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Oklahoma City Road Users Can Be Injured By Debris

Debris on the road is common in Oklahoma City, and while it may appear nothing more than a minor nuisance, it holds potentially fatal consequences. The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety reports that annual traffic fatalities from road debris increased from approximately 90 in 2001 to 125 in 2014. The problem of traffic accidents and...

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National Uptick in Car Accidents Not Reflected in Oklahoma City

Across the nation, the number of car accidents has been on the rise for several years. This trend is not reflected in Oklahoma City crash statistics, but poor driving behavior nonetheless contributes to a significant number of collisions annually. Our roads have become a dangerous place, riddled with drivers who are careless, distracted, speeding, aggressive...

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Meet Attorney Tim Reese

An attorney dedicated to Oklahoma workers Attorney Timothy Reese, a longtime part of the team at Lawter & Associates, PLLC, found his passion for workers’ compensation well before he became an attorney. “I first met Mike Lawter during an internship while I was in college,” Reese recalls. “That was back in 1984. Workers’ compensation law...

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Understanding Medical Payments (MedPay) Coverage

If you own a vehicle in Oklahoma, your insurance policy includes several different types of coverage. We’d like to draw your attention to a little-known but potentially very important type of coverage: medical payments coverage, also known as “med pay” or “MedPay.” Your MedPay coverage, if you have it, pays for medical expenses arising from...

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Back to School Safety Tips for Oklahoma Students and Parents

Back-to-school can be a potentially dangerous time on Oklahoma City streets, as buses, heavy school zone traffic and high concentrations of inexperienced teen drivers compound to significantly increase the risk of sustaining auto accident injuries. According to the National Safety Council, more children are hit by cars near schools than at any other location.  ...

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Preventing Oklahoma City Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle accidents in Oklahoma City are an all too common occurrence, particularly in the summer. Motorcyclists are much more active on their vehicles, compared to passenger car and truck drivers. They are far more vulnerable as well. They must be alert and precise in terms of depth perception and reaction time. Although motorcycles offer a...

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Avoiding Aggressive Driving Collisions in Oklahoma City, OK

Aggressive driving is a contributing factor in around half of all accidents, according to research from AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. Any motorist could be hurt as a result of aggressive driving behavior.  For motorists who want to try to minimize the chances they will be hurt by an aggressive driver, Rocky Mountain Insurance Information Association has some...

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Increase in Opioid Use Among Truckers Increasing Accident Risks in Oklahoma City

Several major trucking companies have come together to ask the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to change the rules for how truck drivers are drug tested. According to, companies want a better and more reliable method of testing so they can more easily identify truckers who could have a substance abuse problem that could cause...

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