A 70-year old Shawnee woman was killed in a single vehicle crash in Oklahoma when she lost control of her vehicle. According to an article on NewsOK.com, the woman was driving northbound on a county road about five miles north of Earlsboro when the accident occurred. The vehicle caught fire and the woman was trapped inside. Officials say that the driver sustained massive injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. In addition, it was unclear as to whether or not the deceased was wearing a seat belt.
There are a number of reasons that this Oklahoma auto accident could have happened including hazardous road conditions, debris in the road, or perhaps there was a faulty mechanical component on the car. If an investigation determines that a defective vehicle part played a role in the woman’s death, her family could hold the negligent party accountable and seek restitution. Millions of motorists place their trust in auto manufactures and designers to ensure that the vehicles they make are safe, reliable and free of defects. Should this responsibility be overlooked or ignored altogether, serious injury, or, as this accident demonstrates, death, can occur.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a motor vehicle accident in Oklahoma and you suspect that a defective car part played a role in causing your collision, you would be well-advised to contact the experienced Oklahoma City dangerous product lawyers at Maples Law Firm. Our dedicated attorneys have successfully handled a wide array of auto product liability cases and have acquired millions of dollars in settlements for those who have been injured or lost a loved one due to someone else’s negligence. You deserve to understand your rights and the Oklahoma personal injury attorneys at Maples Law Firm have your best interests in mind. To learn more about the firm, please call (888) 429-0609 today.