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Car crash accident on street of TulsaTulsa is a bustling city and home to hundreds of thousands of Oklahoma motorists. As in any large metropolitan area, Tulsa drivers are at an increased risk of being in a car accident. Victims who are injured in crashes caused by someone else’s carelessness may be entitled to compensation under Tulsa’s car accident laws. Contact our car accident lawyer in Tulsa today.

If you were hurt in a wreck, talking to a knowledgeable auto accident attorney could be the first step toward obtaining money that protects your family and ensures your wellbeing.

Our Tulsa Car Accident Lawyer Can Help You

Look no further than Edwards & Patterson Law. Our Tulsa car accident attorneys have decades of experience representing clients in car accident claims throughout Tulsa, McAlester and the surrounding areas. We have dedicated our careers to providing compassionate legal service to injured Oklahomans. We care about you. We care about your claim. And we fight to make sure that you receive fair and just compensation for your injuries.

Having a car wreck lawyer as your advocate can alleviate a tremendous amount of stress after a car accident. You may have multiple insurance companies requesting a recorded statement and your medical records before making a settlement offer. You may be without transportation and worrying about missing work and getting your kids to school. Edwards & Patterson car accident attorneys can help figure out the logistics and protect your legal rights at the same time.That way, you can focus on healing.

Reach out to our Tulsa car accident lawyers today for a free consultation. There is never an obligation to hire us, and we get paid only when we obtain compensation on your behalf.

At Edwards & Patterson Law, we believe knowledge is power. Let us give you the legal information you need to make an informed decision about your Tulsa car accident claim.

Why Should I Speak to a Car Accident Law Firm?Scale of justice in a court in Tulsa

  • First of all, it’s free! Most Tulsa car accident lawyers, including the ones at Edwards & Patterson Law, take cases on a contingency fee basis. That means you don’t pay unless we win. That puts all of the risk on the lawyer, not you.You also can feel confident knowing that our attorneys only take cases that we believe have merit. We wouldn’t waste your time and our resources unless we think a favorable verdict or settlement is possible.
  • Second, there could be a lot to lose if you don’t. Insurance companies are notorious for making low settlement offers and pressuring car accident victims to settle too early. But the time after a car accident, particularly those that involve serious injuries, can be unpredictable. You or your family might be scared, fragile and unprepared to deal with persistent calls from insurance adjusters. When stress is the primary emotion, accepting a quick payout can be tempting to eliminate the hassle. But beware — you are likely entitled to more than what the insurers are offering. A skilled car accident attorney at Edwards & Patterson Law can take over all negotiations with the insurance company as soon as you hire us. All you have to do is tell them, “You need to speak to my lawyer,” and you’re set.
  • Finally, you may be unaware of other sources of compensation that may be available to you. Oklahoma law requires motorists to carry liability coverage in case of a car accident. But sometimes the cost of the damage and injuries may exceed the policy limits, leaving you with a substantial amount of remaining losses. Some at-fault drivers break the law and don’t carry coverage. However, you may be able to receive money from uninsured motorist (UM) or underinsured motorist (UIM)coverage from your own policy. There may also be additional avenues for compensation depending on the circumstances of your case. An experienced car crash attorney from Edwards & Patterson Law is skilled at looking for every possible source of money to help you get back on your feet again.

Whether you were injured on I-44,I-244, U.S. 64, the Broken Arrow Expressway, U.S. 169, U.S. 412 or on any of the Tulsa’s smaller city roads, you can rely on Edwards & Patterson Law to investigate your car accident thoroughly. Even a relatively minor accident can have serious consequences. No matter the size of the wreck or scope of the damage, we tackle each case meticulously. Our aggressive approach to investigating your claim shows the insurance companies that we mean business.

What Common Types of Car Accidents do Our Lawyers Handle?

A car accident in Tulsa with a Semi TruckAll sorts of car accidents happen in a busy metro area like Tulsa. The degree of damage usually depends on multiple factors, such as the location of impact, speed, sizes of the involved vehicles, what types of safety features a car has, and the driver behaviors that caused the wreck.

