Holding Reckless Drivers Accountable
Distracted driving is one of the most common causes of auto collisions, which can result in serious permanent injuries or death. In addition to dealing with serious permanent injuries, you may also be left with hospital bills, lost time at work, and chronic pain. Many people are unsure what to do or where to turn after a serious auto accident.
At Maples, Nix, & Diesselhorst, our knowledgeable auto accident motor vehicle collision lawyers will help you hold careless drivers responsible through this chaotic time. Over the past 30 years, our car accident attorneys have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for our clients.
Our team of dedicated lawyers represents people throughout Oklahoma who have been severely injured in all types of car accidents, including cars, motorcycles, recreational vehicles, and company vehicles.
Standing With You. Standing For Justice.
At Maples, Nix, & Diesselhorst, we understand the severe effects that an auto collision can have on the catastrophically injured individual and their family. Our goal is to obtain the full and fair compensation you deserve.
Our firm knows what it takes to win an auto accident case. We are known for handling complex accident cases involving serious injuries and contested liability. We dedicate our time, knowledge, and resources to thoroughly investigate your case and successfully obtain justice for you and your family.
Auto Collision Cases
Auto accidents usually occur in areas of heavy traffic, construction sites, and intersections. Whether you’ve been in a hit-and-run, a rush-hour accident on I-35 or another dangerous situation. Our team can help you.
Unlike car and truck drivers, motorcyclists lack the protection of surrounding metal and airbags. This makes motorcyclists especially vulnerable to catastrophic injuries and even death when involved in an automobile collision.
Accidents With Impaired or Distracted Drivers
When people choose to drive when under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, they endanger everyone on the road. The same goes for drivers who are distracted or fatigued. No one’s life is worth the risk of driving impaired.
Drivers Who Hit & Run
Victims of hit-and-run accidents often face complex insurance and liability issues. An experienced car accident attorney can help you navigate the challenges that arise in hit-and-run situations.
Across Oklahoma, cyclists explore the state’s vast roads by bike. Unfortunately, drivers often injure or kill cyclists due to the driver’s negligence and poor education about sharing the road.
Stand Against Distracted and Negligent Driving
Auto accidents due to reckless, negligent, distracted, or drunk driving are one of the most common causes of severe injury or death in the United States. You can make a change in the way you drive by committing to avoid distracted driving. Common distractions include:
- Manual Distractions – things that take your hands off the wheel like eating, handing items to passengers, reaching for items, and adjusting the radio or music.
- Visual Distractions – things that take your eyes off the road like sending a text message, looking at social media or an app, or looking at backseat passengers in the mirror.
- Cognitive Distractions – things that take your mind off driving like talking on the phone, daydreaming or reading signs and billboards.
When you know what may distract you, have a plan for how to handle it. If you need to pull over to a safe place to take a call, help a passenger in the back seat or look up directions, the pause in your journey is worth it. Sadly, distracted drivers in Oklahoma injure or kill other motorists, cyclists, and pedestrians every day.
If you have been injured in a car accident or are the victim of an accident due to reckless, distracted or drunk driving, we can help. Our team of skilled auto accident attorneys knows how to handle insurance claims that are involved in these complex cases and help you and your family if you are severely injured in a vehicle accident. Call or email us today for your free consultation.
Most Common Causes of Accidents In Oklahoma
In Oklahoma, almost 200 car accidents occur every day. Of the thousands of accidents that happen each year, there are hundreds that result in fatalities. The causes of car crashes in Oklahoma vary but can be categorized broadly into groups.
Common causes of car crashes in Oklahoma:
- Alcohol-related accidents
- Drug-related accidents
- Distracted driving
- Weather-related accidents
- Failure to obey traffic signs and markers
Drugs and alcohol were involved in over 400 car accident fatalities in Oklahoma in 2021.
Oklahoma’s Most Dangerous Roads
Oklahoma’s roads and highways are extensive. There are over 116,000 miles of roadway in Oklahoma. From Guymon to Broken Bow, Blackwell to Ardmore, and Miami to Altus, no matter which direction you cross the state of Oklahoma, you’ll surely encounter some of the most dangerous roads.
When you traverse Oklahoma’s main highways, I-35, I-40, and I-44, you’ll be sharing the road with semi-trucks, buses, and other oversized vehicles. The high speed limits, construction, variety of vehicles and dangerous interchanges along these roadways create a roadway environment where auto accidents are common.
Here are a few of Oklahoma’s most dangerous roads:
- State Highway 9
- Interstate 240
- Interstate 40
- Turner Turnpike/I-44
- Interstate 35
In Oklahoma City, many of the most dangerous intersections are along the highways that surround Oklahoma City’s urban core. For example, Reno and South Klein, Oklahoma City Boulevard and South Klein, I-40 and I-44, and other nearby intersections are commonly the locations of car accidents.