The OK Department of Public Safety recently issued a report indicating that the rate of fatalities resulting from Oklahoma car, motorcycle and pedestrian accidents during the month of August this year marks a drop from the same time period in 2011. According to the Dept. of Public Safety, 56 people were killed in Oklahoma motor …
The OK Department of Public Safety recently issued a report indicating that the rate of fatalities resulting from Oklahoma car, motorcycle and pedestrian accidents during the month of August this year marks a drop from the same time period in 2011. According to the Dept. of Public Safety, 56 people were killed in Oklahoma motor vehicle accidents in August 2012, a considerable decline from the 72 people killed in August 2011. In addition, the total fatality rate for 2012 currently stands at 521, a drop from the 598 accident fatalities reported between January and August of last year. Despite the marked decline in OK accident deaths though, there are still far too many injuries and fatalities caused by avoidable accidents in Oklahoma. If you have suffered injuries in an Oklahoma car accident, contact our knowledgeable car accident lawyers at Oklahoma Legal Center today.
Oklahoma Fatal Accident Statistics
According to the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety’s report, of the 56 fatalities that occurred during August 2012, eight victims were motorcycle riders and five were pedestrians. Two-thirds of the people who were killed in Oklahoma accidents were not wearing seatbelts at the time of the collision, and alcohol was a factor in at least one of the Oklahoma crashes. Furthermore, 44 of the fatality victims in August 2012 were male and 12 were female, and 20 were between the ages of 21 and 30 – a statistic that represents the largest number of fatalities for any age group during that month. A total of fifty of the people who were killed in Oklahoma accidents in August of this year were Oklahoma residents, while six were residents of other U.S. states.
Contact Our Personal Injury Attorneys Today
While the decline in accident fatalities is promising, our personal injury attorneys at Oklahoma Legal Center believe the rate of Oklahoma accidents, injuries and deaths is still far higher than it could be. If you have been injured in an Oklahoma car accident or a motorcycle or pedestrian accident, contact our experienced personal injury lawyers at Oklahoma Legal Center to discuss your legal options. Our law firm is located in Oklahoma City, and our lawyers have extensive experience protecting the rights of OK accident victims and their families. With the help of our skilled car accident attorneys at Oklahoma Legal Center, you can work towards holding the at-fault party liable for your injuries and pursue the compensation you deserve for your accident-related injuries, medical bills and other damages.