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Oklahoma Drunk Driving Accident Injury Lawyer

Privett Law is an Oklahoma accident representation law firm with years of experience representing victims of drunk driver accidents. Although generally charged as a misdemeanor on a first offense, drunk driving cases are prosecuted with the same aggressive zeal as serious felonies in Oklahoma. Privett Law has extensive experience representing victims of drunk driver accidents and will fight for a victim’s legal rights while providing support and guidance of the highest order.

The death or physical impairment caused by a drunk driver accident is a traumatic and emotionally wrenching event. It can also result in severe financial hardship from extreme medical bills, loss of income and/or an inability to work. Drunk driving accidents add insult to injury simply because the deciding factor in the accident was preventable and something that could have been avoided. And as Oklahoma roadways are becoming more and more crowded, drunk driver accidents are occurring more frequently and involving a multitude of drivers.

·   Drunk Driver Accident Statistics in Oklahoma

In 2005, there were 42,672 traffic fatalities on our nation’s roads and highways and of that number, 16,694 were alcohol related. In the state of Oklahoma, 816 fatalities occurred on the roadways, and 283 were alcohol related. Unfortunately, these high accident statistics are usually the result of impaired drivers misjudging the amount of alcohol that it takes to become intoxicated, thereby compromising their ability to operate a motor vehicle.

·   Types of Oklahoma Drunk Driving Related Accidents

Drunk driver accidents can occur due to an intoxicated driver driving at excessive speeds, driving in bad weather, aggressive driving behavior reckless driving, failing to stop at a red light, failing to stop at a stop sign, and driving while trying to operate cell phones and GPS navigation systems—all of which can result in rear-end collisions, head-on collisions, rollovers, side impact collisions, and truck under-ride accidents.

·   Injuries Suffered by from Drinking and Driving Accidents

Injuries suffered as the result of a drunk driver accident can include neck injuries, loss of limbs, traumatic brain injury, whiplash, cuts, scrapes and bruises, broken bones, concussions, head injuries, back injuries, spinal cord injury, paralysis, quadriplegia, paraplegia, and even wrongful death.

·   Oklahoma Accident Lawyers and Compensation for DUI Victims

Compensation available for injuries sustained as the result of a drunk driver accident include current and future medical expenses for treating injuries caused by the accident, lost wages, future wages if the victim is no longer able to work, punitive damages, compensation for pain and suffering, and compensation for the family of a drunk driver wrongful death victim, relating to the above areas.

·    Oklahoma DUI Accident Victims Rights

While drunk driving is illegal in all 50 states, the lack of standard sentencing guidelines often means that offenders can get off without severe penalties. However, the consequences resulting from a drunk driver accident can be a long-term process of medical treatment that is incredibly expensive—ranging from emergency surgery to a lifetime of care, assistance and physical therapy.

After a drunk driver accident, it is imperative to call the police to the scene and seek immediate medical treatment. It is then essential to contact me, an experienced attorney. I am dedicated to you to provide the highest quality representation for those injured in drunk driver accidents, and I’m ready to fight for your right to be justifiably compensated for your pain and suffering, any lost wages and medical bills. Please contact the firm today.

·   Statute of Limitations on Drunk Driving Accidents in Oklahoma

Under Oklahoma statute of limitations, drunk driver accident claims must be filed within two years. If the statute of limitations expires before a drunk driver accident lawsuit is brought, a claimant faces the possibility of having his or her case dismissed. For more information about drunk driver accident claims, contact Privett Law today to discuss your case and your litigation options.

Why Victims Should Hire an Oklahoma City DUI Accident Lawyer

Injuries resulting from a drunk driver accident can cause devastating and permanent damage that is often combined with emotional and financial suffering for an individual and their family. Victims of serious drunk driver accidents are faced with making life-changing decisions about their future—including financial and social decisions—while having to deal with all the legal loopholes that accompany such a traumatic event. The legal system can be complicated and confusing, making it all the more critical to have a trusted and knowledgeable counselor to provide experienced and dedicated representation.

If you have been severely injured by a drunk driver, or have lost a loved one due to a drunk driving-related accident, it is imperative that you retain attorneys who are committed to you and your case. Privett Law has successfully represented drunk driver accident victims and the family members of drunk driver wrongful death victims. I am experienced and eager to fight for your rights. Please call Privett Law today to arrange for your full consultation.