1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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. Our personal in…Read More

  5. Citations for Texting and Driving Drop in Tulsa after Statewide Ban

    In the year following Oklahoma’s statewide ban of texting while driving, Tulsa police have reported that only 75 citations have been issued for the offense between November 2015 and September 2016. This includes citations issued by the entire Tulsa police department. With approximately 10,000 tickets issued each month, texting and driving citations make up only a fraction of monthly citations. O…Read More

  6. Two Fog-Related Accidents Involve Multiple Vehicles Outside of Tulsa

    Heavy fog was a factor in two separate multi-vehicle accidents that took place outside of Tulsa, Oklahoma last week, causing nine injuries. The first incident occurred Thursday evening on Highway 75, east of Ochelata. A Ford pickup truck reportedly crossed the northbound lanes in order to turn south. The truck, driven by a 51-year-old man, was struck by a Toyota Avalon traveling north. Police say …Read More

  7. Car Wrecks Are the Leading Cause of Death for Oklahoman Teens

    Automobile accidents have become the top cause of teen deaths in Oklahoma. The number of fatal car wrecks involving teens across the state rose by 21 percent in 2015 compared to 2014. With National Teen Driver Safety Week underway from Oct. 16-22, the Oklahoma Highway Safety Office warns that the number of teens involved in non-fatal accidents in the state has also climbed. In 2015, there were 13,…Read More

  8. Road to Zero Coalition

    The National Highway Safety Council announced its new “Road to Zero” Coalition on Oct. 5, 2016. This partnership among the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, and Federal Highway Administration will focus on the goal of ending traffic fatalities on U.S. roads over the next 30 years. To support the ef…Read More

  9. Oklahoma has Third-Worst Drivers in the Country, survey finds

    If you have ever complained that Oklahoma has some of the worst drivers on U.S. roadways, new research shows that you may be right. A new survey from financial technology firm SmartAsset found that Oklahoma has the third-worst drivers in the country — news our personal injury lawyers in Tulsa were shocked to hear. The survey combines research from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administrati…Read More

  10. CDC Advises States to Keep Teenagers Off the Road at Night

    After releasing a new report on fatal car crashes involving teenagers, researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are advising states to increase nighttime driving restrictions for teenagers. The CDC report examined fatal crashes involving 16 and 17-year-olds between 2009 and 2014 and found that 31 percent of crashes happened between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. Also, 57 perce…Read More

  11. Road Rage Common Among Majority of Drivers

    According to a recent study, a majority of drivers admit to aggression and dangerous behaviors known as “road rage” while behind the wheel. Approximately 80 percent of U.S. drivers say they have displayed road rage, anger, or aggression one or more times in the past year. The AAA Foundation for Safety survey says eight million drivers have admitted to extreme behaviors while driving. Commonly …Read More

  12. NHTSA’s Click It or Ticket Campaign Begins

    With statewide law enforcement officials out in full force to distribute tickets, the National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA) kicked off its Click It or Ticket Campaign to warn Oklahoma vehicle passengers of the need to buckle up day and night. The message is a simple, yet effective strategy to create awareness about an important issue: seat belts save lives. Our personal injury lawyer…Read More

  13. 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. If you were injured in a motorcycle, truck or auto collision at no fault of your own, reach out to our truck accident attorneys in Tulsa at The Edwar…Read More

  14. Distracted Driving Awareness Month Crackdown

    As Distracted Driving Awareness Month this April, local, state and federal law enforcement have joined forces to raise awareness about the dangers of driving while distracted. They will also be out in large numbers enforcing the state’s texting and driving laws. Many Oklahomans, along with other Americans, drive while eating, drinking, checking social media and sending emails. These forms of dis…Read More

  15. Fall History Raises Accident Risk Among Older Drivers

    In a new study by the AAA Foundation, older drivers with at least one falling episode are more likely to be in a car crash than peers in the same age group who have not fallen. Decreased driving ability due to injuries in older drivers with fall histories can make it more dangerous for pedestrians and cyclists and other motorists as well. Although most collisions are linked to distracted driving, …Read More

  16. Majority of Drivers Still Drive Recklessly According to New Study

    A new survey by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety reveals that 87 percent of motorists engage in a minimum of one risky behavior while driving. The study asked participants which reckless driving habits they had engaged in within the last thirty days. It analyzed attitudes about driving safely and revealed there is room for improvement when it comes to safe driving. Peter Kissinger, President …Read More