Distraction is a major threat to the safety of all drivers on Oklahoma roads and highways. Beginning with the increase in the number of drivers who use their phones while driving, many vehicles now come with built-in technology that also distracts and endangers drivers. Distraction of all types is dangerous, inexcusable and completely preventable.

If you are a victim of a car accident, it is possible that distraction played a role. You should not have to carry the burden of someone else’s negligence, but may take the appropriate steps required to secure the financial recovery you need for your medical bills and other accident-related losses. An experienced attorney can determine if you are a victim of distracted driving and help you understand the legal options available to you.

Visual, cognitive and physical distraction

Distracted driving is more than just texting and driving. There are three main types of distraction, all of which are a threat to the health and safety of other drivers. These include:

  • Cognitive distraction: This involves mental distraction and can include anything that steals a driver’s attention or focus. Cognitive distraction can cause an accident without a driver ever taking a hand off the steering wheel.
  • Manual distraction: This occurs when a driver removes his or her hand from the steering wheel for any reason, whether it is texting or adjusting the radio.
  • Visual distraction: When something causes a driver to remove his or her eyes from the road for any reason, whether it is a distracting billboard or looking at a passenger, this is a visual distraction.

Texting and driving or the use of a smartphone app while driving are some of the most common and most dangerous types of behaviors that lead to car accidents. This is because they involve all three types of distraction simultaneously.

Your rights as a victim

Insurance companies do not have your best interests in mind, and it may seem difficult to navigate the claims process to a successful outcome. You have rights, and you may fight for the best possible outcome to your case with the help of an experienced attorney.

Your legal ally should have the acumen to effectively navigate the claims process while still advocating for your rights and interests. Distracted driving is a serious problem and public safety concern, but victims may fight for justice and recovery.



Protect Yourself And Family Members Injured In An Accident


If you have been injured in an auto wreck, including a work vehicle wreck, or injured in any other way that was caused by someone else’s negligence or wrongful act, you may be entitled to compensation that fully covers medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, long-term needs and other costs. The insurance company is not on your side. With representation from Terrel B. DoRemus & Associates, your best interests are our best interests. We will help you get the fair compensation you deserve and advocate aggressively on your behalf in the case of insurance disputes.

Challenging The Criminal Charges You Face — Defending Your Future

We defend clients throughout the state who have been charged with criminal and juvenile offenses, including misdemeanors and felonies of all types. It pays to have an aggressive and talented trial lawyer on your side to ensure the consequences of charges are reduced to the greatest possible extent.

Guard Your Driving Privileges And Minimize Costly Penalties

Traffic fines and serious violations can wreak devastating havoc on your life. We can advise and represent you in all traffic offense matters, protecting your license and freedoms and aiming to minimize fines and insurance implications.

Proper Estate Planning Saves Everyone Time, Money And Stress

If you are 18 years old or older, it is critical to have your affairs in order legally. Our estate planning services cover wills, trusts, powers of attorney, health care directives, end of life medical care, guardianships, conservatorships, estate administration and probate.

Contact DoRemus & Associates Now For Prompt Assistance

We are committed advocates for our clients. Our staff will provide you with individual attention, and we will handle each of your legal needs. Give us a call or use our contact form to schedule a free consultation in English or Spanish.

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DoRemus & Associates is Conveniently Located With Ample Free Parking At The Crossroads Of Highway 169 And The Broken Arrow Expressway

Terrell B. DoRemus & Associates

10202 East 41st Street, Tulsa OK 74146

Fax: 918-477-7712

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