Types of distracted driving accidents in Oklahoma City
Oklahoma lawmakers have passed laws to attempt to reduce distracted driving accidents. State law requires drivers to pay attention to the road, street, or highway. Since 2015, it has been illegal to text while driving or dial a cell phone. Commercial and public transit drivers are prohibited from making hand-held cellphone calls while operating a vehicle.
After a distracted driving accident with injuries, little thought may be given to the legal issues regarding compensation. The first and most important concern is the health and life of the injured individual. However, the legal issues surrounding such an accident should be addressed as early as possible after the accident.
The losses associated with a serious injury can be extensive, including medical bills, rehabilitation, loss of income from work, inability to earn a living, pain and suffering, and reduced quality of life. A claim or lawsuit can be filed to seek justice and full compensation, and this is when the legal team at the Law Offices of Stipe & Belote gets involved.