Have you been injured in a car accident?

Our Car Accident Help site is designed to be a one-stop source for anyone who has suffered personal injuries in a car crash. It is also a helpful resource for someone whose loved one has been injured in an Oklahoma car crash. Speak to one of our representatives at (405) 285-4357 if you have any questions, or fill out our form to get your free, instant, no obligation accident analysis. We have Oklahoma car accident attorneys on staff who know the law and can defend your rights.

Oklahoma Hazardous Roadway Accident Lawyers

Injured by a Dangerous Road? Talk to Car Accident Help

Although many Oklahoma car crashes are the result of human errors, a Transportation Research Board report found that over 50% included a "deficient" road condition as a factor. These hazardous conditions may be the result of weather, poor road design, road maintenance failures, and more. Let’s discuss the danger here.

Rain

The Auto Insurance Center analyzed data from the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration to reveal that rain causes more traffic fatalities than snow across 39 states. In addition to making the road’s surface more slick and increasing the amount of space a vehicle needs to reach a complete stop, rain also impairs the vision of the driver.

Hailstorms

U.S. Department of Commerce statistics show that Oklahoma is the 5th leading state for major hail events. Hail can be hazardous to motorists and their vehicles, as these falling chunks of ice can be quite large. When driving, the force of impact from hail is compounded. Drivers should stay inside their vehicles and safely seek cover to avoid injury and vehicle damage.

Winter Weather

Much like rain, falling snow reduces visibility. In addition, snow atop a road’s surface makes it more difficult to recognize hazards such as patches of ice and potholes. Black ice is a particularly hazardous condition that tends to form along shaded segments of roadways and bridges. When drivers do not take appropriate steps to operate their vehicles safely for the weather conditions outside, they may still be held liable if they cause a crash.

Design Flaws

Generally, roads are constructed by government entities, but that doesn’t mean they’re perfectly designed. Some roads have insufficient drainage that allows water to accumulate, which can cause cars to hydroplane and could end in a collision. Often, roads have sharp curves, or intersections that have inadequate visibility. Other problems include dangerous shoulders, poorly placed signs, and a lack of street lighting. All of these can contribute to an accident, and yes; it is possible to hold a government entity responsible for an accident with injuries, though it is more difficult.

Maintenance Failures

Many states and municipalities are facing budget deficits. A lack of maintenance, or poorly conducted "patchwork" repairs, can lead to hazardous road conditions. Vehicles may be damaged or a driver may lose control when striking a pothole, and collide with another vehicle.

Other maintenance problems may include inoperable traffic signals, broken pedestrian crosswalk lights, damaged or uprooted signs, and more. Roads always face deterioration and erosion, but it can be worse depending on the climate of a region. Surface materials may expand amid extreme heat, cracks in the roads may retain water that then turns to ice, and snow plowing and salt both create wear on the road.

Other Hazardous Situations

  • Uncleared debris from storms
  • Parts left behind from vehicle collisions
  • Work or construction zones
  • Downed electric lines
  • Overgrown vegetation that hinders visibility
  • Flying objects from truck beds or unsecured loads
  • Animals crossing the road, often from insufficient or broken fencing

Help for Serious Automobile Accidents in Oklahoma City

Accidents are caused by a host of different factors, including speeding, distracted driving, negligent roadway design, failures in maintenance, and more. Whatever the cause, if you were injured in a car accident in Oklahoma, speak to Car Accident Help for a complimentary consultation. Our number is (405) 285-4357.

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Getting Support for Your Car Accident

The period after a car collision can be devastating and chaotic for crash victims and their families. This is the time when you can use all the support and resources you can get. The team at Car Accident Help are committed to providing you with the information and resources you need during these challenging times. If there are any questions you may have or want to know your legal rights, contact us today for a free initial evaluation to see if you have a case.

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Who We Are

The team at CarAccidentHelp.com created this site to provide a resource to those who have just been in an accident and need someone on their side. The insurance companies are not looking out for your best interests and you need an advocate who knows the laws in Oklahoma and will fight for you. We help you figure out if filing a lawsuit is right for your situation, and connect you with lawyers who can determine if you have a case.

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