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Speed limits are designed for safety…Traffic Violation LawyersSpeed limits are designed for safety…Traffic Violation Lawyers

You have GOT to be kidding! The national speed limit was set for one purpose – to save gasoline. Remember those long gas lines during the oil embargo in the late 70’s? President Carter came up with a few ideas on how to save gas… one was to set thermometers to 76 instead of 72. Another… to enforce a 55 MPH national speed limit. A 55 MPH “limit” was enacted in 1973 under the Nixon administration…To backup the 55MPH speed limit, “data” was used, to show that reduced speeds showed a trend toward reduced fatalities. DUH! A slower moving vehicle is less likely to suffer damage… But, no direct correlation has been linked between collision FREQUENCY and higher speed. Only that going faster means higher chance of death IF a collision occurs. And more so, even the Federal government admits that most “speed related” fatal accidents also involve… DRUNK DRIVING. Here’s what the government says… “In 2001, 43 percent of the intoxicated drivers (BAC = 0.10 or
higher) involved in fatal crashes were speeding, compared with only 14 percent of the sober drivers (BAC = 0.00) involved in fatal rashes.” Well, There’s a no-brainer for you! 86% were DRUNK! They didn’t die because they were speeding… They were drunk!traffic violation lawyers

DRUNK DRIVING killed them… not speed. Collisions involving speeding drunk drivers are classified as being caused by… speeding. But, guess who helps to gather “reliable” traffic data…. aside from police that is… INSURANCE COMPANIES… and what do they make by having lower speed limits … MONEY.

Speed limits are set based on “the average” driver’s speed

Nope. There is a nice little requirement created by the United States Department of Transportation called … The 85th Percentile. A word about 85th percentile speed is in order. Traffic studies have shown that speed on a roadway resembles a bell-shaped curve. The standard deviation can be determined by the difference between the average speed and the 85th percentile speed. The difference contains 35 percent of the distribution.”

Put simply, the 85th percentile speed is the speed at which most people drive. BUT… most limits are lower than this number by about 10 MPH. Further, conclusive studies by the NHTSA shows that most people “drive at a speed at which they feel most comfortable.” And, it also shows “Fines do not deter drivers from their ‘driving comfort zone.'”

And even the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration admits… “Various studies seeking to prove that the 55 mph limit has had a long-term positive effect on highway safety have come up with mixed results. Given the present federal law, however, more than local considerations are at stake whenever a police administrator considers a speed enforcement program, because a state has much to lose by not complying with the federal law and regulations.”speeding ticket attorneys

Money, not safety, is the primary reason for speed compliance programs… Speeding tickets = MONEY And, there is more…. Manual On Uniform Traffic Control Devices – Section 2B-10 (1988) When a speed limit is to be posted, it should be the 85th-percentile speed of free-flowing traffic, rounded up to the nearest 10 km/h (5 mph) increment.

Gee… The States and local governments break the law in posting invalid limits and then want US to comply with the invalid limits. Nice, huh?

This myth makes me the most angry. Why aren’t the speed limits set at average? It’s all about money. I won’t stand for it, and you shouldn’t either. Fight the good fight, and show the government you won’t lay down like a dog. You will fight against this unfair ruling. More information on this website

Consumer BankruptcyConsumer Bankruptcy

Consumer Bankruptcy

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We help people eliminate debts through Chapter 7 bankruptcy, often without losing cherished assets to liquidation. While this type of bankruptcy is a good choice for many indebted clients, not everyone qualifies, and other bankruptcy solutions may be a better fit.

We help people file for Chapter 13 bankruptcy, so they can restructure their debts and eliminate them under a supervised three- to five-year debt repayment plan. If you have assets you wish to keep or have enough income that you can eventually pay off your debts if given enough time, this option is worth considering.

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Consumer Bankruptcy

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The solution that we recommend will be the one that best solves your problem, whether it involves a loan modification, a bankruptcy, or another different option. In certain situations, a negotiation and settlement with a creditor may be appropriate as an alternative to bankruptcy.

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Personal InjuryPersonal Injury

Personal Injury

In an instant, a truck or car accident can change the course of a person’s life. The aftermath of an accident can be overwhelming.

A knowledgeable and experienced personal injury attorney can help you understand your rights and options, and how to rebuild your life. If you or a loved one has been involved in a car or truck accident in Oklahoma, we can help you get the compensation you need for medical bills, lost wages and other expenses related to the accident.

Our attorneys handle personal injury car accident cases. We take the time to get to know our clients, allowing us to ensure that we are representing their best interests throughout their legal journeys.

Accident Claims Attorneys

Many injured people fail to seek proper medical care and full compensation because they underestimate the extent of their injuries. Many would also prefer to avoid confrontation with insurance companies. Often, people who initially believe their injuries are insignificant learn that their injuries are chronic and require extensive therapies and other medical care. At that point, getting appropriate compensation is no longer a desire, it is a necessity.

Our law firm helps injured people throughout the Tulsa metro to recover the compensation they need for expenses, including medical bills, rehabilitation, therapies, medications and medical supplies. We also help injured parties recover lost income for temporary disability and potential income lost due to a permanent injury.

Retain our services and we will listen to your concerns, discuss your goals and work to reach the best possible resolution, whether in court or at the negotiating table. We can deliver results for you in the courtroom or at the negotiating table in situations involving:

Personal Injury

  • Motor vehicle accidents involving cars, commercial trucks, motorcycles, drunk drivers and distracted drivers
  • Catastrophic injuries and wrongful death
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When building our clients’ cases, we review police reports and examine all available evidence. We also enlist auto accident reconstructionists, medical doctors, vocational rehabilitation specialists and other experts who can help us demonstrate the nature and extent of our clients’ injuries and how those injuries have affected their lives and those of their family members. Ultimately, we seek to prove the fault of the negligent party (or parties), so that our clients can receive the compensation due to them. More on this website