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Motor vehicle accidents involving pedestrians

Pedestrians are the most vulnerable part of the traffic system. Nearly 5,000 pedestrian deaths take place each year in the United States. Many of these deaths are a result of a motor vehicle collision, leading to fatal injuries for the pedestrian. Pedestrians are much more exposed to injuries compared to motor vehicle drivers, which is why the legal system protects them.

Bicycle accident kills Oklahoma woman

With drunk driving and distracted driving an ever-present threat, navigating Oklahoma's roads can be a dicey prospect. But as dangerous as it is to drive our highways and byways, biking them can be even more perilous. Where drivers are protected by their vehicles, bicyclists are completely vulnerable; a collision is likely to end up with the bicyclist on the pavement, in a hospital bed or a casket.

Negligence in motorcycle accidents involving children

When driving on a motorcycle near a child facility, drivers are required to exercise extra care on the road. Children may get scared more easily when approached with fast motor vehicles, which can result in accidents with sudden injuries. Motorcycle accidents are a common occurrence and may result in trauma to you, as well as the child.

When driving near facilities with children such as parks and schools, all motorists are advised to drive carefully at a reasonable speed. In case of accidents, legal authorities first determine whether the incident was caused because of the driver’s negligence or carelessness. As a driver, you may be held liable if there is proof that suggests that a sufficient level of care and precaution was not exercised when traveling with a child or near an institution with children. 

Oklahoma DUI accident claims second victim

When it comes to holidays and DUIs, New Year's Eve may be the king. People typically attend a party, have a few drinks and figure they're safe to drive. Even those who don't drink heavily usually ring in the new year with a toast and that can be enough to cause a car accident. Even with all the warnings to not drink and drive on this holiday, every New Year's Day starts with a few tragic stories of innocents who lost their lives. This New Year's Eve was no different in Oklahoma.

How to Win a Car Accident Claim in Oklahoma

Life can change drastically after a motor vehicle accident. Indeed, many car accidents lead to loss of life. The US Federal Law puts a timeframe within which you can file a lawsuit after an offender harms you. In Oklahoma, the statute of limitation gives you two years to file a complaint after a car crash. The deadline applies to both personal injury and damage to the car. However, the restriction does not hold for the filing of an insurance claim. The statute also does not apply when the accident involves government vehicles. The time limit in such a case is very short. If a government auto hits your car, you will need to file a claim to the relevant government agency immediately. Otherwise, you will lose your compensation rights.

The law requires insurance brokers to offer an Uninsured Motorist Cover with every policy. The package comes in handy after motor vehicle accidents involving uninsured or hit and run vehicles. It compensates the occupants of the automobile but does not cover the damages to the car. Oklahoma law observes comparative fault rules when litigating for road accidents. Comparative fault is a situation where more than one parties are responsible for causing the car crash. In such a case, you can recover against the other party if he or she is more at fault than yourself. The compensation reduces proportionately to the amount of your liability.

How Evidence of Liability is Gathered in Drunk Driving Accidents

Motor vehicle accidents often incapacitate victims in addition to forcing them to foot huge hospital bills. Drunk driving has been documented as one of the main causes of road crashes. Rebuilding your life and recovering from the catastrophic injuries sustained is quite difficult. Insurance companies may also take time to process your compensation, a situation that adds to your pain and suffering all the more.

The work of motor vehicle accident lawyers is to help ensure that you rebuild your life and that you are compensated within a short time. To make this possible, the circumstances surrounding a DUI accident must be investigated thoroughly. These legal experts liaise with medical professionals and accident reconstruction specialists to piece together crucial evidence that may tilt the case in your favor. This goes a long way in maximizing your recovery.

What to do When You're in an Motor Accident

You are minding your business one day driving back from work, anxious to get home and enjoy your family when...BOOM! someone has recklessly ignored the rules of the road and turned your car into smithereens.  As you casually get out of your car, you notice that your full range of movement is limited, you are hurting but you don't see any physical injury.  You may even find that a day later your body is sore as if you entered a boxing ring the night before.  What should you do?  What can be done?  These are common questions many people encounter as they sustain a personal injury from a negligent, or even reckless, driver.  

Before you discount your experience as a car accident victim, there are a number of things you should first consider to make sure you receive adequate and fair compensation for your damages:  

What to expect in borrowed car accidents

In situations where someone borrows your car and ends up in an auto accident, the insurance rights and claims become fairly complicated. Regardless of whether the accident was the fault of the driver behind the wheel of your car, or the other driver, it may not be simple to decide who is responsible.

Regardless, most state laws govern that the car insurance follows the car and not the driver. What this means is, that if your car has been in an accident, your car insurance will cover the damages of the vehicle regardless of who was driving it and whether they are insured or not. This is especially true in cases where the accident was not the fault of the person driving your car. If the damages exceed the limit of your coverage plan, then the insurance of the driver may cover the additional costs.

Car accidents in company vehicles

Driving the company car sure has its perks. The gas and maintenance are all taken care off and you don't have to worry about any minor repairs or wear and tear. Under normal circumstances, this is a good deal.

Complications may arise in the case of a car accident. Would the company or the insurance agency of the employer pay for the damages if you have a car accident in a company vehicle? This question is answered in the light of many facts. If the employee was acting within the scope of his or her job duty while the accident took place, then it might be possible that the company pays for the damages.

Truck accident kills Oklahoma woman

There are two things that usually happen when a semi truck collides with a passenger car and neither of them are good: the driver and passengers in the car are either killed or left with injuries that will change their lives forever. That's because the size and weight of an 18-wheeler ? and the momentum it can create ? are no match for any normal 2-axle vehicle.

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