Did Your Crash Happen At One Of The Peak Accident Times For Oklahomans?
After you have been injured in a crash, you may not care about statistics related to the cause of your accident. However, sometimes a close look at when an accident happened can give us clues to use in our car accident investigations. We are thorough, curious and determined motor vehicle accident attorneys who pay attention to every detail – including the month, day of the week and time of day of a crash.
If you were injured in a motor vehicle accident in Oklahoma City or beyond, we invite you to let us conduct a case review to discover the factors that had the most impact on what happened. As award-winning motor vehicle accident lawyers at Warhawk Legal, we are available to evaluate the facts behind your injuries and use those facts to build a strong case for your compensation.
Historically Dangerous Times, Days And Dates For Oklahoma Traffic Accidents
The Oklahoma Department of Public Safety publishes key facts about traffic accidents in the state each year. In five recent years, this government agency has reported these dates as having the highest number of fatalities in the respective calendar years:
- On Friday, June 18, 2021, eight people died in crashes in Oklahoma.
- On Friday, September 25, 2020, there were seven traffic accident casualties.
- On Friday, March 8, 2019, nine people died in motor vehicle accidents.
- On Saturday, July 28, 2018, seven people lost their lives on the state’s roads.
- On Monday, July 17, 2017, eight people died in collisions around Oklahoma.
On any day of the week and any month of the year, the most dangerous times are between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. and between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. Apparently, the going-home-from-school time and rush hour for commuters are the most dangerous times of the day.
It seems likely that road congestion, speed and driver fatigue may help explain these trends. Are people in a hurry to get home at the end of the week and the end of the day? Or, do people go out in the evenings to social and recreational events most often on Fridays? Do people drink and drive more often on Fridays?
Whatever the reasons for your car accident, we may use the timing as well as other information about the crash to document your injury claim with all the right details.
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Let us get your case review underway. Call us at 405-857-6688 or email us to start the conversation with an attorney about your crash, its causes and the compensation that you need for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.