An 18-year-old woman was killed in an Oklahoma car accident, which officials say, was caused by two vehicles racing each other on a public roadway. According to a News 9 report, the woman was killed when two cars that were racing crashed into the teen’s van at the intersection of 81st and Delaware.
The teen was riding in a van with her family when another vehicle, traveling at nearly 100 mph, slammed into the van. The teen and two others were transported to a local hospital. The teen suffered brain injuries as well as injuries to her back and hip. She later died from her injuries. Charges are pending against the other driver. Read the rest »
A 39-year-old woman has been killed in an Oklahoma car accident involving a head-on collision with a semi truck. According The Oklahoman, the fatal truck accident occurred on U.S. 270 southeast of Seiling. Officials say a Mack truck crossed the centerline and struck the vehicle. The victim was pinned in her vehicle for two hours before being freed by the Seiling Fire Department. She was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. A passenger in her vehicle was hospitalized with head and leg injuries. The truck driver was treated and released at the hospital. It is unclear why the accident occurred or if the truck driver will be cited for the collision.
Injuries that result from a head-on collision can be devastating due to the velocity of the vehicles involved and the impact of the crash. When head-on collisions involve a large truck, they will more than likely result in serious or fatal injuries to the occupants of the smaller car.
The most common causes of fatal head-on collisions are:
- falling asleep at the wheel;
- letting the truck veer into oncoming traffic while driving distracted;
- losing control due to excessive speed;
- failing to obey road signs and traveling on the wrong side of the road;
- driving while under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol;
- making an unsafe lane change into oncoming traffic while passing a slower moving vehicle.
Drivers who violate the law or who are negligent during the operation of a vehicle may be held accountable for the damages they cause. If you have suffered a tragic loss in an Oklahoma truck accident, it is important that you protect your rights and best interests by speaking with an experienced personal injury lawyer. Financial compensation may be available for your expenses.
The knowledgeable Oklahoma City car accident attorneys at Maples Law Firm provide free consultations to anyone who has suffered a loss in an Oklahoma truck accident. Please contact us at (888) 226-6159 for a free, comprehensive consultation.
One person was killed in a recent Oklahoma City car accident involving two vehicles. According to a news report in The Oklahoman, the fatal crash occurred at South Lincoln Boulevard and East Sheridan Avenue in Oklahoma City. It is not clear from the report why the two vehicles collided or how the crash could have been prevented.
Intersections are where many of Oklahoma’s most devastating car accidents occur. It is all too common for motorists to carelessly run through stop signs or red lights. According to Oklahoma Statute 47-11-201, “The driver of any vehicle shall obey the instructions of any official traffic-control device applicable thereto placed in accordance with the provisions of this act.”
There are many questions that must be asked following a fatal Oklahoma intersection accident. Was one of the drivers speeding or under the influence of alcohol? Was the stop sign or traffic light obscured by foliage? Was one of the motorists using a cell phone, navigation system, or other distracting device? Was the at-fault driver fatigued or actually asleep at the wheel? These and many other questions must be answered in order to determine who was at fault.
Families that have lost loved ones in Oklahoma City car accidents would be well advised to discuss their rights and options with a skilled attorney. The skilled Oklahoma City fatal car accident lawyers at the Maples Law Firm have a long history of handling wrongful death cases involving fatal collisions. To discuss your legal rights and options at no cost, please contact our office at (888) 226-6159 today.
A 55-year-old woman was killed in a Tulsa County car accident when the Ford SUV in which she was a passenger struck another vehicle. According to a News 9 report, the fatal car crash occurred at Highway 97 and 61st Street in Tulsa County. Officials say a 20-year-old driver failed to stop at a stop sign before the SUV struck her car. The passenger in the SUV was killed in the crash. The 62-year-old driver of the SUV and the driver of the car that ran through the stop sign were both treated at a nearby hospital. It is unclear if the driver responsible for the fatal car crash will be cited for the collision.
It is important that all Oklahoma motorists obey traffic control devices at intersections. According to Oklahoma Statute 47-11-201, “The driver of any vehicle shall obey the instructions of any official traffic control device applicable thereto placed in accordance with the provisions of this act.” This means that drivers must come to a complete stop at stop signs and red lights. Drivers who fail to obey Oklahoma traffic control devices can be held accountable for their negligence.
When a driver fails to obey a traffic control device, there are many questions that must be asked. Was the driver on the phone or otherwise distracted? Was the driver under the influence of alcohol or driving while fatigued? Was the at-fault driver speeding or behaving recklessly?
