(PRWEB) July 26, 2012
The Oklahoma car crash attorneys at the law firm of Atkins & Markoff, a team of attorneys who represent clients who have been wrongfully injured in legal matters, hereby report that the number of Oklahoma auto accidents that led to at least one injury during the 4th of July holiday of 2012 rose when compared to the same holiday time period in 2011. Seven of the injury crashes that took place in 2011 were related to alcohol, according to the OHP. No statistics regarding alcohol-related accidents were released as of yet for 2012. However, the number of crashes that led to at least one fatality dropped when compared to the same timeframe last year.
According to statistics released by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, a total of 48 Oklahoma car accidents occurred during the July 4th holiday of 2012 that led to at least one injury. This represents a precipitous rise from the same timeframe last year, when a total of 31 crashes led to at least one injury. However, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol also reported that the number of accidents that led to at least one fatality dropped from four last year to two this year.
Overall, these numbers will become part of the statistics that relate to Oklahoma car accidents that take place on an annual basis. Every year in the state, approximately 70,000 crashes occur, and these incidents lead to 36,000 injuries and to 700 fatalities. July and August are both months where a high number of Oklahoma auto accidents occur.
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.