A recent hit-and-run car accident resulted in the death of an Oklahoma teenager, who was riding his bicycle home from work on May 11, when the car struck him. The fatal accident took place at about 11 p.m. in southwest Oklahoma City, in an area homeowners say is notorious for speeding cars because there are no stop signs or stop lights. If you have suffered injuries in a hit-and-run accident in Oklahoma allegedly caused by a negligent driver, contact our qualified personal injury attorneys at Atkins & Markoff today. You may be entitled to financial compensation for your injuries and medical bills, which you can pursue by filing a lawsuit against the person found at-fault in the accident.
DRIVER FLED SCENE OF FATAL COLLISION
Neighbors of the affected Oklahoma City family were shocked and saddened by the death of the young man, whose identity has not been released, particularly because the fatal accident took place just before Mother’s Day. “A young man between the age of 16 and 18 was hit,” said neighbor Dilbert Rogalsky, who was home when the accident occurred and heard the impact from inside his house. “He was on a bicycle riding home from Burger King after work.” When Rogalsky and his wife went outside to see what happened, police were already responding to the scene of the deadly bicycle accident. Unfortunately, the driver involved in the collision left the scene after striking the teenager on his bicycle.
PURSUING COMPENSATION FOR CAR ACCIDENT INJURIES
Hit-and-run accidents are a growing problem in Oklahoma and throughout the U.S., and this type of accident is particularly difficult because it makes it much more complicated for the victim seeking compensation. In many cases, victims of Oklahoma car accidents where the driver flees the scene are left to cover the costs associated with their injuries on their own. However, with the help of a qualified personal injury lawyer on your side, you can significantly improve your chances of recovering damages for your hit-and-run accident injuries in Oklahoma.
CONSULT OUR EXPERIENCED ATTORNEYS TO FILE A CLAIM
According to homeowners residing in the area where the fatal crash took place, the stretch of May Avenue between SW 44th Street and SW 59th Street is notorious for speeding cars, since there aren’t any stop lights or stop signs. Oklahoma City police report that they are still searching for the driver that hit the teenager. They think they located the car involved in the accident, but the driver was already gone. If you have been injured in a hit-and-run accident in Oklahoma, or if you lost a loved one in such an accident, consult our knowledgeable lawyers at Atkins & Markoff for legal help. You may have grounds to file a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit against the allegedly negligent driver, in order to seek fair and timely reimbursement for your losses.