1. Areas of Practice: Part One

    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 inj…Read More

  2. How to File a Whiplash Injury Claim After an Accident

    Whiplash is a painful and often debilitating injury in which the neck is suddenly forced in one direction and then immediately in another in a whip-like motion. Although whiplash is a common injury that occurs during a car accident, especially rear-end collisions, many auto accident victims find it difficult to recover compensation for whiplash through an injury claim. For this reason, you should …Read More

  3. How Do I Prove Liability in a Car Accident Claim?

    The aftermath of a car accident can be a stressful, painful and expensive experience. When seeking compensation for your suffering and loss, it is important to be able to determine which party is at-fault and liable for the damages. At The Edwards Law Firm, our dedicated Tulsa car accident attorneys have represented many car accident claims and know what it takes to prove the other party’s lia…Read More

  4. 8 Defensive Driving Tips to Avoid a Car Accident

    Negligent driving can cause a car crash at any moment. If this happens, it is important you know what to do and how to react. It is also important to know defensive driving techniques and to use them every day but it is especially important to use these techniques during holidays when people tend to be under more stress, and bad weather conditions. The Tulsa car accident attorneys at The Edwards…Read More

  5. What You Should Do After Being in a Car Accident

    If you are ever in a car accident, it is important you understand how to handle the situation. Any auto accident, regardless of its severity, can have serious long-term financial and medical effects. There are certain steps you should take to ensure you have the evidence you need for filing a car accident claim and receiving compensation for the damages you have incurred. You can use these tips …Read More

  6. Red Light Enforcement Campaign Begins in Tulsa

    The Tulsa Police Department’s Riverside Division has begun a red light enforcement campaign to crack down on drivers who violate traffic light laws. Throughout the month of April, police will target drivers who run red lights and those who speed up before a yellow light to avoid being caught in a red light. The goal for the campaign is to reduce accidents caused by impatient drivers who choose t…Read More

  7. Filing a Claim for Whiplash Following a Car Accident

    Car accidents can cause many different injuries, ranging from mild to severe. One of the most common injuries car accident victims suffer from is a condition known as whiplash. Whiplash is a type of neck injury often associated with car accidents or trauma. It is a painful condition that results from sprained or torn muscles, ligaments and tendons in the shoulders and neck. Recovery from whiplash…Read More

  8. Most Americans Have Doubts About Self-Driving Vehicles

    A new report from the American Automobile Association (AAA) shows that while the majority of drivers in the U.S. are open to autonomous vehicle technology, they are still skeptical of fully self-driving vehicles. After years of increasing traffic fatalities, including the deadliest year on U.S. roadways in nearly a decade, autonomous technology provides a strong solution to dangerous driving beh…Read More

  9. Tulsa Police Department Increasing Traffic Violation Enforcement in Throughout March

    The Tulsa Police Department’s (TPD) Riverside Traffic Unit will engage in a month-long campaign during March to crackdown on traffic law violations in an effort to reduce the frequency and severity of traffic accidents. The campaign will increase TPD’s efforts to catch drivers who are violating the speed limit and driving recklessly, particularly along the Broken Arrow Expressway, west of Sher…Read More

  10. Traffic Deaths in 2016 Rose to Highest Numbers Since 2007

    The National Safety Council (NSC) has released preliminary data that shows the number of fatal traffic accidents increased in 2016 to the highest amount since 2007. The NSC estimates that more than 40,000 traffic fatalities occurred in 2016. This is a six percent increase from the total number of fatal auto accidents in 2015 and a 14 percent increase from 2014 traffic fatalities. The 14 percent sp…Read More

  11. Oklahoma Law Enforcement Cracks Down on Seat Belt Use

    Oklahoma law enforcement agencies are combining efforts to increase enforcement of seat belt use for teenagers. From Feb. 20th until March 5th, several agencies across the state will be upping patrols, particularly to monitor seat belt compliance near schools. In 2014, the Oklahoma Highway Safety Office reported 51 motor vehicle deaths of teenagers ages 14 to 19-years-old. In 27 of these cases, th…Read More

  12. Drowsy Driving Greatly Increases Car Accident Risk

    The effects of missing one to two hours of sleep can double the risk of being involved in a car accident. A study from AAA, titled the Acute Sleep Deprivation and Risk of Motor Vehicle Crash, established a link between drowsy driving and accident rates by examining police reports of car accidents from July 2005 to December 2007. The study compared the accident risk between drivers who had not rec…Read More

  13. Oklahoma Texting and Driving Crashes Decrease

    Oklahoma has experienced a dramatic decrease in injuries related to auto accidents caused by distracted driving involving electronic devices, according to new data from the Oklahoma Highway Safety Office (OHSA). The OHSA has attributed the reduction to a state law enacted in 2015 that made it illegal for motorists in Oklahoma to text while driving. Oklahoma was the 46th state to enforce a law of t…Read More

  14. Black Ice Causes Accidents Throughout Tulsa

    Black ice formed by the recent winter weather caused 15 car accidents to occur within an hour on Dec. 14 within Tulsa, Okla., and the surrounding interstates. According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol (OHP), the accidents that occurred along Interstates 244 and 44 injured seven people that required further treatment. Black ice can be difficult for drivers to spot and creates hidden dangers in the r…Read More

  15. New Federal Guidelines Designed to Prevent Distracted Driving

    The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released new guidelines aimed at preventing driver distraction from cellphones and other devices in vehicles. The new guidelines encourage device manufacturers to design products that help reduce the potential for distracted driving. This can include newer technology such as pairing, where portable…Read More

  16. Seat Belt Use in U.S. Reaches Record High

    Seat belt use across the U.S. has reached an all-time high, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The NHTSA began recording seat belt use in 1994 through the annual National Occupant Protection Use Survey (NOPUS). The study found that seat belt use for 2016 is at 90.1 percent, compared to 88.5 percent in 2015. By region, seat…Read More