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Don't let a car accident ruin your Independence Day fun

Those of us who live in Oklahoma look forward to Independence Day all year long. It is a time for family and friends to come together in the spirit of celebrating our freedom and independence. Few things can ruin this beloved holiday, but of the things that can, a car accident is by far the worst.

Which vehicles are best equipped to avoid car accidents?

Manufacturing automobiles with the capacity to avoid collisions is one of the most important goals manufacturers share. As collision avoidance technology evolves, cars become safer overall, which is great news for anyone old enough to sit behind the wheel. Unfortunately, no vehicle has yet been created that can avoid car accidents no matter what, but there are some vehicles that have been deemed safer than others have.

A safety reminder | Car accidents that stunned America

We understand that residents of Oklahoma know car accidents happen. We know that you realize that they can occur anytime, anyplace and under any circumstances. They happen in bad weather and in good weather. They happen in all age groups and all races. In short, they simply happen, often leaving victims injured and feeling helpless.

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.

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.

Money that you can recover from a car accident

If you have suffered from a car accident, you may be entitled to get compensation from those who are at fault. Getting injured in a car accident implies a financial burden on you in the shape of medical bills, property damage and lost wages. Like with any personal injury claim, if your claim is valid you may be compensated for the damages. Each case is unique. Unfortunately, there is no fixed formula to determine the dollar amount of the compensation you might receive.

Car accidents can be caused by distracted driving

It's a pitch-black stormy night and you received a text from your friend. You ignore the text and focus on the road. In that split second, you are hit with such a strong impact that your car has been totaled and you are bruised badly with lesions on your back and neck pain. You now have to suffer with serious neck, back and head trauma injuries.

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