Drunk Driving Accidents
Oklahoma Had 12,741 Drunk Driver Arrests in 2014 Alone.
That’s 245 drunk driving arrests a week and 35 drunk driving arrests every day. Even though the dangers of drunk driving have been taught for years now, there are those who ignore the warnings. They put lives at risk. This careless behavior should not go unpunished. The victims of drivers under the influence of drugs and alcohol deserve the right to seek justice from their assailants and receive compensation for the losses and damages. At Graves McLain we are passionate about educating the public on driving responsibly. Our law firm has represented too many seriously injured children and adults who are the victims of this preventable act. We often represent the families of those persons killed by drunk drivers. Driving while under the influence is a senseless crime that needs to stop. As responsible parents and friends, can we help spread the word of responsible driving.
According to Responsibility.org, in Oklahoma there were 154 drunk driving fatalities in 2014, representing 23% of all total traffic deaths. This cost the State of Oklahoma $963,000,000 in taxpayer subsidies for drunk driver fatalities. These disheartening statistics represent the unfulfilled mission of drunk driving and road safety education, as 20 of those deaths involved young adults and teens under the age of 21. Disconcerting facts from the Responsibility.org website show that Oklahoma had 12,741 drunk driver arrests and 16,073 total drunkenness arrests in 2014.
At Graves McLain we have heard it all from drunk drivers during depositions or testimony. They say “I didn’t feel drunk”, “I thought I could handle my vehicle”, or “I was only 5 minutes from my home, so I thought I could handle it”. Every excuse in the book is used by drunk drivers. Once a serious car accident occurs due to drinking and driving, the damage is done. It’s our job at Graves McLain to help pick up the pieces, handle the legal aspects of the case and work hard to seek justice for our clients.
Common signs of drunk driving include any of the following:
- Turning with a wide radius
- Straddling the center of the road or lane marker
- Appearing to be drunk (i.e., eye fixation, face close to windshield, drinking in the vehicle)
- Almost striking an object or other vehicle
- Weaving or zigzagging across the road
- Driving on other than a designated roadway
- Swerving or abruptly turning away from a generally straight course
- Turning abruptly or illegally
- Driving slower than 10 mph below speed limit
- Stopping without cause in a traffic lane
- Stopping inappropriately (other than in lane)
- Drifting or moving in a straight-line at a slight angle to the roadway
- Erratic braking
- Driving into opposing or crossing traffic
- Signaling that is inconsistent with driving actions
- Slow response to traffic signals (sudden stop, delayed start)
Of course, no monetary compensation can ever take away the scars and loss of an alcohol related crash, but what we can do is seek the maximum compensation for our clients, so that they have the best medical care, the best recovery treatment, full compensation for any lost wages, or property damage and of course, pain and suffering. In the event of a fatality we can seek justice for the surviving family members for their grief, loss and loss of financial support from the deceased.
If you or a loved one has been injured or died because of the reckless actions of an inebriated driver, contact Graves McLain Drunk Driving Accident lawyers so that we can represent you in your time of need, and help you recover the maximum compensation. We’ll speak with you for free and fight to get you the compensation that you deserve. Graves McLain are experienced in handling claims involving Drunk Drivers. We have helped many Oklahomans and we may be able to help you too.
All cases are handled on a no win, no fee basis. We only get paid after you get paid. If there is no recovery, then there is no legal fee. Contact us today for a Free Case Evaluation at 918-359-6600, or email us directly or request a Free Consultation online by filling out the form on this website.
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