time of the accident. A personal injury attorney would need to analyze the specific facts of your case to see if any exceptions apply.
Our Tulsa injury lawyer at his desk working on a case.

What Types of Damages May I Receive?

There are several different types of compensation that can be recovered in a Tulsa personal injury claim:

  • Economic damages. 

    These may be awarded for quantifiable losses, such as hospital bills, prescription costs, co-pays, lost earning capacity, lost wages, rehabilitation expenses, cost of ongoing nursing care and property damage.

  • Noneconomic damages.

    This includes compensation for losses that are more difficult to quantify, such as pain and suffering, mental anguish, disfigurement and loss of companionship and counsel.There is a $350,000 cap on noneconomic damages in most Oklahoma claims.

  • Punitive damages. 

    Sometimes the courts will award compensation to victims in an effort to “punish” the defendant for their recklessness. These are called punitive damages and are also limited to certain caps in Oklahoma depending on the circumstances of the case.

Many times, insurance companies will push for an individual to settle before the full extent of his or her injuries are known. This strategy benefits insurers because the injured party releases them from responsibility before the total damages are truly understood. However, it can be detrimental for the injured if future medical complications arise.

The Tulsa lawyers at Edwards & Patterson Law seek the maximum amount of compensation available every time. We never settle until we have a clear understanding of what is at stake for our clients and their families.

What Can I Do to Help My Personal Injury Case?

There are several simple things that you can do to help your claim:

  • Seek medical treatment immediately, even if you don’t feel hurt at first.
  • Do not give a recorded statement to an insurance company.
  • Go to all of your follow-up appointments with doctors, physical therapists, psychologists and other health-care professionals.
  • Fill your prescriptions on time and take the medication appropriately.
  • Keep a journal during your recovery to document your injuries and the effects they have had on your life.
  • Keep all accident-related receipts and bills. Bring them to your consultation with our lawyers.
  • Try not to talk to anyone about the case except for your attorney and/or a trusted friend Do not post anything about the accident on social media. In fact, it’s best to stay off social media entirely after an accident.
  • Keep us apprised of any changes to your circumstances or medical condition as soon as possible.
  • Tell us everything. Our personal injury lawyers serving Tulsa will work for you, but we cannot craft the best possible case for you if parts of the truth are omitted.

Reach Out to our Tulsa Personal Injury Lawyers Today

If you’ve been injured in the Tulsa area or a surrounding area like Muskogee, our lawyers are ready to help. Contact us now for a free case evaluation. We take every case on a contingency fee basis, which means we only get paid if you receive compensation. We care. We fight. We win! Contact Edwards & Patterson Law today.

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EDWARDS & PATTERSON LAW

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EDWARDS & PATTERSON LAW

1831 East 71st Street | Tulsa, OK 74136

877-761-5059

1831 East 71st Street Tulsa OK 74136

877-761-5059

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