Even the smallest mistake on a slippery roadway could result in a serious car wreck. That’s why we encourage drivers to avoid all distractions. Stay sober and alert behind the wheel. If possible, avoid using the roads during severe weather.
Oklahoma City, OK (PRWEB) January 02, 2014
Commenting on a report about the effects of winter storms on Oklahoma roads and highways, Dan Davis, an attorney in Oklahoma City at the Dan Davis Law Firm, said today that drivers need to exercise extreme caution while navigating snow and ice-covered roads this winter.
Davis commented on a report in Fox 23 (“State of emergency remains in effect after winter storm,” December 13). The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported numerous fatalities and over 400 weather-related motor vehicle collisions after an early winter storm left roadways across the state covered in snow and ice.
“Thousands of weather-related crashes are reported on Oklahoma roads and highways each winter,” Davis said. “While drivers in our state may be well-aware of the dangers that snow and ice-covered roads present, these accidents serve as a stark reminder that winter driving can lead to serious injuries and fatalities. Even the smallest mistake on a slippery roadway could result in a serious car wreck,” said Davis. “That’s why we encourage drivers to avoid all distractions. Stay sober and alert behind the wheel. If possible, avoid using the roads during severe weather.”
Fox 23 said that an early December snow storm left all of Oklahoma’s 77 counties in a state of emergency and resulted in eleven deaths across the state, including at least four car accident-related fatalities.
In addition, Fox 23 reported that the storm resulted in 434 weather-related motor vehicle accidents across the state, according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, and 107 accidents resulted in injuries to drivers or passengers.
“During a winter storm, roads may become slippery or impassable. Visibility can be reduced. Drivers who must venture out in these conditions are urged to slow down to a speed necessary to retain control of their vehicle, keep their distance from other vehicles, and allow extra time to stop their own vehicle,” said Davis, a car accident lawyer in Oklahoma City.
Davis said even the most cautious drivers can be injured in an accident because someone else chose to drive irresponsibly. In such cases, Davis urges victims and families to consult with an attorney. A lawyer can help pursue compensation and closure and hold the negligent individual accountable, he said.
About The Dan Davis Law Firm
Located in Oklahoma City and serving injury victims throughout the state for over a decade, the Law Office of Daniel M. Davis has a well-earned reputation as a personal injury and accident law firm that works diligently to protect the rights of clients. In addition to representing car accident victims, attorney Dan Davis and his experienced team of legal professionals handle a wide variety of cases ranging from truck accidents, to workers compensation, to Social Security Disability. Dan Davis works with each client on a case-by-case basis to develop a successful legal strategy designed to obtain maximum compensation.
For more information about what to do after being injured in an auto accident, call (405) 235-4000 or visit online at http://www.dandavislaw.com/contact
Daniel M. Davis Law
300 N. Walnut Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73104