Multi-vehicle crashes have been occurring across the country for many years. Reportedly, one of these car accidents stretched over two miles, the longest crash on record, and involved 194 vehicles. Fortunately, no one lost their life. Recovering damages after such accidents are never easy. Oklahoma victims of such calamities will have to prove who was at fault if they want to prevail in civil lawsuits.
While cellphones are typically regarded as the primary source of distractions for drivers in Oklahoma and other states, the distractions associated with acts of aggression and road rage are just as important. Many drivers with short tempers need no more than a traffic jam or someone cutting them off to explode into a road rage fit, often leading to car accidents and life-changing injuries. Aggressive driving causes a significant percentage of fatal crashes nationwide.
Motorists in Oklahoma and across the nation face similar hazards whenever they take to the roads. Car accidents happen in the blink of an eye, and no one knows whether they will encounter drunk, distracted or speeding drivers. Getting a medical evaluation soon after a crash is essential, for not only those who intend to pursue claims to recover damages, but also to make sure they have no hidden injuries.
Throughout the state of Oklahoma, it is very obvious that traffic has increased in recent years. Because so many vehicles are sharing the same roadways, just going for a short drive can potentially turn into a serious crash. Tragically, car accidents continue to be a leading cause of death and injury in the United States today. To help prevent crashes, drivers must remain focused and attentive at all times behind the wheel.
Many Oklahoma residents are well aware that roadways across the state are becoming more and more crowded. With so many vehicles sharing the road, car accidents are nearly unavoidable. Accidents can happen in the blink of an eye without warning. Fortunately, most traffic accidents are nothing more than minor inconveniences. However, a growing number of crashes are proving to be serious and life-altering.
Daylight saving time could increase the risk of car crashes for drivers in Oklahoma and elsewhere according to a new study. The study, which was published in Current Biology, is the most comprehensive research ever conducted on the link between traffic accidents and the annual "spring forward" time change.
Four out of five adults in Oklahoma and across the U.S. take prescription medications, over-the-counter drugs or supplements at least once a week. Moreover, around one-third of all adults simultaneously take five or more medications. One can easily see how this can create a risk for injuries as drugs combine in adverse ways. The following five tips, though, can help patients avoid medication errors and adverse events.
A report from the nonprofit Go Safe Labs has ranked the top 10 worst cities for auto accidents. Researchers based their list on accident numbers in 2019, a year in which 953,630 car crashes took place. Oklahoma residents may be displeased to hear that Oklahoma City ranked seventh with 12,476 crashes occurring there in 2019.
Drivers in Oklahoma may be wondering how they can establish fault after a multi-vehicle crash. While this may largely be the work of investigators, it is still beneficial to know the basics about it. First of all, it requires all kinds of evidence, including physical finding at the crash site, such as vehicle debris and skid marks; the findings that the police put down in their report; and eyewitness testimony.
Drivers in Oklahoma who occasionally glance down at their cell phones may want to take notice of the startling statistics of distracted driving. In 2018, the Oklahoma Department of Transportation crash statistics found that 8,752 accidents across the state were caused by a distracted driver. Unfortunately, 35 people lost their lives in these accidents and thousands of others were severely injured.