Highway Accident Injury Damages Claims
The Oklahoma Highway Safety Office reports that over 28,000 traffic crashes occurred on highways in 2011. Vehicles often travel at high speeds while on the interstate, which can lead to serious injuries and property damage when highway accidents occur.
If you or a family member has been injured in a highway accident due to a negligent driver, you may be eligible for legal and financial recourse. Contact a car accident lawyer at The Edwards Law Firm to learn about the legal rights available injury victims.
For additional information about auto accident lawsuits, call us today at 1-800-304-9246.
Causes of Highway Accidents
Some legal experts may argue that highway collisions are some of the difficult cases to handle due to the potentially multiple sources of liability. Injured individuals should seek legal counsel from a knowledgeable attorney following a highway accident. A skilled attorney will be able to review the accident and determine the cause of your collision. Some of the most common factors that result in highway accidents include:
- Road design
- Construction work zones
- Poorly maintained roads
- Bad weather
- Sign placement
Additionally, highway crashes can also be caused by a drivers negligent actions. Listed below are some other factors that contribute to a wreck:
- Reckless or aggressive driving
- Fatigued drivers
- Malfunctioning auto parts
- Drivers that are intoxicated or under the influence of drugs
- Poorly maintained commercial trucks
- Drivers that are distracted
Dangerous Highways in Oklahoma
With thousands of collisions occurring on Oklahoma highways, drivers need to be alert when traveling on these dangerous roads. Some of the most dangerous highways in Oklahoma include:
- Interstate 35 (I-35)
- Interstate 240 (I-240)
- State Highway 10
- US Highway 75
- Interstate 44 (I-44)
If your family member was killed in an Oklahoma highway accident, you may have grounds for legal action. Family members of highway accident victims may be entitled to compensation for funeral expenses, medical bills, property damage, ambulatory services and lost earnings.
To speak with a wrongful death attorney about your loved ones death, fill out the Free Case Review form on this page.
Contact an Oklahoma Highway Accident Lawyer
Each year, thousands of people are injured in Oklahoma highway accidents. If you or a family member has suffered an injury in a highway crash, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit against the negligent party. Contact a highway accident lawyer today to begin exploring your legal options.
At The Edwards Law Firm, our Tulsa personal injury lawyers are dedicated to helping accident victims receive the justice that they deserve. That's why our legal practice works on a contingency fee basis. You wont have to pay us a dime unless you receive a favorable outcome for your claim, whether that's a settlement or a jury verdict.
Our attorneys offer free legal consultations to all injured individuals in Oklahoma. During your consultation, we will review your case and advise you on the best course of action to purse.
We are available to assist injury victims in Tulsa, McAlester and the surrounding communities with their legal claims.