Oklahoma City, OK (PRWEB) December 21, 2011
The Oklahoma auto accident attorneys at the law firm of Atkins & Markoff hereby warn the public of the need for motorists to use extreme caution when driving in the wintry conditions that have fallen onto Oklahoma in recent days. Reports from news sources such as Reuters indicate that at least six people have died in car accidents in a region that includes Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona and Oklahoma because of the weather conditions.
When driving in wintry weather, motorists are generally advised by such entities as the AAA, or the American Automobile Association, to drive at a slower rate of speed. Motorists are also advised to provide extra following room for any vehicles in front of them and to avoid situations where they slam onto their brakes, as this can cause wheels to lock up and vehicles to spin out of control. In addition, drivers are advised to avoid accelerating around curves and to simply get off the road when visibility is too limited to see other vehicles.
The recent foul weather is expected to add to the statistics regarding Oklahoma car accident statistics that occur on an annual basis. Every year in the state, more than 70,000 Oklahoma auto accidents occur. These crashes lead to approximately 36,000 injuries and to more than 700 deaths. Despite the obvious difficulties that exist with driving in wintry weather, particularly on a holiday weekend, motorists can still be negligent or reckless in their actions if they make mistakes that lead to Oklahoma traffic accidents that cause injuries.
About Atkins & Markoff
Atkins & Markoff, whose Web site is located at http://www.oklalawyer.com, is a law firm comprised of Oklahoma personal injury and trial lawyers who have been representing consumers and defending their legal rights for nearly 15 years. The firm handles legal matters that include Oklahoma auto accidents, class action lawsuits, child injuries, defective products, medical malpractice, general personal injury and workers’ compensation among other legal matters.