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Driver Errors May Cause up to 90% of Car Accidents in Oklahoma

By Clayton HasbrookJul 28, 2016 News

Despite having a relatively low population of about 3.9 million residents, there were close to 70,000 crashes in Oklahoma alone in 2014.  These crashes caused hundreds of deaths and more than 22,000 injuries, about 10% of which were classified by the Oklahoma Highway Safety Office as being “incapacitating” to the victim.  While traffic laws and+ MORE

ATV Accidents a Summer Hazard

By Clayton HasbrookJul 27, 2016 News

Summer time means people are spending more time outdoors and that means people will be out taking advantage of the weather and riding all-terrain vehicles or ATV’s. These vehicles are designed to, as their name implies, be driven on any terrain. However, despite their durability and ruggedness, they can cause severe and deadly injuries. Recently,+ MORE

Highway Safety Office Releases 2015 Oklahoma Car Accident Statistics

By Clayton HasbrookJul 26, 2016 News

The Oklahoma Highway Safety Office (OHSO) is a comprehensive resource for car accident statistics.  Every year, OHSO publishes a series of reports on car crashes, motorcycle crashes, DUI accidents, car accidents during the holidays, and many other subjects.  By comparing these numbers from year to year, it’s possible to get an idea of whether automotive+ MORE

Lawn Slip and Slides Are a Paralysis Injury Hazard for Teens this Summer

By Clayton HasbrookJul 25, 2016 News

Lawn slides are a classic icon of summertime fun.  These devices send children whipping at high speeds down slick sheets of plastic, almost like an instant waterslide for your yard.  It’s a thrilling way to get a rush while staying cool in the heat, but lawn slides can also pose serious safety hazards.  If your+ MORE

Fourth of July Causes a Spike in Fatal Oklahoma Car Accidents

By Clayton HasbrookJul 22, 2016 News

The Oklahoma Highway Safety Office (OHSO) releases annual reports on when and where crashes occur throughout the state, revealing information about Oklahoma’s top 20 cities for fatal car accidents.  In addition to publishing reports on counties and cities, OHSO also compiles data on accidents during various holidays, including Independence Day.  The following statistics are sourced+ MORE

Improper use of Snapchat Leads to Car Accidents

By Clayton HasbrookJul 15, 2016 News

On May 3, 2016, images of a girl using the popular social media application SnapChat ran wild on the Internet. This picture showed a picture of the girl who was determined to have been driving at a speed in excess of 107 MPH. As you can imagine, she was subsequently involved in a car accident+ MORE

How Many Oklahoma Auto Accidents Are Caused by Speeding?

By Clayton HasbrookJul 13, 2016 News

A few years ago, we wrote an article investigating the role of speeding in Oklahoma car accidents.  At the time, we found that speeding was responsible for roughly a third of all auto accident fatalities, not only in Oklahoma, but throughout the United States.  Data compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) revealed+ MORE

Trampoline Accidents Cause Over 100,000 Injuries Per Year

By Clayton HasbrookJul 12, 2016 News

Frankly, it’s easy to see how trampolines might lead to injuries.  What’s more surprising is just how many injuries occur.  If you’d dismiss trampoline accidents as rare occurrences not worth worrying about, you’d unfortunately be mistaken.  Studies have shown that not dozens or hundreds but thousands of people get injured on trampolines every year —+ MORE

Two Injured in Edmond, Oklahoma Fireworks Accident on 4th of July

By Clayton HasbrookJul 11, 2016 News

If you’ve been reading our legal blog recently, you may have seen some of our Oklahoma fireworks accident lawyers’ safety articles leading up to the Independence Day weekend.  Unfortunately, thousands of injuries occur every year around the Fourth of July, and this summer proved no exception after two spectators were injured in a fireworks accident+ MORE