Nearly One in Four Oklahoma Drivers Are Uninsured

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Statistics that are compiled, organized and kept by the Insurance Research Council have revealed that Oklahoma remains ranked in the top 10 among states in the United States with the highest percentage of uninsured drivers. Specifically, according to the statistics, nearly one out of every four drivers in the state does not carry auto insurance despite a state law that requires coverage. The Oklahoma auto accident lawyers at Atkins & Markoff, whose Web site can be found at http://www.oklalawyer.com, would like the public to understand that there are still options available to those who are injured by uninsured drivers in Oklahoma traffic accidents.

“If you are uninsured and you are involved in a traffic incident or accident, your vehicle will be towed,” said Tulsa Police Captain Jonathan Brooks.

The Oklahoma auto accident lawyers at Atkins & Markoff hereby share a message regarding the statistics that have been compiled, organized, kept and recently released by the Insurance Research Council, a non-profit organization that tracks relevant auto accident and liability statistics. Specifically, the statistics recently released concern the number of uninsured drivers in Oklahoma.

According to the estimates released by the group, nearly one out of every four drivers, or 23.9 percent of motorists in Oklahoma do not have auto insurance. This percentage was recorded in 2009, and it marks the fifth consecutive year that Oklahoma has been ranked in the top 10 on this list of percentage of uninsured drivers. The percentage also remains at its current level despite the fact that a state law exists that requires that drivers carry auto insurance on their vehicles. “If you are uninsured and you are involved in a traffic incident or accident, your vehicle will be towed,” said Tulsa Police Captain Jonathan Brooks.

When someone is injured in an Oklahoma auto accident by an uninsured driver, that injured person does still have potential remedies available for a financial recovery. One such possibility involves filing a claim with that injured person’s own insurance company if he or she has uninsured motorist coverage. This type of coverage is designed to provide coverage in the specific event that involves an uninsured driver.

The other potential remedy for someone who has been injured by an uninsured motorist is to file an Oklahoma personal injury lawsuit directly against that party. If such a lawsuit returns a favorable result either by way of an out-of-court settlement or a verdict from trial, the injured person could recover damages for his or her losses.

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.

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