It was just another lazy summer day. At the last minute, you decided to take your children to a splash pad on the other side of town, just to get out of the house. Even though the trip was just taking you a few miles from home, during that short car ride you were involved in an accident that left you and your kids injured. The driver who caused the crash was in a rush and showing no care for the others with whom he or she was sharing the road. Too many car accidents in Oklahoma are the result of reckless behavior and too many residents and visitors to the state suffer because of such behavior behind the wheel.
Maybe it wasn’t a splash pad you were going to. Maybe it the accident happened on your way to work or the store. Maybe you were out for a walk or riding your bike. It doesn’t matter. It a driver fails to exercise care when behind the wheel and you and/or your loved ones suffer injuries as a result, you may have legal recourse.
It seems impossible to go a day without seeing someone violating traffic laws. People speed, they make unsafe lane changes, they follow too closely or commit a number of other infractions. Local and state police do what they can remove such drivers from the streets. Unfortunately, accidents associated with reckless behavior are still a common occurrence.
If you or one or more of your loved ones was hurt in a crash caused by a reckless driver, you may be entitled to seek compensation for your losses by filing personal injury claims in an Oklahoma civil court. The damages resulting from such car accidents can be significant and nothing you should have to bear alone. To learn how legal counsel can help you fight for relief, please take a moment and visit our firm’s website.