Oklahoma City Distracted Driving Accident Attorney

Distracted driving has been a problem on the streets of Oklahoma City for as long as humans have been behind the wheel. However, distracted driving has only worsened with the common adoption of cell phones and other technologies. 

According to research by the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), almost all U.S. states have some kind of cell phone ban while driving. Despite this, in 2018, “2,841 people in this country died in crashes that involved a distracted driver, and an estimated additional 400,000 people were injured.”

So, if you or a loved one are one of the unfortunate victims of a distracted driver in Oklahoma City, we want to honor the pain and suffering you have been through. For years, the team at Warhawk Legal has been working with victims of distracted drivers in Oklahoma City, winning thousands to millions in compensation for those harmed. 

If you’re ready to take back your power from a negligent third party, get in touch with us today for your free, no-obligation case review and consultation. During our case review process, we’ll examine your case’s details and recommend your next steps. 

Contact us at (405) 397-1717 or book your free, no-obligation case review online today. 

Oklahoma City Distracted Driving Accident Lawyer

What Are Oklahoma’s Distracted Driving Laws?

While Oklahoma does not have a total cell phone ban (no state does), it does ban cell phone use in the following circumstances:

  • Total Hand-Held Cell Phone Ban: Bans usage of devices in the hand, no matter what the driver is doing. Only applies to novice drivers, teen drivers, bus and transit drivers. 
  • Texting Ban: Bans texting while driving for all drivers. 

And, of course, while cell phones are a primary source of driver distraction, there are other distracted driving laws on the books that relate to other distractions. Oklahoma’s distracted driving laws also encompass eating, talking to passengers, operating the stereo, and other things that cause the driver’s attention to be taken off the road. 

How Do You Determine Fault In A Distracted Driving Accident?

When you’re the victim of a distracted driving accident, and the other driver is to blame, you might not be sure how to show that – especially if the other driver claims you’re the cause. 

  • The driver’s identity: If the driver should operate under a total hand-held ban, this can be shown as proof of negligence. 
  • Cellphone timestamps: Call or text logs can be evidentiary support for inappropriate cellphone use behind the wheel. 
  • Video or photo proof: If there is a snapshot or surveillance footage of the driver being distracted behind the wheel. 

In most distracted driving and car accident cases, the victim has the burden of proof to show their version of events is true by a “preponderance of the evidence within a totality of circumstances.” That means proving a claim by showing that, considering all the evidence and context, it is more likely than not that the claim is true.

Our Oklahoma City Distracted Driving Accident Lawyers Are Here For You

You do not have to suffer alone; our Oklahoma City accident attorneys can do what we can to make things right. If you need justice in your Oklahoma City distracted driving case, call us at (405) 397-1717 or book your free case review and consultation online today.