Oklahoma City, OK (PRWEB) June 26, 2012
The Oklahoma car accident lawyers at Atkins & Markoff, a law firm that provides legal representation to injured consumers in Oklahoma personal injury matters, hereby alerts the public of a precipitous rise in the number of Oklahoma City car accidents that have occurred at the construction site of the Broadway Extension and the Interstate 44 Interchange. The attorneys at the firm request that the public use a high level of caution when driving in this area.
Specifically, construction on this area of road began in 2010 and since then the number of Oklahoma City car accidents has risen from 85 in 2010 to 158 in 2011. A total of 40 Oklahoma City car crashes occurred at this location during the first three months of 2012. Based on these crashes, the number of injuries that resulted from them also rose from a total of 29 in 2010 to 50 in 2011. A total of 13 people were been injured in crashes in this area during the first three months of 2012.
The construction project that is ongoing is expected to complete its first phase during the middle of July in 2012. However, there are seven total phases included with the project, and the entire job is expected to take at least 10 years to complete at a cost of approximately $200 million. When it is complete, the area is expected to be able to accommodate more than 100,000 vehicles per day.
The Oklahoma car accident lawyers at Atkins & Markoff ask the driving public to remain calm and cautions when traversing this area so that the number of Oklahoma City car accidents is minimized. Every year across the state, more than 70,000 Oklahoma car accidents occur, leading to 36,000 injuries and to more than 700 fatalities.
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, motorcycle accidents, class action lawsuits, wrongful death cases, child/daycare injuries, defective products, medical malpractice, general personal injury, family law, estate planning, criminal law and workers’ compensation among other legal matters.