1. Who Can Be Held Liable for Nursing Home Abuse?

    Four million elderly individuals are estimated to have suffered from physical and psychological abuse or neglect every year in the U.S., many instances occurring in nursing homes. Finding definitively proving responsibility in a nursing home abuse claim can be difficult to determine. Finding the staff of a nursing home or long-term care facility liable for abusive acts can involve several factors …Read More

  2. New Rule Bans Arbitration Agreements At Nursing Homes

    Last month, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a new rule that prohibits nursing homes that receive federal funding from using forced arbitration agreements for dispute resolution. These agreements allow nursing homes to avoid lawsuits by forcing residents to resolve complaints of abuse or neglect in private, in proceedings that often favor the nursing home. While arbitrat…Read More

  3. Falls Are the Leading Cause of Injury, Death Among Seniors, CDC Says

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), falls are the number one cause of death and injury for older adults. The CDC reports that one elderly adult falls down every second. The CDC recently released data for 2014 that indicated there were 29 million falls resulting in seven million injuries in the U.S. Approximately 27,000 older adults die because of falls or complicat…Read More

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. Study Shows Prevalence of Resident-on-Resident Abuse in Nursing Homes

    According to a recent study, nursing home resident-on-resident abuse occurs at a much higher rate than anticipated, with approximately one in five residents experiencing some form of abuse from another resident. If you believe you or a loved one is in need of a nursing home abuse attorney in Tulsa, choose our team at The Edwards Law Firm. Contact us today to get started. About The Study For one mo…Read More

  8. Oklahoma Troopers Enforcing Work Zone Safety After Recent Fatality

    A worker from the Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) was hit and killed by an oncoming car in a construction zone on Wednesday, May 18. The worker was an 18-year superintendent and was supervising a brush removal project on Highway 20 near the Mayes and Delaware County lines when the incident happened. His death marked the 60th employee killed in the history of the department, which has …Read More

  9. Motorcycle Safety Awareness Highlighted in May

    A motorcyclist is killed each day on Texas roadways. To improve safety and commemorate the 455 Texas motorcyclists who lost their lives in 2015, the Texas Department of Transportation has launched an educational campaign for May’s Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. This will hopefully decrease the number of motorcycle accidents on the road. The “Share the Road: Look Twice for Motorcycles” in…Read More

  10. 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

  11. Proving Who Is at Fault in an Auto Collision

    Thousands of car accidents occur every day in the United States for a variety of reasons. Sometimes a driver isn't paying attention or is driving recklessly. Sometimes there is an issue with visibility or poor road conditions. Whatever the reason, a car accident can ruin your day and cost you thousands in repairs. In the worst cases, it can cause severe injuries or even death. Your first thought i…Read More

  12. Is There a Link between Traumatic Brain Injury and Aggressive Driving?

    A new study published in Accident Analysis and Prevention suggests a higher incidence of road rage amongst drivers who have suffered traumatic brain injuries (TBI). Study participants who have suffered one or more TBI report far more aggressive driving incidents compared to drivers who have not experienced such an injury. Aggressive driving events include threatening harm to other drivers and pa…Read More