One of the most common causes of car accidents is a distracted driver. In a matter of seconds, an accident can occur should a driver divert his or her attention away from the road. As a result, severe injuries are sometimes sustained and, even worse, a fatality. In the event of a fatal car accident, Oklahoma families should be aware of any legal entitlement available to them.
As a result of a recent three-car accident, one person is fighting for his or her life while two others suffered fatal injuries. According to a preliminary report, a passenger vehicle crashed into the rear of a tractor trailer carrying fuel, which had slowed down due to traffic, also causing a third vehicle to be involved. The accident continues to be under investigation while officers determine the exact cause of the crash.
When getting behind the wheel of a car, it is imperative for motorists to remain cognizant of other drivers on the road. The smallest distraction can sometimes lead to huge, detrimental repercussions. Due to possible negligence, victims of this accident or their families may be entitled to compensation to help recover any monetary damages incurred.
As the investigation continues, someone may be determined to have been at fault. Oklahoma residents have the right to pursue all of their legal options should they fall victim to fatal car accidents. During this emotional time, with the guidance of experienced legal counsel, victims can pursue adequate compensation while also navigating through any confusing legal aspects.
Source: news9.com, "2 Dead, 1 Injured After 3-Car Crash Near Goldsby", Briauna Brown, Jan. 29, 2018