At The Edwards Law Firm, we know finding a trustworthy, experienced personal injury lawyer can be difficult. Fortunately, our team of personal injury lawyers has worked on several different personal injury cases, ranging from birth injury cases to truck accident cases. Our truck accident attorneys in Tulsa know being involved in a truck accident can be traumatic for all individuals involved, but especially the ones who are not at fault. Our goal is to help the victims of truck accidents seek the justice and compensation they deserve for their injuries.

In this blog, we’ll provide articles and blog posts relevant to truck accidents and personal injury legal cases. We hope to be your go-to, trustworthy source of information. For any questions you can’t find answered here, please reach out to our team of truck accident attorneys today.

  1. What You Should Do If You Are Involved In A Truck Accident (With A Drunk Driver)

    Being in a car accident is a scary situation, especially if one of the vehicles involved was a semi-truck. On top of that, if the driver of the semi-truck was under the influence of alcohol, you likely have another world of problems and injuries to deal with. These drivers are responsible for driving large, heavy vehicles with attached cargo at highway speeds, which is why this kind of reckless be…Read More

  2. 5 Common Injuries From Truck Accidents

    Being involved in an automobile accident of any kind is an experience we all hope we never have to go through. It can be scary, traumatic, confusing and can change your life forever. But unfortunately, not all of us end up so lucky, and we or someone we know gets involved in an auto wreck with a large vehicle, such as semi-truck or big rig. The injuries as a result of these accidents are oftentime…Read More

  3. 3 Things To Know When Determining Who’s At Fault In A Truck Accident

    Being involved in an auto accident can be a terrifying and traumatic experience, especially when the truck accident involves a large big rig truck or semi-truck. If you’re in this situation and you’re not sure what the process looks like when determining who was at fault for the accident, you’ve come to the right place. Our truck accident attorneys at The Edwards Law Firm in Tulsa, Oklahoma …Read More

  4. What Injuries Are Caused By Truck Accidents?

    A collision between a passenger vehicle and a large commercial truck can result in horrific injuries that may be permanent or fatal. In 2014, truck accidents involving passenger vehicles resulted in 111,000 injuries and 3,903 deaths, representing a 17 percent increase from the previous year, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The dedicated Tulsa truck accident attorn…Read More

  5. Who Is Liable For A Commercial Truck Accident?

    Commercial truck accidents are often very different from a typical collision between two personal-use vehicles. Aside from the catastrophic damage that usually proceeds a truck collision, multiple parties are often involved other than the truck’s driver. If you were involved in an accident with a commercial truck, it is important you understand who these parties are and what roles they could hav…Read More

  6. FMCSA Issues New Standards for Entry-Level Commercial Drivers

    The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) established a Final Rule on Dec. 7, 2016 dictating the minimum requirements drivers must follow in order to obtain a commercial driver’s license (CDL). To acquire a CDL, a driver must meet the minimum level of skills and education needed to understand and safely operate a large commercial vehicle, suc…Read More

  7. The Benefits Of Hiring A Truck Accident Attorney

    Truck accidents have a higher chance of causing serious injury to those involved compared to auto accidents with small vehicles. If you are injured in an accident, it is important to hire a truck accident attorney in Tulsa who is experienced in handling accidents with commercial trucks and the companies that own them. Whether you were a pedestrian, bicyclist, the driver of a car involved in the a…Read More

  8. Regulators Propose Speed Limiters to Reduce Truck Accidents

    In an effort to reduce truck accidents, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) have proposed a new requirement that heavy-duty vehicles be equipped with speed limiting devices. The proposed speed limiters would cap the maximum speeds of trucks and similar large vehicles to between 60 and 68 miles per hour. The NHTSA an…Read More

  9. Cars and Trucks Causing More and More Pedestrian Deaths

    A new report issued this spring by the Governor’s Highway Safety Association reveals there were more pedestrian deaths in 2015 compared with 2014 statistics. In 2015, 10 percent more pedestrians died due to motorcycle, truck and vehicle collisions. From 2009 to 2014, the number of pedestrian fatalities rose 19 percent, reflecting a surge from 4,109 deaths to 4,884 pedestrian deaths. Pedestrians …Read More

  10. Sleep Apnea Increases Risk of Severe Truck Accidents

    In a recent study by Virginia Tech researchers, truck drivers who are diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea but do not follow required treatment protocols are five times more likely to be involved in a severe collision. Previous research shows that obstructive sleep apnea is one of the most common causes of daytime fatigue and drowsiness, which is also a common cause of truck accidents. The data …Read More

  11. FMCSA Safety Rating Rule Changes

    The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is doing away with the three tiered system of Satisfactory, Conditional, and Unsatisfactory safety ratings for trucking companies. The newly proposed system will include highly detailed metrics on each commercial trucking company based both on available on-road data from inspections and crash report investigations. The new system will create a much m…Read More

  12. Commercial Truckers Must Switch to Electronic Logging Devices

    A new rule will require truck drivers to log their activities using electronic devices instead of paper forms. The rule was set by the U.S. Department of Transportation to improve enforcement of commercial driving laws, specifically Hours of Service rules. The new rules should help with enforcing the Hours of Service rules set by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). These limit…Read More

  13. DOT Wants to Improve Rear Impact Protection for Trucks

    The U.S. Department of Transportation wants to better protect vehicles from rear impact collisions with commercial trucks by improving certain safety standards. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has proposed a plan to improve rear underride guards, which will lessen the impact of rear impact accidents. A truck underride occurs when a small vehicle hits a much larger vehicl…Read More

  14. NHTSA Data Scrutinizes Pedestrian Accidents Involving Large Trucks

    Despite an overall downward trend for all truck crash fatalities during the past decade, fatalities for pedestrians and bicyclists hit by trucks is increasing. Pedestrian truck accident fatalities have significantly increased from 2006 to 2013, according to The National Highway Traffic Safety Administrations (NHTSA) Fatality Analysis Reporting System. The data for 2014 and 2015 has yet to be relea…Read More

  15. Teenage Truck Drivers May Be Coming to Highway Near You

    A proposal currently being discussed in U.S. Congress may permit teen truck drivers to operate 80,000 pound tractor trailers across state lines. The trucking industry is backing the bill, citing economic concerns over a driver shortage. Safety advocates argue that trucking lobbyists are ignoring studies which reveal greater crash rates among younger drivers. With an excess of 250,000 vacant trucke…Read More

  16. GAO Report Says Trucking Hours of Service Rules Reduce Accidents

    Trucking hours of service rules were created by the government to ensure drivers are not fatigued or drowsy while on the road, a leading cause of truck accidents. These rules dictate weekly and daily work and drive time limits for commercial truck drivers. In efforts to improve roadway safety, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued new trucking hours of service in 2011, whi…Read More