Oklahoma City, OK (PRWEB) February 27, 2013
According to statistics kept by the Oklahoma Highway Safety Office, more than 70,000 Oklahoma car accidents occur in the state every year, and these crashes lead to approximately 36,000 injuries. The Oklahoma car accident lawyers at Atkins & Markoff represent clients who have been injured as a result of car accidents that were caused by negligent motorists. Oklahoma has been hit in recent days by a winter storm that covered the state in snow, and according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol at least 22 car accidents have occurred that have led to at least one injury because of the inclement weather.
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol released a statement that detailed the number of injury crashes that have occurred since the snow arrived over the state on Sunday night, and the OHP also stated that it would like to urge all motorists to continue to avoid travel until the road conditions are deemed to be safe. No fatalities have been reported at this time due to vehicle collisions during the winter storm.
According to the National Weather Service, this winter storm is moving out from over Oklahoma and temperatures across the state are expected to climb into the 40’s for the rest of the week. The National Weather Service also stated that as much as 15 inches of snow have accumulated in some parts of Oklahoma, and visibility was at or near zero on many of the state’s highways and city streets.
The Oklahoma car accident lawyers at Atkins & Markoff would like to urge all of the motorists in the state to continue to exercise extreme caution if they need to travel for any reason, and the firm would also like to remind anyone who is injured in a crash during winter weather that they may still have legal rights that need to be explored if a motorist who caused an accident was negligent at the time the crash occurred.
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.