Mar 5 2015 0

Harsh weather conditions could cause more accidents

There are many people who do not believe in the dangers of global warming, but it is hard to deny that the climate in the past few weeks has been severe all across the country. Here in Oklahoma, we have had our fair share of winter weather hazards, including snow and ice making the roads slippery and dangerous. While we are not exactly strangers to snow in Oklahoma, the severe cold seems to be catching people all across the country a bit off guard, and it appears our state’s residents are no exception.

Recently in Oklahoma City, emergency crews responded to a rollover accident in which an SUV flipped near the Wilshire exit. Officials claim that there were more than 25 accidents with injury on Friday alone, and that number has likely climbed over the weekend. While some of these accidents are single car accidents, the increased traffic and hazardous conditions can easily contribute to multi-car accidents if drivers are not careful.

Perhaps the most frightening thing about these weather conditions is that they affect everyone, but not everyone reacts accordingly. This means that even if you drive extra careful on the slippery roads, you may still be struck by another driver who is not exercising the same level of caution. Fortunately for victims of car accidents, they do not have to pay for another driver’s negligence.

If you or a loved one has suffered injury as a result of a car accident, and the other driver was at fault, you could be entitled to compensation. A successful claim can see you compensated for your injuries and ensure that you make a full recovery without suffering a serious financial burden.

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