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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.

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.

Are motorcycle accidents preventable?

There are many motorcyclists in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Riders love motorcycles because they are convenient, save gas costs and bring them a unique sense of freedom. Howeverr, operating a motorcycle has inherent risks. Motorcycle accidents have long been associated with catastrophic injuries. Lack of experience and bad road conditions are some of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents. Riders should equip themselves with the right amount of knowledge to help them prevent motorcycle accidents.

Helping motorcycle accident victims across Oklahoma

Any Oklahoma motor vehicle accident can result in catastrophic injuries. The only difference between motorcycle accidents and other Oklahoma traffic accidents is that this type of accident often leads to more serious injuries because a rider's body is exposed to numerous elements. Motorcyclists often sustain head injury and broken bones following a motorcycle accident. Recovering from these injuries may take a long period of time before the injured person returns to pre-injury health. During the recovery period, the motorcycle accident victim may also incur financial injury due to medical expenses and lost wages.

Factors affecting motorcycle accidents in the United States

Accidents involving motorcycles often lead to catastrophic injuries or fatalities. When a passenger vehicle collides with a motorcycle, the person who usually sustains the most severe injuries is the motorcyclist. Motorcycle riders have to educate themselves about the factors that can cause motorcycle accidents.

Victims of motorcycle accidents are our top priority

The number of accidents involving motorcyclists seems to keep growing. Compared with the typical car accident, a motorcycle accident has a higher chance of producing catastrophic injuries and death because of the limited protection offered by motorcycles. Even excellent physical skills and attention to the road are not enough to guarantee a motorcyclist's safety. Too many times motorcycle collisions are caused by drivers of other vehicles who did not see the motorcyclists.

Helmets can prevent debilitating injuries in motorcycle accidents

Some Oklahomans, who are bored with operating four-wheeled vehicles, have turned to the two-wheeled form of daily transportation -- a motorcycle. Riding a motorcycle offers convenience, such as saving on gas costs, but doing so also comes with great risks. Collisions involving motorcycles often yield to catastrophic injuries and even fatalities, in some severe cases. Riders should who wear helmets provide themselves added protection in the event of a crash. Oklahoma riders who are still unaware of what helmets can do should learn how they can try to prevent serious injuries.

North American train accidents lead to safety measures agreement

A boom in North American oil production over the last decade has improved the energy situation of the United States but at some cost to transportation safety. Several deadly train accidents in Quebec, Oklahoma, Alabama, New Brunswick and North Dakota, among other places, led to a recent safety agreement between railroads and the U.S. Department of Transportation. In most of the train accidents, rail cars were carrying crude oil shipments that had catastrophic and explosive results from derailments and ruptured tanks.

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