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December 2015 Archives

Help for victims and families following a fatal car accident

Car accidents can result in tragic and sometimes fatal consequences. Family members who have lost a loved one due to the negligence of another likely face unexpected challenges and a challenging road ahead. When a loved one has been wrongfully killed, legal options may be available to help family members with the damages they have suffered.

Oklahoma drunk driving statistics and help for victims

According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) statistics, during the most recent year in Oklahoma, there were 170 drunk driving-related fatalities which accounted for a quarter of all traffic-related fatalities. Also during the past year, there were 2,507 drunk driving-related accident injuries suffered by victims throughout Oklahoma. There were nearly 19,000 arrests for DUI during the most recent year in Oklahoma.

The basics of car accident liability

Greater than 5.5 million car accidents were reported in 2012, making car accidents a serious concern for car accident victims and families. For car accident victims, a car accident is anything but basic. Serious injuries and damages can result from a car accident and car accidents can occur in a number of ways and range in severity.

Oklahoma train accident claims life of one man

This blog recently discussed the occurrence of train accidents in Oklahoma. Sadly, a train accident in Oklahoma recently resulted in the death of one man. In an Oklahoma community a couple of hours north of the Oklahoma City area, a train accident recently claimed the life of a 71-year old man when a train collided with the victim's road grader, resulting in his death from massive injuries according to authorities.

A look at Oklahoma train accident statistics

Train accidents can cause horrific injuries and harm. There were a total of 38 train-involved crashes in Oklahoma in 2013. Several occurred in the counties that are part of Oklahoma City. There were multiple fatalities associated with train accidents in Oklahoma in 2013 and a number of different types of injuries suffered as a result of train accidents in Oklahoma ranging from capacitating injuries to non-capacitating injuries. The number of fatalities and injuries resulting from train accidents in Oklahoma has varied from 10 to 38 from 2001 to 2013.

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