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Fatal Accidents in Oklahoma

The Oklahoma Highway Safety Office reported there were 678 fatal traffic accidents in 2013. That’s an average of nearly 2 deaths per day. The state provides the number of fatal car accidents in Oklahoma County, and surrounding counties, for 2013. We have listed some of these statistics below to illustrate how common fatal accidents are in the Sooner State.

Fatal Accidents in Oklahoma Counties (2013):

  • Oklahoma County: 75
  • Logan County: 5
  • Kingfisher County: 3
  • Canadian County: 12
  • Cleveland County: 21
  • Pottawatomie County: 6
  • Lincoln County: 14

When a family member is killed in a fatal car accident or motorcycle accident, you may need to file a wrongful death lawsuit to pursue fair compensation for your losses. A wrongful death lawsuit can also be used to hold the responsible individual or company accountable.

Some wrongful death cases may be tied to other accidents or negligence. If a fatal workplace accident, medical malpractice, or other accident rooted in negligence claimed the life of someone you love, don’t hesitate to contact an experienced Oklahoma City wrongful death lawyer at our office. The Law Offices of Dan Davis is here to help. Our experienced team can explain the legal options available to you and your family at this time.

How to File a Wrongful Death Claim

A wrongful death claim requires the demonstration that negligence contributed, in whole or in part, to the deceased’s death and that the family suffered financial loss as a result of the death. Successful wrongful death lawsuits typically cover damages for:

  • Medical expenses
  • Funeral expenses
  • Loss of income / loss of future income
  • Punitive damages to punish the negligent party (in rare cases of extreme disregard for human life or safety)

The laws governing who can file a wrongful death claim vary from state to state. In Oklahoma, people who can legally file a wrongful death claim include wives who have wrongfully lost a husband, children who have wrongfully lost a parent, and parents who have wrongfully lost a child.

If you have questions, do not hesitate to meet with an Oklahoma City wrongful death attorney at our office for a free consultation.