If you’ve been hurt in an accident on the highway, the Edmond highway crashes lawyers at McGuire Law can help you seek compensation from those responsible.
We have a strong reputation for helping clients who have been injured in motor vehicle accidents, including car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, and wrongful death. Give us a call at our Edmond law firm to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case and go over your options for compensation.
How McGuire Law Can Help You If You Were Injured in a Highway Crash
Our Edmond personal injury lawyers at McGuire Law are relentless in pursuing benefits for our clients.
With our experience in legal practice, we know all the ins and outs of personal injury law and will put all that knowledge to work for you.
All motor vehicle accidents can be scary, but a highway crash is especially traumatizing because of the high speeds, multiple vehicles, and increased threat of death. You have enough to deal with in processing the ordeal and recovering from your injury. Let us handle the legal matters so you can focus on healing.
At McGuire Law, we treat every client like our only client, and we make sure you have all the resources of our firm working for you. When you hire us, you have the strength of our entire legal team behind you.
Here are just a few reasons to choose us to represent you in your highway crash case:
- Combined legal experience of 50 years
- Founder, Kent McGuire has spent 13 years working on behalf of insurance companies and knows all the tactics and tricks of the trade
- We keep you informed and involved throughout to process, so you’re aware of all major developments
- Investigate the accident and review evidence such as medical documents and police reports
- Hire renowned experts who may testify on your behalf
- Negotiate with insurance companies
- Represent you at trial if necessary
Contact us to arrange a meeting and get initial legal advice at no charge. We are happy to answer any questions or concerns you have about your case and our practice.
What Are the Deadliest Highways in Oklahoma?
The combination of high speeds and traffic volume makes highway driving more deadly in the event of an accident. A recent 2015-2017 study looked at the deadliest highways for summer travel when teen drivers are out of school and families on vacation fill highways.
According to the study, the three deadliest highways during Oklahoma summers are:
- I-44: (39 deaths)
- I-40: (34 deaths)
- I-35:(31 deaths)
Another study conducted between 2010-2016, regardless of season, ranked the following Oklahoma highway #2 among the country’s deadly highways: Oklahoma State Highway 9 (SR-9):
Spanning east to west, this central Oklahoma highway lies between the Arkansas border and the Texas panhandle. SR-9 is the second-longest Oklahoma state highway. There were 50 fatal crashes over 5-6 years, mainly occurring along the stretch of highway in Cleveland County, Oklahoma.
Other dangerous highways that have been the sites of accidents in the Oklahoma City metropolitan area, including Edmond:
- I-240 and I-35: This is the route most populated by large trucks. This junction doesn’t allow much time for oncoming vehicles to get out of the way of exiting vehicles.
- I-240 Between I-44 and I-35: High traffic and frequent construction work make this highway especially dangerous.
- I-44 Between Lake Hefner Parkway and I-235: Multiple left-exit off-ramps, heavy commuter traffic, congestion on weekends, and numerous trucks and tractor-trailers on the road.
- Turner Turnpike: Connects the two popular cities of Oklahoma City and Tulsa, and has a high 75 mph speed limit.
If you were injured in an accident on these or other highways in Oklahoma, you have a right to seek compensation for your harm. McGuire Law can advise you on your options.
What Causes Most Highway Crashes in Oklahoma?
In 2018, 51 percent of fatalities on highways were at least partially a result of speeding. Speeding not only increases the chances of a crash, it increases the chances that the crash will also result in a fatality.
Other causes of highway crashes:
- Lane changes
- Crossing to get to exit ramps
- Merging into traffic
- Speeding to pass
- Passing when prohibited
- Blind spots
- Construction and other road conditions
- Traffic volume
Motor vehicle accidents can happen for any number of reasons, but paying attention to these particular issues related specifically to highway crashes can make a difference in overall safety.
Limitations on Filing and Amount of Compensation
While you may be entitled to compensation, there are some limitations to keep in mind that could keep you from recovering.
Oklahoma is a modified comparative negligence state with a 51% bar to recovery. This means that if you were more than 50% responsible for the accident, you are barred from recovering compensation. An accomplished car accident lawyer in Edmond can demonstrate that your level of blame does not rise to that level and that you deserve to be compensated for losses. This would include both financial losses such as medical expenses and lost wages, as well as personal losses such as pain and suffering.
Another limitation is that of time, known as the statute of limitations. In the state of Oklahoma, you have two years from the date of the accident to file your lawsuit. It takes time to build a strong case, so be sure to contact McGuire Law as soon as possible after your accident.
Contact an Edmond Highway Crashes Lawyer Today
Being involved in a crash can impact your life in ways you never imagined. From bodily injury to property damage to emotional trauma, the consequences can be devastating. You do not have to go through all this alone. Our highway crashes lawyers can help.
Contact our Edmond personal injury attorneys at McGuire Law for advice and assistance. We’ll work tirelessly to get you the benefits you need to recover and get your life back to normal. Your first consultation is free, so give us a call today.