Your lawyer can evaluate all of the possible contributing factors in your accident so that no detail is missed while building your case. The most crucial part is finding the evidence to support your claim that negligence caused your injuries.

Common types of car accidents include:

  • Rear-end accidents happen when one car crashes into the back of another vehicle. They can easily occur when a driver is following too closely and has little stopping distance if the vehicle in front brakes suddenly. Distraction is another frequent cause of rear-end accidents, especially when a driver is texting or talking on a cell phone. The most common injury associated with rear-end crashes is whiplash, a painful condition that results from the sudden back-and-forth snap of the neck that happens in the collision. Liability in rear-end crashes typically falls on the driver who struck the vehicle in front, although the situation can get more complicated in chain-reaction crashes.
  • Side-impact crashes, also known as T-bones or broadsides, occur when one car is struck on the side by another vehicle. The injuries in a side-impact car accident are likely to be severe. Much depends on where the vehicle was hit and where the occupants were seated, along with whether airbags or other safety design features helped minimize the force of impact. Unlike a front or rear-end crash, where bumpers and crumple zones add a measure of protection for occupants, a side-impact accident provides less cushioning. Cuts from broken glass, thermal burns, broken bones and head trauma are among the many injuries possible in a side crash.
  • Head-on collisions are also called front-end crashes. They happen when the front of one car strikes the front of another vehicle traveling the opposite direction. Head-on collisions can be particularly deadly. Severe trauma including traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injuries, internal bleeding, fractures, lacerations can cause lifelong disabilities for victims of a head-on crash. Common causes are distracted driving, driver fatigue, intoxication, inclement weather and poor road conditions.
  • Rollover accidents happen when a vehicle overturns and flips onto its side or roof. Typically, this happens when a car is driving too fast and a driver overcorrects on a sharp turn or twist. Many rollovers involve a single car, pointing to driver error as a key cause of the crash. However, faulty tires and other vehicle defects have also led to lawsuits holding automakers and parts manufacturers responsible for injuries resulting from a rollover crash.
  • Sideswipe accidents occur when two vehicles travelling parallel to each other collide. Sideswipes often happen when a driver makes an unsafe lane change or gets distracted. If both drivers are able to compensate quickly, a sideswipe accident may be minor. However, if the crash happens at high speed or pushes one vehicle into another or off the road entirely, the damage can be severe and involve multiple parties.
  • Multi-vehicle crashes are extremely dangerous and legally complex. Unraveling the chain of responsibility in a multi-car accident involves a thorough review of every driver’s actions in the wreck. Injuries in a pile-up crash are likely to be more serious because at least some of the cars will be struck more than one time.It may make it hard to exit the vehicle and get out of harm’s way. While determining liability in a multi-vehicle crash is complicated, you could still be entitled to compensation. Oklahoma has a comparative fault statute that allows motorists to obtain a portion of compensation from an accident, even if they share part of the blame. As long as you are not found to be 51 percent or more responsible for the car accident, you could still receive some money for your losses.

What Damages are Available in Oklahoma Car Accident Claims?

Getting quality medical treatment is essential if you’ve been injured in a car accident. Depending on the severity of the crash, specialized medical care may last a lifetime. But it’s no secret that medical costs are astronomical in the United States. It’s shocking to see how quickly the bills add up ― a single aspirin could cost as much as $15 during a hospital stay! Add to that the costs for therapy, prescriptions, follow-up care, and repairing or replacing your motor vehicle and you are shouldering a hefty financial burden.

Reach Out to a Car Accident Lawyer in Tulsa Today

Our car accident lawyer working at his desk.The car collision lawyers at Edwards & Patterson Law can help you recover money to cover these expenses, including:

  • Medical costs and anticipated future expenses
  • Lost wages and reduced earning capacity
  • Property damage
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Other damages

We can get started on your car accident claim right away. Call our Tulsa office or use our quick contact form to set up a free consultation with our caring car accident attorneys today.

What Our Clients Are Saying

“Counselor Edwards settled my personal injury case with great satisfaction. He and his staff were efficient, walked me through the process and all the documents I needed to provide, kept me informed along the way. I could concentrate on getting better. Thank you Mr. Edwards.”

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