At The Edwards Law Firm, we strive to serve our clients with the utmost respect, in addition to recovering compensation from accidents through our personal injury law practice. We proudly serve over 15 cities in the state of Oklahoma and are here to help you find the justice you deserve. In our practice, our main efforts are focused on the following:
- Auto, truck, and motorcycle accidents
- Birth injuries
- Nursing home abuse
- Medical malpractice
- Personal injury
- Wrongful death
If you’re interested in what we have to offer, read below to find out more on our areas of practice.
If you’ve recently been through the traumatic experience of a car accident, it’s crucial to have an experienced attorney on your side to help navigate the legal system and mitigate any additional emotional anguish. Here at The Edwards Law Firm, we have decades of legal experience, and unlike other attorneys, we do not charge upfront fees.
Important things to note about the filing time limits in Oklahoma:
- There is a two-year statute of limitations, and this means, as a victim of an automobile accident, you have two years from the date of the original accident to file a lawsuit.
- Many car insurance companies have filing deadlines on insurance claims.
When a lawsuit is filed claiming compensation for injuries or property damage, fault clearly needs to be established with as much evidence as possible, including photos, witnesses, and any supporting documents that help your claim.
The trucks we’re referencing are 18-wheelers/tractor trailers, delivery vehicles, garbage trucks, flat beds, and livestock haulers. If you’ve been involved in a collision with a semi-truck, similar steps to an auto accident need to be taken. Common causes of a truck accident arise from driver fatigue, speeding, driving under the influence of illegal substances, and defective equipment, among other causes.
Always remember that fault has to be established to file for compensation. You’ll need to be able to prove the negligence of the other motorist, along with any injuries sustained from the accident. Again, the statute of limitations is two years from the date of the accident. You can seek financial compensation for the following:
- Pain and suffering
- Medical and outpatient treatment
- Loss of job performance capabilities
- Lost wages
- Property damage
It was reported by the Oklahoma Highway Safety Office that over 1,700 accidents involved motorcyclists, and 77 percent of riders are injured in collisions. Riding a motorcycle increases your odds of an accident and puts riders at a disadvantage because of their exposure. If you’re involved in a motorcycle accident, oftentimes severe injuries occur as a result of a distracted and unaware driver.
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If you’ve been involved in an auto, truck, or motorcycle accident, many difficulties come after the initial shock, and it’s hard to address your situation with a clear mind. Contact our firm today for more information on filing a personal injury claim.