1. 3 Ways To Avoid Drunk Driving Accidents On New Year’s Eve/Day

    Most people don’t know that New Year’s Day is actually the most dangerous time of the year to be on the roads, as this is the day when the most drunk driving-related accidents occur — more so than July 4, which recently had this unfortunate title. In today’s blog post, we’ll go over three ways you can avoid any drunk driving accidents this New Year’s holiday. At The Edwards Law Firm, o…Read More

  2. 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

  3. Statistics You Should Know About Distracted Driving

    Distracted driving is something that is becoming more and more apparent on the roads these days, whether it’s someone who is texting while driving or someone who is doing a task as simple as changing a song on their phone. Technology makes it harder for individuals of all ages to focus on the road — in fact, according to stats from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, about 3,45…Read More

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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 crack down 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 She…Read More

  8. 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

  9. 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. 20 until March 5, 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, the vi…Read More

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. Motorcyclists: Know the Road Hazards You Face

    Hazardous road conditions that are often manageable to larger passenger vehicles can pose a great danger to motorcyclists. Due to the lack of protection that a motorcycle offers its rider, the smallest road hazard can cause an accident that results in severe injuries or death. That's when you need an experienced auto accident attorney in Tulsa to seek you the justice you deserve. To stay safe, mot…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. Most of these individuals likely didn't seek help from an auto accident attorney i…Read More

  15. 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

  16. 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 cell phones 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 portabl…Read More