A 30-year-old man was killed in a two-car accident on Harrah Road near SE 59th street in Oklahoma City on Saturday night, according to NewsOK. The man was driving north on Harrah Road when he and another car, which was southbound, collided head-on. The man was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. Two adults and two children in the other car were injured; the adults are in critical condition. Oklahoma City police are still investigating the cause of the accident.
According to the Oklahoma Highway Safety Office (OHSO), there have been between 267 and 1,070 traffic accident fatalities in the state yearly, from 1937-2009. The lowest number of 267 occurred in 1943, the highest of 1,070 occurred in 1982. In 2009, 737 people were killed in Oklahoma traffic accidents. Although 737 is a decrease from the1982 statistic, it is still a great number of lives lost and families torn apart. These accidents took children away from their parents, husbands from their wives, and sisters from their brothers, while causing many financial and emotional hardships.
The families of victims who died at the fault of another in an Oklahoma car accident have the rights and resources to seek justice in the form of an Oklahoma car accident wrongful death claim. If you or a loved has suffered a family loss due to the negligent driving of another, you may be able to file a wrongful death claim against the at-fault party. With the help of a dedicated Oklahoma auto accident wrongful death attorney, you may recover compensation for medical bills, funeral costs, lost wages, and other losses.
At Maples Law Firm, LLP, our knowledgeable Oklahoma City wrongful death lawyers know that the death of a loved one can be an emotionally traumatic and financially difficult time. We will work diligently and compassionately to hold the negligent parties accountable for your losses so that you may receive the compensation your family deserves. Please call us for a free consultation at 1-888-226-6159.