No one ever expects to be injured in a car accident. When the unthinkable occurs, your life is completely upended. You’re left to deal with insurance paperwork and massive medical bills, all when you’re just trying to recover from your injuries and find ways to adjust. It’s not easy to start picking up the pieces after a crash or collision occurs, but you don’t have to do it alone. The experienced McClain County car crash attorneys of Hasbrook & Hasbrook are on your side.
McClain County Auto Accident Statistics
The Oklahoma Highway Safety Office (OHSO) tracks data on auto accidents in Oklahoma. According to OHSO data from 2014, there were more than 68,000 crashes statewide that year. Over 620 accidents occurred in McClain County. Tragically, seven accidents in McClain County resulted in fatalities. Another 19 accidents in the county resulted in injuries of “incapacitating” severity, while nearly 70 accidents resulted in lesser injuries that were not incapacitating. Over 100 accidents may have resulted in injuries, though the injury status of these crashes is unknown.
Most of the accidents reported in McClain County occurred on either interstate highways (227 crashes) or urban state highways (183 crashes). Crashes were also documented on rural highways, county roads, and city streets. Major highways and roads where accidents occur in McClain County, Oklahoma include:
- H.E. Bailey Turnpike
Common Injuries Caused by Car Crashes in Oklahoma
Car accidents are a leading cause of unintentional injury and wrongful death in Oklahoma and throughout the United States. Even at relatively low speeds, crashes and collisions are capable of inflicting serious injuries that can have dangerous complications which are costly and difficult to treat. Some common, severe injuries caused by automotive accidents in McClain County include:
- Broken Bones — Bone fractures are extremely common in auto accidents. Any bone can be broken depending on the position of the vehicle and its occupants at impact, though small, slim bones like the phalanges in the fingers and toes are especially vulnerable. Car crashes can also cause broken ribs, broken collarbones, broken legs, broken arms, broken wrists, broken ankles, skull fractures, and pelvic fractures (broken hips).
- Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) — A traumatic brain injury is a brain injury caused by an external blow, or impact against the interior of the skull wall. TBI can occur when a crash victim’s head is struck by an object flying through the car, or strikes the steering wheel or other parts of the vehicle. Effects of TBI can include reduced mobility, chronic pain, and cognitive impairment.
- Whiplash — Whiplash is a soft tissue injury that occurs when ligaments and muscles in the neck are forced to move too far too quickly. Whiplash leaves the victim with a stiff, sore neck and pain that may radiate into the arms and back. Whiplash victims sometimes experience vision problems, tinnitus (ringing in the ears), and headaches.
- Permanent Scarring — Permanent scarring and disfigurement can result from injuries like open fractures, road rash, third degree burns, and blunt impact from other objects. Major changes to the victim’s physical appearance can cause debilitating depression, stress, and anxiety, especially when the victim is a teenager or child. Scars can increase the value of a personal injury claim, particularly if they are located on highly visible areas of the body such as the hands, face, or neck.
If you or one of your family members sustained these or other injuries after being hurt in a car crash on Interstate 35 or other roads in the McClain County area, contact the auto accident attorneys of Hasbrook & Hasbrook as soon as possible. You may have a claim for compensation.
Oklahoma Car Accident Attorneys Representing Victims Seeking Compensation
At Hasbrook & Hasbrook, we understand how traumatic and disruptive a serious vehicular accident can be to you and your family’s daily life. Our role is to help you fight for compensation for your injuries, so that you or your loved one can receive quality medical care without suffering financial hardship as a result. If you were not responsible for the accident which injured you, you should not be responsible for the devastating losses that have resulted.
We will fight tooth and nail to recover the greatest amount of compensation possible, taking into account not only your current expenses, but also the losses and expenses you are expected to incur in the future. Our personal injury lawyers have experience handling an array of auto accident claims in Oklahoma, including claims involving head-on collisions, rear-end collisions, intersection accidents, side-impact collisions, lane change accidents, and many other types of crashes.
We offer free initial consultations, and you will never be charged any fees unless we recover compensation for you. To find out whether you could have a car accident claim in a free legal consultation, call our law offices right away at (405) 698-3040.