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Oklahoma residents may be interested to know that the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention provides information related to motor vehicle crashes. For example, one study publicly available analyzed the costs associated with deaths caused by motor vehicle accidents in 2005. According to that study, a staggering 30,000 people are killed in the United States every year due to motor vehicle accidents.

Those fatal accidents not only lead to the loss of life but also result in losses amounting to billions of dollars due to work-loss costs and medical expenses. According to CDC estimates, the monetary losses incurred due to fatal car crashes were a staggering $41 billion. Interestingly, the data showed that only 10 states contributed to more than half of that loss.

Oklahoma, fortunately, was not among the top 10 states on that list; however, despite that, the total estimated monetary loss from crash-related deaths during that year was $700 million. Interestingly, only $7 million, or just 10 percent, was for medical treatment. The remaining costs, amounting to $693 million, were due to loss of work.

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The untimely or accidental death of a loved one is always a challenging time. Besides the emotional pain brought by a sudden death, surviving families can suffer financial problems as well. When the death is caused by the wrongful or negligent conduct of another party, Oklahoma families have the right to seek justice and minimize financial repercussions by filing a wrongful death lawsuit.

What is a wrongful death lawsuit? A wrongful death lawsuit is a legal action that holds a person or entity responsible for the untimely death of a person due to medical malpractice, unsafe premises, a motor vehicle accident, a defective product or other negligence or wrongdoing. The lawsuit asserts that if not for the conduct of the entity or person, the fatal accident would not have happened. The plaintiffs can seek monetary damages including reimbursement for medical and funeral expenses, loss of financial support, loss of companionship, the grief of surviving children, parents and spouse, and the mental pain and suffering of the decedent.

Who can file the lawsuit? The personal representative of the decedent can file the lawsuit on behalf of surviving family members. It is generally recommended that the personal representative hire an attorney to prepare the lawsuit and represent the family’s interests in court.

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Oklahoma residents would probably agree that the loss of a loved one is never easy to accept. However, the reality is even more difficult to accept when the survivors see that another person’s negligence is the reason for their loved one’s death. Incidents such as this are fairly common when it comes to auto accidents. Distracted driving and drunk driving are two of the leading causes of fatal accidents. One such incident recently occurred in Tulsa.

According to reports, an accident on Peoria Avenue and First Avenue involving two cars claimed the life of one person. Police reports state that a man, who was driving under the influence of alcohol, failed to bring his car to a stop at an intersection and crashed into another vehicle. The driver in the other vehicle was killed in the crash while the passenger suffered injuries. The drunk driver and a male passenger in his car suffered minor injuries as well.

Reports clearly state that the man smelled of alcohol and, apparently, he admitted to driving under the influence. It was, however, not confirmed if his passenger was drunk as well. This gross negligence led to the arrest of the drunk driver. He was taken to Tulsa County jail, where he is facing charges, including first-degree manslaughter and DUI.

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