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Steps to take after an auto accident

If you have been involved in an automobile accident and injured due to the negligence of another driver, there are certain immediate steps you can take to better serve your personal injury case. As always, speaking to a personal injury attorney may be the most beneficial thing for you, but while considering your options, it may help to keep these steps in mind.

Motorcyclists are especially vulnerable in accidents

Although every automobile accident has the potential to inflict serious injury to drivers, no operators are as vulnerable in an automobile accident as motorcyclists. Unlike the drivers in cars and trucks, motorcyclists do not have the protection of their surroundings and very often suffer greater injury when involved in an accident. These injuries can range anywhere from catastrophic and debilitating physical injury, to emotional financial and mental suffering and can continue to impact an individual and their family long after recovery is over.

Special duty of care to children

Each year, thousands of pedestrians are injured in pedestrian-automobile accidents. Many of these victims are children that suffer catastrophic injuries or death when struck by a vehicle. When pedestrian accidents are investigated, negligence may be assigned by weighing the pedestrian and the driver's duty of care. While neglecting these responsibilities may significantly impact an injured party's ability to recover damages, it is important for drivers to understand that when it comes to children, the duty of care changes.

Recovering damages in a drunk driving accident

Drunk driving accidents can cause serious injury and sometimes death to drivers, passengers, other motorists and pedestrians. When bodily harm or death occurs at the hands of a drunk driver, state law may allow for a felony DUI charge. While a felony charge may prevent that driver and others from drinking and driving, it does a little to compensate those injured or killed as a result of a drunk driver's negligence.

Attorneys can help car accident victims

Despite the use of seatbelts, defensive driving techniques and the countless safety measures of new vehicles, thousands of individuals are injured or killed each year in automobile accidents. Just like the moments leading up to a crash, the weeks and months following a serious accident can be blurred and confusing. Facing this time alone can be downright terrifying. Fortunately, individuals injured in an automobile accident do not have to face this time alone.

Drug cocktail to blame for semi truck crash

Wednesday evening traffic on the Will Rogers Turnpike turned into a disaster when a man driving a semi truck led officers on a chase after flipping his rig. Now a Texas semi truck driver faces charges of DUI, assaulting an officer and carjacking after the series of events that led to two semi truck accidents and a number of assaults.

Who pays for medical care after a motorcycle accident?

When an individual is injured in an auto accident caused by the carelessness of another driver, typically the at-fault individual is required to cover the costs associated with the injury including medical expenses and recovery. In the event of a motorcycle accident, where the cyclist is injured by another driver, that driver may be looking for medical expenses, lost income, and even pain and suffering.

Woman wanted in connection with Oklahoma hit run

It is hard to believe that anyone could survive being hit by a car. It is even harder to believe that a 75-year-old man could survive being struck by an SUV. However, in Madill, that is exactly what happened. Now authorities are looking for the woman believed to be responsible for the hit-and-run accident that left one elderly man with serious injuries.

Nothing is quite as careless as driving drunk

Every year we lose promising lives to the negligent actions of drunk drivers. Despite knowledge of right and wrong or the potential for serious injury, thousands of individuals still choose to get behind the wheel of a car while intoxicated. There are programs, initiatives and public service announcements against this behavior and still it continues. Maybe it's time to count on the law to hold these negligent individuals responsible. With the help of an attorney, injured parties and their families can hold drunk drivers accountable for their actions, making an example out of them and deterring others from following in their footsteps.

Brothers face second-degree murder charges for hit and run

Two Oklahoma brothers will stand trial for the hit-and-run accident that killed one pedestrian and injured another in a June crash. According to reports, the brothers ages 19 and 21 had been drinking beer prior to the accident that happened in the early morning hours after they made a trip to a convenience store.

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