Want to speak to an Oklahoma City car accident lawyer that knows the area? We’ve been in the community for over 25 years. In addition to providing a high level of service and attention to our clients, we’re dedicated to serving the Oklahoma City community. The staff of Burch, George & Germany advocate for many local organizations including:
- Oklahoma Lawyers for Children
- Downed Bikers Association
- Limbs for Life
- Boys and Girls Clubs of Oklahoma County
- Lawyers Fighting Hunger
Oklahoma City is the capital and largest city in Oklahoma, with a population of approximately 600,000. Prior to World War II, the city began developing stockyards, which attracted labor from across the nation. However, in 1928, oil was discovered in the area, and the city is now a major center of oil production in the United States. Today, Oklahoma City continues to have one of the largest livestock markets in the world, numerous active oil fields and also an abundance of natural gas.
Oklahoma City Commuters Face Risk for Car Wrecks
Oklahoma City is home to many federal government facilities, including Tinker Air Force Base, the United States Department of Transportation’s Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center and offices of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). It is also home to hundreds of private sector corporations, hospitals and medical centers, such as AAA, AT&T, BancFirst, Bank of America, The Boeing Company, Braum’s, Dell, Farmers Insurance Group, The Hartford, The Hertz Corporation, Integris Health, Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores, McKesson Corporation, Deaconess Hospital, Oklahoma Heart Hospital, Mercy Health Center and Community Hospital, OU Medicine (Oklahoma State University Medical Center), SandRidge Energy, Sonic, Inc, Southwest Airlines, Sprint Nextel, St. Anthony Health System, the University of Central Oklahoma, the University of Oklahoma and Williams-Sonoma. With so many thriving businesses all over the city, traffic congestion can be an issue for many commuters. It’s important for Oklahoma City drivers to remember to stay focused while traveling to and from work.
Why Car Accidents are Common in Oklahoma City
The city’s location is an integral part of the US Interstate Network due to its four major interstates. Three of these OK highways are among the most dangerous in the country – I-40, I-44, and I-35, making Oklahoma City the site of many major auto accidents and truck accidents. However, its proximity to the ecological region (ecoregion) known as Cross Timbers has made it a target for tornadoes – dozens of which have ravished the area in the past two decades.
Let’s Keep Oklahoma City Safe on the Roads
Burch, George & Germany is proud to call Oklahoma City home. Notwithstanding the city’s meteorological challenges, Oklahoma City has a wealth of culture. The Oklahoma City Museum of Art (OKCMOA) has an impressive collection of art and a world-class cinema and is home to the most comprehensive collection of Chihuly glass in the world, including the 55 foot Eleanor Blake Kirkpatrick Memorial Tower in the Museum’s atrium.
The city also boasts an art deco Civic Center Music Hall that showcases ballet, opera, concerts and Broadway shows as well as other theaters, such as the Lyric Theatre, Jewel Box Theatre, the Kirkpatrick Auditorium, the Poteet Theatre, the Oklahoma City Community College Bruce Owen Theater and Oklahoma City University’s Petree Recital Hall.
Oklahoma City abounds with parks, gardens and outdoor attractions– one of the most famous is the Crystal Bridge at the Myriad Botanical Gardens urban park designed by renowned architect I.M. Pei. The Gardens, as well as the Oklahoma City Zoo, are home to numerous natural habitats, WPA era (Work Projects Administration – a 1930’s New Deal plan that employed millions of workers to carry out public works projects) architecture and intriguing landscaping. Lake Hefner, Lake Overholser and the downtown canal area on the Oklahoma River provide residents with walking trails, and Will Rogers Park is home to the Lycan Conservatory, the Rose Garden, and Butterfly Garden – all built in the WPA era.
If you’ve been in a motor vehicle crash in Oklahoma City, it’s vital that you follow our guide of steps to take after an accident. Be sure to keep records of what happened during the wreck such as photos, the police report, and insurance documents. Seek medical attention and call your insurance company but do not settle. Call our experienced Oklahoma car accident attorneys to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve.