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March 2016 Archives

Oklahoma issues a number of citations for texting while driving

An Oklahoma law aimed at discouraging texting while driving went into effect last year and has resulted in a number of citations. Throughout the state of Oklahoma, 272 citations were issued for texting while driving from November 2015 through the third week of March 2016. In Oklahoma City, 53 citations for the same offense were issued during that same time period.

What is it like to live with a brain injury?

Society may not always realize the impact of a traumatic brain injury or the significance of brain injuries. Traumatic brain injuries can be painful and disruptive to those who are injured and are costly and time-consuming to treat. They can create physical challenges in the lives of victims but may also create disruptions in their work or education. Brain injuries may change how the victims view and approach their lives and the future. Some individuals who have suffered a TBI may wonder what life with a traumatic brain injury is like.

Court case resolved in Oklahoma City drunk driving accident

Tragically, drunk drivers cause accidents that result in injuries, death and harm to victims. The trial for a man accused of killing three people in an Oklahoma City drunk driving accident was recently halted when the man pleaded guilty to three counts of manslaughter. The family of two of the victims expressed relief but noted that the conclusion of the trial did not relieve the pain they have endured.

Victims of distracted driving should understand their options

Distracted driving is a serious cause of accidents that can lead to harm suffered in car, truck and SUV accidents. Inattentive driving increases as cell phones, tablets and other distractions become increasingly common. A number of different types of distractions contribute to the problem of distracted driving. One study revealed that the use of a cell phone or other electronic device while driving increases the chances of an accident by three times.

How to share the road with motorcycles and help avoid accidents

Half of all motorcycle accidents involve another vehicle. In two-thirds of motorcycle accidents, the driver of a motor vehicle failed to see the motorcycle and violated the motorcycle's right of way, causing the accident. Drivers who negligently injure, kill or otherwise harm motorcyclists because of a failure to yield may be liable to victims and their families for damages. As a result, it is important for drivers to be aware of safe driving practices that can help keep motorcyclists safe on the roadways.

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