Motorcycles are very popular in Oklahoma and for good reason; however, when a motorcycle is involved in an accident the injuries are typically severe.
Personal Injury Lawsuits in Oklahoma
In Oklahoma everyone is held to a reasonable person standard of care. You can be held liable for your actions if a reasonable person in similar circumstances would not have acted as you did. A personal injury victim in Oklahoma may seek medical expenses and other damages, compensation, when someone departs from this standard of care and a person is injured.
The Oklahoma personal injury lawyers at OKC Injury Lawyer have the experience and FIERCE ADVOCACY you need to receive compensation for your injuries. Complete the CONTACT FORM ON THIS PAGE NOW or CALL at (405) 906-4051 for a free confidential case evaluation. Founder John P. Cannon has been recognized as a Super Lawyer and Top 40 under 40 and we will use our experience to fight for you.
What other drivers should know about Motorcycles
Motorcycles are greatly outnumbered by cars and trucks on our roads and highways, which is part of the reason drivers are not able to quickly and correctly respond to motorcycles on the road. The following are the most common causes of accidents involving motorcycles in Oklahoma:
- Size matters: Motorcycles are small and may look further away than it is in reality.
- Determining Speed: the size and maneuverability of a motorcycle makes it difficult for many drivers to determine the speed a motorcycle is moving.
- Hard to see: motorcycles can easily move into the blind spot of a vehicle or be completely hidden by other vehicles
- Motorcycle mechanics: motorcycles can downshift or reduce throttle and slow down rapidly, without their brake lights illuminating.
What if a negligent driver does not have insurance?
Unfortunately, one in three drivers in Oklahoma do not have vehicle insurance, which is why it is crucial to obtain uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage in your policy. Adding this coverage to your policy will protect you from underinsured and uninsured motorists.
Although obtaining uninsured motorist insurance is a good first step; the laws related to uninsured and underinsured motorists are complex
What are the common types of Motorcycle Injury?
Many types of injuries are common in motorcycle accidents and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (“NHTSA”) data shows motorcycle accidents are far deadlier than car accidents, especially, if the motorcyclist is not wearing a helmet.
Most Common Motorcycle Injuries
The Fierce Advocates at OKC Injury Lawyer have the experience you need to seek the long-term care and compensation necessary for your injuries from a motorcycle accident. The following are the most common motorcycle accident injuries:
- Back and Neck Pain
- Head Trauma, including traumatic brain injury
- Lacerations and Scars
- Permanent Disfigurement
- Spinal Injury
Common Motorcycle injuries include:
- Broken bones: when a motorcyclist collides with a hard object, such as a vehicle, traffic post, protective barrier, or concrete, the result is often a number of broken bones.
- Road rash: when a motorcyclist slides across concrete or another hard surface, soft tissue, muscle damage, and other tissue injuries often occur.
- Biker’s arm: when the nerves of the upper arm are severely damages, motorcyclists sometimes lose permanent control of their arm or paralysis.
What compensation does Oklahoma law provide for in Motorcycle Accidents?
Do not wait, if you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident. Immediately seek medical treatment and speak with a motorcycle injury lawyer. The experienced motorcycle accident lawyers at OKC Injury Lawyer can protect your rights and will assist you in obtaining compensation for your injuries:
- Medical Bills
- Future Medical Expenses
- Mental Pain and Suffering
- Physical Pain and Suffering
- Lost Wages
Specific considerations for motorcycle injury victims under Oklahoma law:
- Physical Pain and Suffering – past, present, and future
- Mental Pain and Suffering – past, present, and future
- Expenses of necessary medical care, treatment – past, present, and future
- Are the injuries permanent?
- Are you physically impaired after the motorcycle accident?
- Disfigurement after motorcycle accident
- Impaired Earning Capacity
- Loss of Wages
- Your age
- Physical condition before and after the motorcycle accident
- Extent of Motorcycle crash injuries
What should I do if a family member or loved one dies in a Motorcycle Crash?
You should contact the motorcycle accident attorneys at OKC Injury Lawyer. Unfortunately, there are more than 80 motorcycle accident fatalities per year in Oklahoma, most of which are preventable. The Fierce Advocates at OKC Injury Lawyer take your wrongful death action and your loss very seriously.
Whether as the result of negligence in a motorcycle accident or medical malpractice, wrongful death is defined in Oklahoma as the death of a human being caused by the negligence or misconduct of another person. Oklahoma allows all immediate family members to seek compensation for the loss of a family member in a wrongful death action for pain and suffering, lost wages, future income, mental anguish, medical costs, and other compensation.
Do I need a lawyer for my motorcycle accident case?
When facing the legal department of major insurance companies, including the potential for multiple defendants fighting you at once, it is important you obtain a motorcycle accident attorney to fight for you. The Fierce Advocates at OKC Injury Lawyer are experienced in fighting for maximum compensation for clients fighting insurance companies attempts to unfairly settle client claims. We can assist you in avoiding the pitfalls of motorcycle accidents in Oklahoma. We will fight to expedite the process with the insurance company; whether it is compensation for your property damage or for your physical injuries.
Another benefit of retainer the motorcycle accident attorneys at OKC Injury Lawyer is the stress-free experience we seek to provide every client. We will keep you informed through the entire process, while handling all the heavy lifting or litigation on your behalf. We will be your Fierce Advocate and protect you from the pressure of insurance adjusters attempting to resolve your case as cheaply as possible.
Can I legally file a motorcycle accident lawsuit in Oklahoma without an attorney?
Yes, in fact many motorcycle accident victims avoid containing a motorcycle accident lawyer to avoid the cost of paying a lawyer. However, generally people that settle motorcycle accident claims with the assistance of experienced motorcycle accident attorneys typically receive a larger settlement, including the fees of representation being removed from your settlement. OKC Injury Lawyer handles all motorcycle accident cases on a contingency basis, which means we receive nothing unless you are compensated. You will not pay us anything until we obtain compensation for you.
Fierce Advocates for Oklahoma Injury Victims
The entire team at OKC Injury Lawyer are Fierce Advocates for victims of motorcycle injury accidents. We work on a strict contingency-fee basis, which mean you have NO ATTORNEY FEES, unless we obtain compensation in your motorcycle accident case.
Hiring an Oklahoma Motorcycle Accident Attorney
The laws that protect victim of personal injury claims in motorcycle accidents are complex and in order to protect your claim you must follow a specific list of steps. Your rights to file a personal injury motorcycle claim or motorcycle accident lawsuit should not be taken lightly. Speak to the Oklahoma motorcycle accident lawyers at OKC Injury Lawyer before forfeiting your rights.
Experience matters when you or a loved one has been injured or died as a result of the negligence of someone in a motorcycle accident in Oklahoma. It is important to know the Oklahoma personal injury lawyer you hire is dedicated to your cause and versed in all aspects of motorcycle accident law in Oklahoma. John Cannon, owner of OKC Injury Lawyer is a Fierce Advocate for motorcycle accident victims and will fight for you. He has been recognized as a Super Lawyer and Top 40 under 40. Contact OKC Injury Lawyer to protect your rights and fight your motorcycle accident case in Oklahoma. Complete the CONTACT FORM ON THIS PAGE NOW or CALL at (405) 906-4051 for a free confidential case evaluation.