Unfortunately, car accidents are a daily occurrence. Without much warning, serious injuries and fatalities may result from car accidents. When a driver negligently or recklessly caused a car accident that wrongfully claims the life of a family member, legal protections and options may be available to surviving family members.
Unfortunately, anyone may become the victim of a car accident which is why it is important to be familiar with legal options that protect SUV accident victims. A serious SUV accident recently claimed the life of one person and injured several others an hour and a half south of Oklahoma City. According to authorities, 13 motorcycles were traveling around a curve in the highway when an SUV crossed the center line, striking five of the motorcyclists.
Motorcycle riders and their families can suffer great harm following an unexpected motorcycle accident. A tragic Oklahoma-city area motorcycle accident recently claimed the life of three motorcycle riders. The serious accident occurred when the driver of a passenger vehicle overcorrected after leaving the roadway, then crossed the center line, striking one motorcyclist. The 49-year-old motorcycle rider was thrown 70 feet as a result of the accident and died at the scene.
Accidents involving motorcycles often lead to catastrophic injuries or fatalities. When a passenger vehicle collides with a motorcycle, the person who usually sustains the most severe injuries is the motorcyclist. Motorcycle riders have to educate themselves about the factors that can cause motorcycle accidents.
Sharing the road is the basic obligation of all drivers. Whether a vehicle is as large and heavy as a truck or as small and lightweight as a motorcycle, sharing the road safely with others is the best way to prevent accidents. Unfortunately, some drivers fail to meet this obligation, compromising the safety of other motorists. Typically, motorcycle riders are the ones who pay the price because their vehicles provide little protection in an accident.
Oklahoma residents know the perils of drunken driving. However, driving under the influence of drugs can be just as deadly when it comes to motorcycle accidents. As a case in Tulsa County shows, the offense not only can lead to charges against a negligent party but also serious injuries to riders.
An accident involving a semi truck has the potential to be especially severe. After all, these types of vehicles often carry immensely heavy loads and take special skills and knowledge to operate in a safe manner. Unfortunately, car accidents involving semi trucks frequently occur on Oklahoma's streets and highways.
The morning commute in Oklahoma City today ended in tragedy for one family. As a car was heading down S. Portland, a tractor-trailer swerved into traffic, striking the car. Although neither driver was severely injured, a passenger in the car, a 45-year-old man, was killed.