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Fatal car crash remains under investigation


Oklahoma residents know that one of the leading causes of deaths in this country is motor vehicle crashes. Some fatal motor vehicle accidents result from poor road conditions, weather conditions and other uncontrollable factors. Negligence of another person is also a common contributing factor in fatal accidents. When a fatal accident is caused by another person, the responsible party could be held liable for the wrongful death of the victim.

What type of lawsuit can arise in a fatal car accident?


Based on recent statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than 33,500 fatalities resulted from motor vehicle accidents in 2012. The numbers in the previous year were almost equal to that number. The latest data shows that traffic fatalities rose by up to 3.3 percent. The data also shows that someone is involved in a fatal accident every 16 minutes. If one of your family members was killed in a car accident or any type of motor vehicle accident, you may be experiencing financial loss, as well. You also may be considering which type of lawsuit best fits your family's unique situation.

Oklahoma and its goal to curb fatal accidents

Any motor vehicle accident could lead to serious or fatal injuries. Fatal car accidents can happen anywhere, and here in Oklahoma, local government units and various organizations monitor fatal accident reports and develop statistics to help them in addressing the issues behind such mishaps. The goal of annual accident reports is to provide a clear view of fatality trends in the state and to provide awareness to the motorists in an effort to promote safety.

Man arrested three days after fatal accident

Roads and highways can be dangerous places when careless or reckless drivers are present, whether in Oklahoma or elsewhere in the country. Unfortunately, sometimes, these drivers are involved in fatal accidents because they disregard their basic responsibilities. When such negligence is a contributing factor to someone's death, surviving family members are left with the pain of loss, as well as anger from knowing the death was avoidable.

Drunk driving suspected in fatal car accident

Motor vehicle accidents, whether in Oklahoma or elsewhere in the country, always have the potential to injure and kill people. Sadly, a great many fatal accidents could have been prevented if drivers had simply followed traffic rules, driven while sober or otherwise acted responsibly.

Late-night Lawton hit-and-run collision claims pedestrian's life

Every driver in Oklahoma is required to be cautious when traveling on streets and highways. So is every pedestrian when traveling streets where cars and trucks and other vehicles travel. Unfortunately, even when a pedestrian is careful, he or she can be injured or killed by a driver who is not.

Driver surrenders for alleged hit-and-run death of woman


The loss of a loved one in an accident is usually heartbreaking for the victim's family. Tragedy is only compounded if a driver's negligence contributed to the death. This is probably what the family of a 33-year-old Oklahoma woman is feeling after learning she was the recent victim of an alleged hit-and-run driver.

Proposed bill could help prevent distracted driving accidents

As in most states, distracted driving is a constant problem in Oklahoma. According to the Oklahoma Highway Safety Office, more than 11,000 auto accidents were caused by distracted drivers in 2012. That may change if a State Senate bill that prohibits distracted driving passes the state legislature.

Oklahoma teen killed in rollover crash, 3 others injured

Car accidents are the primary cause of death for American teens, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Further, drivers 16 to 19 years old are involved in three times more fatal accidents than drivers 20 and older. The CDC identifies teens most at risk as males, teens with new licenses, and teenagers driving with teenage passengers.

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