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.

Reckless Driving Accident Attorney in OK

Dedicated Representation for Victims

When a motorist behaves with disregard for the lives of others and violates the rules of the road putting other people in danger, they are said to be "reckless." There are many forms of reckless driving behavior that can result in devastating injuries that permanently affect the lives of everyone involved.

Speeding, distracted driving, drunk driving, and driving with disregard for the rules of the road are also examples of reckless driving. If you or a loved one has been injured by a driver who has acted in a reckless manner, it is important that you understand your legal rights and options.

Understanding Oklahoma Vehicle Law

Under Oklahoma Statutes, Title 47, Chapter 9, Article 9, Section 11-901, reckless driving is defined as: "Any operation of a motor vehicle that exhibits reckless, wanton or willful disregard for the safety of other people or their property." Some examples of reckless driving include:

  • Driving at an excessive or unsafe speed
  • Racing on a public roadway
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs
  • Tailgating, or following too closely
  • Running stop signs or red lights
  • Failing to yield to pedestrians, bicycles, motorcycles, or even vehicles when entering traffic, changing lanes, or making a turn
  • Driving while sending a text or talking on the cell phone
  • Making unsafe lane changes

All these examples are behaviors that threaten the lives of others. In Oklahoma, reckless driving is a misdemeanor punishable by a $500 fine, four points on your driving record, a license suspension of up to one year, and a potential jail sentence of 90 days. A repeat offense can result in a jail sentence of up to six months. However, criminal punishments DO NOT automatically result in financial compensation for the victim or the victim's family.

What to Do After a Car Accident in Oklahoma

If you have been injured in an auto accident involving a suspected reckless driver, it is important that you take several steps to protect your legal rights. First, remain at the scene of the crash and talk to the police. Make sure your account of the incident gets into the police report. Take photographs of the accident scene. Get all pertinent information from the other driver including driver's license, insurance, license plate number, and contact information. Get contact information for anyone who may have witnessed the incident. Be sure to get prompt medical attention and treatment for your injuries.

Liability and Compensation in Oklahoma

In injury accidents involving reckless driving, it is likely that victims suffer significant injuries and damages. In such cases, besides facing citations or criminal charges, at-fault drivers can also be held financially responsible for the injuries, damages, and losses caused. Injured victims can seek compensation for damages including:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost income
  • Hospitalization
  • Rehabilitation costs
  • Permanent injuries
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress

If you or a loved one has suffered injuries in an auto accident caused by a reckless driver, Car Accident Help can help you seek fair compensation for all your losses. Contact an Oklahoma car accident lawyer at (405) 285-4357 to schedule a free consultation.

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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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