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Car crash statistics in Oklahoma show major causes of crashes

On Behalf of | May 3, 2020 | Car Accidents |

On Behalf of | May 3, 2020 | Car Accidents

You were heading out to visit friends when you saw a vehicle in front of you suddenly slam on its brakes. You were far enough back that you were able to stop, but the vehicle behind you never even slowed down. The next thing you knew, you were waking up in the back of an ambulance. 

In 2018, there were approximately 195 crashes each day in Oklahoma. That was a reduction of one crash per day from the previous year. In total, it adds up to 71,280 collisions across the state, which have the potential to maim or kill drivers.

Alcohol plays a role in many of the collisions in Oklahoma. In fact, 3,109 crashes were linked to alcohol in some way. In those crashes, there were 147 crashes that resulted in fatalities and another 1,265 that resulted in injuries. Another major reason for crashes was large-truck involvement. There were 5,836 large-truck crashes in total, with 100 of those crashes resulting in fatalities.  

Looking at these statistics, it’s easy to see that many of the crashes that take place today could be eliminated with better safety precautions. Unfortunately, drivers aren’t always thinking of their own safety, let alone others. 

If you are hit in a collision and suffer serious injuries, it’s not your fault. You deserve to be compensated for what you’re going through. You may have medical bills, lost wages, travel expenses and other costs that you need to make up. Your attorney can help you put together a claim so that you can negotiate for a fair settlement that will help you get through this difficult time in your life.