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Teen hits motorcyclist in Tulsa, OK

A 16-year-old boy driving a white sedan struck and badly injured a motorcyclist on 61st St near Hwy 169 Monday due to road rage.

The teen was trying to merge onto Hwy 169 from 81st St, while a woman driving north on Highway 169 tried to exit at 71st. The 16-year-old driving a white car was getting on the highway at 81st and forced her to swerve to avoid hitting him. He then threw a water bottle at her car.

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Bicyclist Hit by Car in Critical Condition

TULSA, Oklahoma
Monday, September 20, 2021

According to Lt. Farley with the Tulsa Police Department, the crash happened at 6:20 a.m. Monday morning. This is an ongoing investigation, and we will update this blog as more details arise.

The bicyclist was crossing the intersection of 45th and Yale when a SUV traveling in the north bound lanes hit the bike. This intersection is South of OU Tulsa and the Tulsa Promenade mall.

The bicyclist is in critical condition and has been taken to the hospital. The driver is cooperating with police. It is currently unclear what led to the crash.

Who Is Liable in a Truck Accident?

Trucking accidents are unfortunately common in Oklahoma. Because they involve such large and heavy vehicles, truck accidents can lead to severe injuries, extensive property damage, and even death. According to the Oklahoma Highway Safety Office (OHSO), there were 5,638 accidents in 2019 that involved large trucks, 81 of which were fatal. 

If you or a loved one is dealing with the consequences of a truck accident, it’s important to know that the liable party’s insurance company may not offer adequate compensation at first. At Carr & Carr, we have the experience to help you pursue monetary damages to cover medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering from a trucking accident. We help clients in and around Oklahoma City, Tulsa, and even northwest Arkansas.

To schedule a free consultation, fill out our online form or call (888) 823-9525.

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Be Aware of What You Post Online

At Carr and Carr Attorneys, we work hard for our clients and want to prepare you for everything that can happen during your injury claim process. During the process, your use of social media can affect the outcome of your case.

Most everyone has one or more social media accounts, and they are a great way to stay connected. If you are currently going through an injury claim process, we urge you to be cautious in the information that you post on such sites. 

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Holiday Weekend Woes: Oklahoma Highway Patrol Reports 7 Fatal Crashes

Fourth of July weekend is a popular time for car travel. This year, approximately 43.6 million Americans drove to their destinations, the highest on record for this holiday and 5 percent more than the previous record set in 2019, according to the AAA automotive group. Sadly, the National Safety Council estimated 400 to 580 deaths on U.S. roads this past holiday weekend.

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Oklahoma Wreck Takes Young Life

The driver of a box truck recently fell asleep behind the wheel causing a horrific crash. The wreck is still under investigation, however the massive collision in Oklahoma County caused major damage and resulted in one fatality.

On Monday, June 14 at 1:00 p.m. Oklahoma Highway Patrol was called to the scene on westbound I-40 at Eastern Ave. Most drivers and passengers in the six-car pileup suffered only minor injuries, however, Alecia Buffington, 26, was rushed to OU Health in serious condition with head injuries. She was quickly rushed into surgery.

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Motorcycle Collisions

As summer temperatures continue to rise, the number of motorcycle riders on the roads have increased as well.  And with the increasing number of riders on the roads, it is reasonable to expect the number of motorcycle collisions will be on the rise.

“The most common way that a motorcycle collision occurs is not because of a speeding motorcycle, it’s actually because of a car turning left out in front of a motorcycle,” explained injury lawyer Michael Carr on Know The Law on Living Oklahoma. “Often times cars turn out in front of a motorcycle drivers because they just have trouble seeing them.  In fact there’s a study done by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) which concludes the #1 cause of motorcycle collisions was cars just not being able to see the motorcycle.”

One of the best ways motorcycle riders can protect themselves against injuries if they are involved in an accident, is by simply wearing a helmet.  Wearing a helmet not only increases a rider’s chance of surviving the motorcycle accident, but it also greatly increases their chance of avoiding a significant and traumatic brain injury.

When motorcycle accidents do occur, it’s important to understand motorcycle riders have the same rights and protections as someone who is driving a car or truck.

Carr concludes that if someone is riding a motorcycle and another car does something negligent to cause a collision with them, they are entitled to benefits from the other driver’s insurance carrier.  Whether that includes hospital expenses, physical therapy expenses, missed work, lost wages, etc., those are things riders should be entitled to receive. If you’re ever involved in a motorcycle accident in Oklahoma, the personal injury lawyers at Carr & Carr can help.

How to File a Truck Accident Claim

Truck accidents can be more dangerous, destructive and fatal compared to crashes involving regular non-commercial vehicles. The impact of a truck accident can be devastating, and the costs can be much higher.

Nationwide, over 5,000 large trucks and buses were involved in fatal crashes in 2018. That’s an 8% increase from 2016 to 2018. Unfortunately, truck accidents in Oklahoma were on the rise in recent years, too. In 2017, there were 5,540 large truck accidents in Oklahoma alone. Oklahoma’s State Highway 9 is even deemed one of the most dangerous highways in the United States, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

If you were injured or a loved one died as a result of a truck accident in Oklahoma, the team of attorneys at Carr & Carr are here to help. Please call our office at 866-510-0580 or contact us online to schedule your free consultation with an experienced attorney on our team.

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The Weekly Recall

Pool and Patio Umbrellas Recalled Due to Injury Hazard – About 250 sold

Umbrosa umbrellas equipped with the Umbrosa Evolution Arm/Holder have been recalled before on October 25, 2018. May 27, 2021 recall is due to the hazard of the umbrella arm can break at the elbow while in use, posing an injury hazard.

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