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May 2015 Archives

A closer look at motorcycle accidents statistics in Oklahoma

The suffering caused by motorcycle accidents can be extensive. In Oklahoma during 2013, there were a total of 87 fatal motorcycle accidents that resulted in a total of 92 motorcyclist fatalities. The total for 2013 compares to 80 fatal motorcycle accidents in 2012, 88 fatal motorcycle accidents in 2011, 73 fatal motorcycle accidents in 2010 and 102 fatal motorcycle accidents in 2009. Additionally, in 2013 in Oklahoma, a total of 821 serious injury motorcycle accidents resulted in a total of 902 seriously injured motorcyclists.

Train derailment results in deaths and catastrophic injuries

Because of the catastrophic nature of train accidents, legal protections are in place to aid victims of train accidents and their families. A major train accident has recently been in the national news. This accident is the country's deadliest train accident in six years. The train accident resulted in eight deaths and 200 injuries; in all, more than 200 victims were sent to hospitals following the train accident. Investigators are looking into why the train was accelerating through a curve when it should have been slowing down. The train derailed while traveling through the curve.

Wrongful death claims protect family members

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.

Fatal Oklahoma City-area SUV accident results in charges

The legal system helps to advocate for victims and families of victims wrongfully harmed in motor vehicle collisions. With regards to accidents involving SUVs, catastrophic injuries can result from an SUV accident because of the large size of sport utility vehicles. Carless actions of drivers on the roadways may lead to serious accidents that result in serious injuries or death. Victims may be left with a variety of challenges they did not expect to face following an unexpected SUV accident or loss of a loved one. It is important to keep in mind that the legal process protects victims of SUV accidents and other types of car accidents.

How serious is the danger posed by train accidents?

Train accidents can unquestionably cause serious injuries and death. Less than thirty minutes south of Oklahoma City, a train accident recently claimed the life of a man following the injuries he sustained in a train accident. Victims of train accidents, and their families, harmed in a train accident due to the negligence of railroad workers may wonder what options are available to help them with the costly process of recovery.

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