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Common Factors That Lead to Serious Oklahoma Car Accidents

by Keith Adkins

Every time you step into a vehicle in Oklahoma, you’re putting yourself at risk of being involved in a crash. One of the best ways to avoid such a collision is to be aware of what factors put you at an increased risk of injury or death in the event of involvement in a collision and the Oklahoma City car accident lawyers with Colbert Cooper Hill Attorneys are here to let you in on some of the most recent demographics regarding motor vehicle injuries and fatalities in our state.

A report released from the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety shows that a majority of the auto accidents that occurred last month in our state—especially those that were fatal— happened over the weekend. According to 1600kush.com, both Saturdays and Sundays in February saw a total of six fatalities, while Fridays saw a total of five lost lives.

Consuming alcohol was also one of the most common and most preventable causes of accidents in Oklahoma last month. Drunk driving accounted for a total of 28 motor vehicle fatalities last month alone. Of those deaths, motorists between the ages of 21 and 30 were at the greatest risk of losing their life in an Oklahoma car accident involving a drunk driver.

Failure to be properly restrained also led to a large number of fatalities, considering 48 percent of those who lost their lives in Oklahoma motor vehicle crashes last month were not buckled up at the time of the accident.

At Colbert Cooper Hill Attorneys, we recognize the dangers of driving and our Oklahoma City personal injury lawyers ask that you keep safety on your mind each and every time you get behind the wheel of a vehicle.

Oklahoma Wrongful Death Lawsuits Filed against Rehabilitation Facility

by Staff

Three Oklahoma Wrongful Death lawsuits have been filed against a drug rehabilitation facility after several patients died under mysterious circumstances. A story published by Tulsa World stated the suits allege the facility’s negligent care of the patients directly lead to their deaths.

Records show that a 32-year-old male patient died at the facility on Oct. 26, 2011, after complaining numerous times of headaches, illness, and vomiting while under the center’s care. A letter from a former patient alluded to the fact that he may have suffered a drug overdose. An autopsy of the body was unable to determine a conclusive cause of death.

Since the letter was written, two more patients have died at the facility. On April 11, a 21-year-old woman died at the facility and on July 19, a 20-year-old woman died of a drug overdose.

The facility has had defended itself against numerous wrongful death lawsuits, which have alleged unorthodox treatment methods, including dangerous five-hour “cleansing sessions” in a hot sauna.

The most recent wrongful death lawsuit, filed by the mother of the 32-year-old male victim, is seeking more than $75,000 in damages for the loss of her son.

The Oklahoma City Personal Injury Lawyers with J. Colbert Injury Lawyers understand the pain of losing a loved one and hope the lawsuits will help bring closure to the friends and families of the victims.