There are many different types of car accidents, and many different circumstances can lead up to an accident, including distractions, negligence, intoxication or even defective components of the vehicle. Depending on the specific circumstances that contributed to your accident, you may be entitled to more or less compensation if you can prove that you were not at fault in the accident. You may also be entitled to more compensation depending on the extent of your injuries and property damage that results from the accident.
As the years go by, awareness of the risks and dangers of car accidents seems to increase. The dangers of drunk driving and using the phone while driving, for example, have become much more prominent in recent years, leading to increased efforts to limit such behaviors and reduce the number of accidents. Unfortunately, even though the vast majority of people are safe, defensive drivers, one negligent or reckless driver can cause serious damage to multiple people.
If you are driving down a busy highway, you may be obeying all the rules of the road and may be exhibiting defensive driving skills. However, if another driver with whom you are sharing the road chooses to check his or her text messages, that second of negligence can cause them to swerve in their lane and strike your vehicle. This could cause injury to you as well as others depending on how many other cars are involved in the accident.
Oklahoma residents who are involved in an accident are encouraged to visit our webpage to learn more about their rights in the aftermath of a car accident. With legal assistance, you can make a claim to prove that you were not at fault in the accident. This can lead to compensation at the expense of the individual who was responsible for the accident.