Oklahoma City Auto Accident Lawyers
Oklahoma City Driving Risks & Resources
According to WalletHub, Oklahoma City is ranked 34th as a drivable city based on a combination of ownership and maintenance costs, infrastructure quality & traffic, auto safety, and auto maintenance costs and availability.
What Makes Oklahoma City So Dangerous?
According to the Oklahoma Department of Transportation, the 5-mile length of I35 running between SE 15th and NE 36th is the single most dangerous road in the entire state. Why? The single most common reason that 15 people were killed between 2007 and 2012 was driver inattention.
In another recent report, Oklahoma was named to a frightening Top 10 list - that of the most dangerous states for driving. It was reported as the 5th most dangerous driving state based on the total number of roadway fatalities, average number of deaths per 100,000 state inhabitants, use of seat restraints, and blood alcohol levels.
What Should Parents Of Students In OK City Do?
Assuming that many readers are parents of students attending schools in Oklahoma City, the stark realities presented above may be disconcerting, to say the least. But the good news is that there are options that can help even out-of-state students arrive (and get around town) safely.
There is an Amtrak station, an airport, and many bus and public transportation options for students in Oklahoma City. While students at Oklahoma State University are permitted to bring (and park) a car on campus, this is not essential. There are ample bus options that are free to use for students. There are also carsharing services available such as Zipcars.
What Should You Do If You Or A Loved One Is Involved In An Accident?
There are a few mandatory steps that must be taken by anyone involved in an accident. First, be sure that the driver stops at the scene and renders aid whenever possible. Leaving the scene of an accident can result in the imposition of criminal penalties for a hit-and-run. Also, since a police report is mandatory anytime there is any sort of injury or more than minimal property damage, calling 911 and getting a police response is a wise choice. Similarly, emergency medical services may be needed to avoid making an already injured person worse.
The next thing to do, of course, is to seek prompt medical attention. There are several options available in Oklahoma City including:
- A Trauma One Center at Oklahoma University Medical Center
- A Level Two Trauma Center at INTEGRIS Southwest Medical Center
- A Level Three Trauma Center at Mercy Health Center
For details about these treatment and care providers, visit https://www.caraccidenthelp.com/auto-accident/oklahoma-treatment-facilities.html.
In any event, dealing with the aftermath of an automobile accident can be a traumatic experience. Especially given the significance of "fault" in Oklahoma, knowing and understanding the facts and the law is important in evaluating legal rights and responsibilities. Talking to an Oklahoma car accident attorney for advice and counsel is a wise choice. If you or a loved one was involved in an accident, call Car Accident Help sponsored by Maples, Nix, and Diesselhorst at (405) 285-4357.
Map of Oklahoma City
- Oklahoma City Convention & Visitors Bureau
- Oklahoma City Chamber
- Oklahoma City Fire Department
Contact an Oklahoma City auto accident attorney at Car Accident Help at (405) 285-4357.
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