Month: May 2020

Month: May 2020

WHAT IS A JACKKNIFE ACCIDENT?

By: Chuck Richardson | May 28, 2020 | Personal Injury

Jackknifing occurs when the trailer part of a tractor-trailer “folds” into the cab (or tractor) like a pocketknife or jackknife. Any time a semi-truck trailer swings or “slews,” it can present danger to other drivers on the road. Jackknifes are especially dangerous because the truck driver loses control of their vehicle. HOW DO JACKKNIFES OCCUR? Trucks […]

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CAR ACCIDENTS: HOW OKLAHOMA STACKS UP

By: Chuck Richardson | May 21, 2020 | Car Accidents

NATIONAL VS. STATE STATISTICS Every year, organizations like the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), and the Insurance Information Institute release car accident statistics to help the nation improve safety and decrease fatalities. In 2018, there were a total of 33,654 fatal motor vehicle crashes and 36,560 people lost their lives. The year before (2017), 37,473 people died. […]

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WHAT IS THE MOST COMMON TYPE OF CAR ACCIDENT?

By: Chuck Richardson | May 14, 2020 | Car Accidents

ALL ABOUT REAR-END ACCIDENTS According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), “rear-end crashes are the most frequently occurring type of collision, accounting for approximately 29% of all crashes and resulting in a substantial number of injuries and fatalities each year.” Data from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) confirms – rear-end collisions were responsible for 1,310 […]

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WHAT ARE THE MOST DANGEROUS CAR ACCIDENTS?

By: Chuck Richardson | May 7, 2020 | Car Accidents

HEAD-ON COLLISIONS AND ROLLOVER ACCIDENTS Statistics from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) don’t lie. In 2018, frontal impacts, or head-on collisions, accounted for 56% of deaths among passenger vehicle occupants. Although they are less common, rollover accidents can be just as dangerous. Only about 2% of crashes involve a vehicle rollover, but rollovers account for 35% […]

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