By definition, negligence means a failure to act in a responsible manner in a situation where a prudent individual would in like circumstances. In law, this may involve harm caused to another individual by the carelessness of another person.

Unfortunately, in Oklahoma negligent driving is becoming ever more common than ever before. The fatality rate of individuals, non-alcohol related, has increased substantially so much that it outweighs that of alcohol related accidents. Of course, many individuals blame this on the raise of the digital age and mobile phone usage while driving.

At The Edwards Law Firm, our car accident attorneys have been successful at obtaining dozens of favorable verdicts and settlements for our clients and believe that if you or a loved one has been injured by a negligent driver, the victim may be entitled to compensation for losses and damages which occurred.

To learn more, we welcome you to complete the Free Case Review on this page

Causes of Negligent Driving

The Center for Disease Control reported that over 5,800 drivers were killed in automobile accidents across the country in 2009; while almost 500,000 more were injured. Many of these accidents can be attributed to negligent drivers.  As responsible drivers we are expected to maintain attention to the roadway at all times, however this may not always be possible and could result in an accident.

Some causes of driving negligently may include:

In essence, any type of distraction may contribute to negligent driving, which in turn has been directly linked to the cause of auto accidents.

Types of Negligent Driving

Many times, these causes of negligent driving will often lead to different types of negligent driving. This can include many different types of traffic violations, and if caught, will result in some form of fine, ticket, suspension, or even jail time.

Some common types of negligent driving include:

  • Driving Aggressively
  • Excessive Lane Changing
  • Failing to Signal Properly
  • Failing to Yield
  • Following Too Closely
  • Reckless Driving
  • Road Rage
  • Running a Red Light
  • Speeding

In some cases, these negligent driving habits will result in an accident, often times causing injuries and possible death. Thus, it is important to maintain full attention to the road at all times and practice defensive driving habits.

Injuries Caused by Negligent Motorists

As there are many different forms of negligent actions a driver may demonstrate, there are also several types of injuries as a result. In many instances, these injuries may be more severe due to the negligent driver not paying attention or not having complete control over their vehicle, which also explains the 5,800 traffic related deaths throughout 2009.

Some injuries caused by negligent motorists include:

If you have been injured by a negligent motorist, it is necessary to seek medical attention as soon as possible. This will not only assure all of your injuries have been taken care of, but will also provide our attorneys with assistance that the injuries were caused by the lack of duty of the at-fault driver.

Contact Our Oklahoma Attorneys Today

At The Edwards Law Firm, our Tulsa personal injury attorneys believe that if you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident caused by the negligent actions of another driver, the victim may be entitled to compensation for their losses and damages including; pain and suffering, medical expenses, funeral expenses, lost wages, and property damages.

To learn more about how our attorneys can help you, or to schedule your free no obligation case review, we welcome you to contact at 1-800-304-9246 today. At this time a member of our intake team will collect information regarding your accident, and then quickly connect you with one of our compassionate attorneys ready to take your specific case.