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.