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Seeking Compensation from a Trucking Accident

Truck accidents are considered one of the prime causes of tragic fatalities and catastrophic injuries in Oklahoma. When an 18-wheeler rams into an oncoming vehicle, your chances of survival in such a semi-truck carnage are extremely low. Such a vehicle can be a dangerous weapon in the hands of a distracted truck driver or even a sloppy one. Being a victim of truck accidents can have an adverse impact on your life. Not only are you plagued by pain and suffering but also face the possibility of not recovering your locomotor skills.

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.

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.

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