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August 2015 Archives

Drinking and driving as a teen can cause accidents

Teens and driving does not always make the best combination. Teens and drinking and driving definitely don't make for success. Believe it or not, teenage drinking and driving has decreased by 54 percent since 1991. That is an incredible feat! Another number that puts the problem in perspective is that one in 10 teenagers admit to drinking and driving. Younger drivers are 17 percent more likely to die if they are involved in an accident that had someone driving after drinking.

Compensation can be had for car accident in Oklahoma

Many times, after you have been in a car accident that was no fault of your own, you have emotions roiling up that are unpleasant: There is fear; fear that you won't be compensated by the other driver's insurance company enough to pay the medical bills and the repair work to your car. There is anger: Anger because you didn't do anything wrong, yet it seems you are being penalized for simply following the rules of the road.

What is brain injury?

When a loved one has suffered a brain injury, it is always traumatic. One day everything is normal and the next, after an accident or a slip-and-fall, your loved one can't function as he or she used to. Being aware of the warning signs are and when you need to get a medical team involved.

Wrongful death can be compensated and justice served

When you lose someone you love to a fatal accident or mishap, you are left with grief and anger. Grief because your loved one is gone forever and anger because this accident could have been avoided if the party or parties who caused it had been more attentive and careful in their actions. You may not want to think about contacting a legal representative at this time, but at some point you may want to. That is why Boettcher, Devinney, Ingle & Wicker is here -- to help you make a decision and to guide you once that decision has been made.

Car crashes and seat belt usage

Did you know that car and other vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death among those people aged one to 54? Greater than 2.2 million drivers and adult passengers were treated in emergency rooms because of injury due to an accident in 2012. Wearing your safety belt is an excellent and effective way of avoiding injury if you are involved in a car crash; however many adults refuse to wear them.