Recent national surveys rank Oklahoma as number 10 in fatal traffic accidents. This is an astounding statistic considering our state ranks number 28 in population. The National Safety Council (NSC) attributes the growing danger of our roadways to several factors:
- Distracted driving:
The NSC estimates that 25 percent of all traffic accidents are caused by drivers using cell phones and other electronic devices.
- Impaired driving:
This is not surprise. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that 10,076 people were killed in alcohol-related traffic accidents in the United States in 2013.
The fact is, the faster a vehicle is going, the more difficult it is to avoid an accident. Speeding also makes the results of the accident more severe.
- Lower gas prices:
While low gas prices are good for your wallet, they also add to the likelihood of accidents. More drivers spending more time on the road means more accidents.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a motor vehicle accident, you need to contact a qualified and experienced attorney. Attorney Ray Maples has been successfully represented Oklahoma vehicle accident victims for over a decade.
To get the settlement you deserve, call him today at (877) 478-3737 for a free consultation.