The family of an individual killed in an Oklahoma car accident can pursue financial compensation by filing a wrongful death claim against the at-fault driver. With the help of a skilled wrongful death attorney, compensation may be available for funeral expenses, lost future wages, lost future wages, pain and suffering, and other related damages.
The experienced legal team at Maples Law Firm has a long history of helping families pursue fair compensation after a fatal crash. We offer free, no-cost consultations at (888) 226-6159 to anyone who has lost a loved one in an Oklahoma auto accident.
A 43-year-old Tulsa woman was killed and two others were injured in an Oklahoma car accident involving three vehicles. According to a news report in The Sand Springs Leader, the fatal car crash occurred on 41st Street east of State Highway 97 near Tulsa Community College. Officials say the driver of a westbound car veered left and struck an eastbound vehicle, which in turn hit another vehicle that was traveling east. The Tulsa woman was killed in the crash and the drivers of the other vehicles were hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries.
Some of the most devastating car accidents involve wrong-way collisions and head-on crashes. Whenever a vehicle veers or drifts into oncoming traffic, there are many questions that must be asked. Was the driver drowsy or asleep at the wheel? Was alcohol a contributing factor in the crash? Was the wrong-way driver looking at a phone or driving distractedly? Did a defective auto part or dangerous roadway condition contribute to the crash? These and other questions must be answered in order to determine fault and liability in these types of fatal accidents.
In cases involving negligence or wrongdoing, the at-fault driver can be held accountable for the losses suffered by the victim’s family. A wrongful death claim may result in compensation for medical bills, funeral expenses, lost future wages, pain and suffering, and other related damages.
The experienced Oklahoma fatal auto accident attorneys at the Maples Law Firm have helped injured victims and their families obtain fair compensation for their significant losses. We offer no-cost consultations to anyone who has been injured or has suffered a loss in an Oklahoma accident. Please contact us at (888) 226-6159 to find out how we can help.
A 43-year-old Broken Arrow man was killed in an Oklahoma car accident involving a hit-and-run driver. According to The Associated Press, the fatal hit-and-run accident occurred in Broken Arrow the night of November 2. Officials say the man was killed when a Chevrolet S-10 pickup struck him and drove away. Investigators tracked down a 24-year-old Coweta man who has an S-10 with damage consistent with the fatal crash. He faces charges in connection with this fatal collision.
It is illegal to leave the scene of an Oklahoma car accident when someone has been injured or killed. According to Oklahoma Statute 10-102.1, “The driver of any vehicle involved in an accident resulting in the death of any person shall immediately stop such vehicle at the scene of such accident or as close thereto as possible but shall then forthwith return to and in every event shall remain at the scene of the accident.” Drivers who fail to stop to avoid detection or prosecution will likely face felony charges.
The family of a deceased hit-and-run accident victim would be well advised to immediately contact a skilled attorney. It may be possible to hold the at-fault driver accountable for the collision. A knowledgeable car accident wrongful death attorney in Oklahoma can even help a family pursue compensation when the authorities do not arrest the at-fault driver. Every case is different, but financial compensation should be available for lost future wages, funeral expenses, pain and suffering and other related damages.
The skilled lawyers at the Maples Law Firm know how to get families the support they need following a tragic car accident. Our experienced traffic accident attorneys provide free evaluations at (888) 226-6159. Please call us to discuss your legal rights and options.
At least seven people were killed in an Oklahoma car accident involving a head-on collision. According to The Associated Press, the fatal crash occurred along Highway 412 near Elmwood in the Oklahoma Panhandle. Officials say a speeding Chevrolet Suburban crossed the centerline and crashed into a van carrying at least seven workers on their way to a Texas meatpacking plant. Both drivers and five passengers in the van were killed. It is unclear what caused the Suburban to cross into oncoming traffic.
Many of the most devastating crashes involve head-on collisions. According to Oklahoma Statute 11-311: “Whenever any highway has been divided into two or more roadways by leaving an intervening space or by a physical barrier or clearly indicated dividing section so constructed as to impede vehicular traffic, every vehicle shall be driven only upon the right-hand roadway unless directed or permitted to use another roadway by official traffic control devices or peace officers.”
The family of a victim of an Oklahoma fatal crash can pursue compensation for their loss by filing a wrongful death claim against the at-fault driver. A skilled car accident attorney can help a family pursue compensation for medical bills, funeral expenses, lost future wages, and other damages. A personal injury lawyer will make sure that the at-fault parties in such cases are held accountable for their actions.
