Oklahoma City, OK (PRWEB) February 26, 2013
The Oklahoma car accident lawyers at Atkins & Markoff represent people who have been injured in car accidents because of the negligent and reckless driving of others. The attorneys at the firm help those who have been harmed pursue and recover compensation for losses that they have been forced to incur as a result of these collisions. The attorneys at Atkins & Markoff would like to urge the public to use extreme caution as a potentially severe winter storm approaches the state.
According to a news report filed on February 24 by NewsOK.com, which is a Web site owned and run by The Oklahoman, a major winter storm is headed towards Oklahoma, and it is expected to begin to affect the state on the evening of February 24. Western Oklahoma is currently under a blizzard warning that has been issued by the National Weather Service, and Oklahoma City is currently under a winter storm warning.
Blizzard warnings, according to the National Weather Service, are given when the conditions make it likely that large amounts of snow will accumulate in a particular area. In the service states that blizzards are likely to involve high winds and drifting snow, all of which combines to severely limit or to completely eliminate visibility.
The Oklahoma car accident lawyers at Atkins & Markoff hope that most people are simply able to avoid driving until the storm has ended and the roads are cleared. However, if that is not possible, motorists should use extreme caution that includes driving at a slower rate of speed and leaving extra following room for the car in front so that drivers will have more time to react to maneuvers and avoid crashes.
It is not known at this time how many car accidents could take place across the state as a result of this storm, but according to the state government, more than 70,000 Oklahoma car accidents occur every year, and these crashes lead to approximately 36,000 injuries and to more than 700 fatalities. Emergency responders are already on full alert so that they can deal with injuries that occur because of the storm.
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.