Top Reasons Oklahoma Residents Hire Personal Injury Attorneys
This March the state of Oklahoma was named one of the most expensive states in the country for auto insurance, a distinction that didn’t come as a surprise to many Oklahoma attorneys. New data shows that Oklahoma is the fifth most expensive state for auto insurance, with residents paying an average of $1,778. The national average is about $1,300.
Even the safest drivers on the road can be the victim of a dangerous car accident as a recent school bus crash in Ochelata reminded us. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported that a Caney Valley Public Schools bus was stopped with its doors open, warning lights active, and a stop sign extended when a 16-year-old boy ran into the back of the bus. Fortunately, of the 33 students on the bus, only one was injured, but she suffered both internal and head injuries. The bus driver had more than 20 years of experience and did everything right, yet the accident still happened.
If you ever wonder why auto insurance is so expensive, then here are some sobering facts to remember:
- At any given moment on any given day, about 660,000 drivers are on the roads while using phones and other electronic devices.
- In the five seconds it takes to send a text while driving, you can cover the entire length of a football field.
- About 4,000 drivers are arrested daily for drunk driving, but 296,000 more won’t get caught.
- According to the latest data from the Department of Transportation, 32% of car accident fatalities are caused by drunk drivers; 31% are caused by speeding; 16% from distracted drivers; and just 11% are caused by inclement weather.
It’s little wonder that many personal injury attorneys see so many car accident victims during their careers. Of course, pedestrians and bicyclists are also injured on Oklahoma roadways. In fact, Tulsa, OK is home to the oldest bike share program in the country.
When you work for a Tulsa personal injury attorney, it can be tempting to make yourself numb to these kinds of tragedies. For the innocent victims whose lives are changed forever by another person’s recklessness, that’s simply not an option.
Car, truck, bus, bicycle and pedestrian accidents are just one of the possible reasons Sooner State residents go searching for the best personal injury attorney Tulsa has to offer. While workers have laws that help them receive compensation in the event of a workplace accident or injury, most citizens have no choice but to find Oklahoma attorneys to help them file personal injury claims. Too many people are struggling to pay medical bills while recovering from an injury when there are legal options available to them.
So if you suspect that you suffered an injury caused by another person or organization’s recklessness, drunkenness, ignorance, or carelessness, then don’t hesitate to contact Oklahoma attorneys for help getting the compensation you deserve.