Throughout the country, an increasing number of car accidents and other motor vehicle accidents are occurring due to the use of smart phones, cell phones, and other forms of technology while driving. While such accidents may be getting the majority of the publicity these days, the fact remains that a tragic number of preventable accidents continue to occur due to drivers operating their vehicles at unsafe speeds. This is as true in the American Heartland, with its sprawling stretches of straight, flat roads, as it is of the more densely populated coasts.
In some cases, the only people harmed in accidents caused by speeding are the occupants of the speeding vehicles. While this is unfortunate, it is infinitely more so when innocent drivers and passengers who are obeying the rules of the road are injured by negligent motorists. In such cases, these injured victims and their families may be entitled to damages for lost wages, medical bills, rehabilitation expenses, pain and suffering, and - in particularly tragic circumstances - funeral costs and future lost wages and benefits.
At The Tawwater Law Firm in Oklahoma City, auto accidents and speeding have given rise to many of the personal injury claims that we have handled successfully on behalf of injured victims and their families. If you or a member of your family has been injured due to another driver operating his or her vehicle at an unsafe speed, or if you have tragically lost a loved one in such an accident, we would welcome the opportunity to fight for your right to be compensated for your losses and expenses.
According to the 2013 annual report published by the Oklahoma Highway Safety Office:
There is no excuse for breaking speed limit laws. Even if signs are not clearly posted - and in the vast majority of cases, they are - drivers should always err on the side of caution when it comes to operating their vehicles. Common sense can go a long way toward saving lives.
The basic speed limit laws of Oklahoma are as follows:
To learn more about auto accidents and speeding, please contact the Tawwater Law Firm today.