The experienced Oklahoma auto accident wrongful death lawyers at the Maples Law Firm help families get fair compensation following a tragic accident. Our wrongful death lawyers offer free consultations at (888) 226-6159 to anyone who has lost a loved one in a fatal crash.
A 33-year-old Oklahoma City woman was killed in a Jefferson County car accident when the vehicle in which she was a passenger rolled nearly two times. According to The Capital-Journal, the fatal car crash occurred on the westbound US-24 highway east of the junction with K-4 highway east of Topeka. Officials say both vehicles were traveling west when one of them struck the passenger side of the other. The fatally injured victim was in the car that rolled over as a result of the collision. The other occupants, who were also from Oklahoma City, were wearing seatbelts and appeared to be uninjured. The 67-year-old driver of the other vehicle was not injured. It is not clear if she will be cited for the fatal collision.
Many highway collisions result from a failure to maintain a lane of traffic. Under Oklahoma Statute 47: 11-309: “A vehicle shall be driven as nearly as practicable entirely within a single lane … A vehicle shall not be moved from the lane until the driver has first ascertained that the movement can be made with safety and then given a signal, not less than the last one hundred (100) feet traveled by the vehicle, of his intention to change lanes.”
The family of someone killed by a negligent driver can seek financial compensation for their losses by filing a wrongful death claim against the at-fault driver. In such cases, compensation may be available for funeral expenses, lost future wages, suffering, loss of companionship, and other related damages.
A reputed Oklahoma City fatal car accident attorney at the Maples Law Firm helps families get fair compensation for their losses following a fatal collision. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, please contact us at (888) 226-6159 for a free and comprehensive consultation.
A 27-year-old woman was recently killed in an Oklahoma City car accident involving a hit-and-run driver. According to a report by News OK, the fatal hit-and-run accident occurred on SW 29 at Lee Avenue in Oklahoma City. Officials say the victim was crossing the street when a westbound car struck her. The 30-year-old driver responsible for the crash was arrested after an individual called the authorities with a tip regarding the whereabouts of the driver. He faces charges for transporting an open container of alcohol, having no driver’s license, and leaving the scene of a fatal collision.
Leaving the scene of an injury-causing or fatal car crash is illegal under Oklahoma law. According to Oklahoma Section 10-102.1, “The driver of any vehicle involved in an accident resulting in the death of any person shall immediately stop such vehicle at the scene of such accident or as close thereto as possible but shall then forthwith return to and in every event shall remain at the scene of the accident.”
The family of someone killed in a hit-and-run accident has a number of legal options depending upon the outcome of the investigation. If the authorities arrest the at-fault driver, then a personal injury claim can be filed to hold the hit-and-run motorist financially responsible. If, however, the driver is not found or has no insurance, compensation may be available through the uninsured motorist clause of the victim’s own auto insurance policy.
The experienced Oklahoma City car accident wrongful death lawyers at the Maples Law Firm have an excellent track record of helping hit-and-run accident victims obtain just compensation for their losses. If you or a loved one has been injured in an Oklahoma auto accident, please contact us at (888) 226-6159 for a free and comprehensive consultation.
Two people were killed in an Oklahoma rollover accident in which several people were ejected. According to a news report in The Purcell Register, the fatal car crash occurred on state Highway 74 north of the Garvin-McClain County line. Officials say a 2000 Chevrolet pickup drifted off the roadway before the 20-year-old male driver over-corrected, causing the vehicle to roll over multiple times. The driver and a 19-year-old male passenger were fatally injured in the rollover. A 24-year-old female passenger survived the crash with serious injuries. According to the report, all three occupants were not wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash.
There are a number of questions that must be asked following a rollover accident involving passenger ejections. What caused the vehicle to roll over? Did the top-heavy design of the vehicle contribute to the crash? Did a hazardous roadway condition, such as a dangerous shoulder or large pothole, cause the vehicle to veer out of control? Was the driver speeding, distracted, or fatigued at the time of the crash? Were the occupants wearing seatbelts that failed to work properly during the rollover? Were other vehicles or drivers involved?
The family of someone killed in a single-vehicle accident would be well advised to preserve the damaged vehicle for a thorough inspection and to speak with an experienced car accident attorney. Financial compensation may be available for their tragic losses.
The experienced Oklahoma City auto accident wrongful death lawyers at the Maples Law Firm offer no-cost, confidential consultations at (888) 226-6159 to anyone who has suffered a loss or lost a loved one in an Oklahoma car accident. Please contact us today to find out how we can help.