Oklahoma Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

In Oklahoma, the laws and regulations surrounding the ownership and operation of a motorcycle are rather stricter than in other states. The state rewards successful completion of accident prevention courses with lower insurance rates, strictly enforces helmet laws, and requires riders to pass a series of special tests to qualify for a Oklahoma motorcycle license. Nevertheless, hundreds of Oklahoma motorcyclists are injured in accidents each year, and some are even killed.

Thousands of motorcyclists die each year in fatal collisions around the country, and tens of thousands suffer injuries from motorcycle accidents. Due to the very nature of motorcycles the fact that they are less stable than an automobile, and provide less protection for their riders accidents are an unpleasant fact of life.

Motorcycle accidents can be caused by any number of things. Driver error or recklessness, poor weather conditions, poor visibility, debris on the road, improperly placed construction equipment or road signage, and of course the inattentiveness or recklessness of other drivers can all cause the unfortunate circumstances which may lead to a motorcycle-related crash, collision or other accident.

Riders on motorcycles may sustain a number of different injuries, ranging in severity from mild to severe and disfiguring, or even life-threatening. Fractures, compound fractures, spinal fractures, concussions, traumatic brain injury, contusions and bruises, crushed limbs, or accidental amputations can all occur as a result of a motorcycle accident. Partial or complete paralysis and death are not uncommon, unfortunately. It's estimated that 70-80 percent of all reported motorcycle accidents result in injury or death, while the injury/fatality rate of passenger vehicles is 20 percent. Recent statistics show that per 100 million vehicle miles traveled, the number of reported motorcycle accidents was 776.57, while the number for passenger cars involved in accidents per 100 million miles traveled was 423.13.

If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident in Oklahoma, or you are a family member of someone who was killed in a motorcycle accident, you will find it beneficial to hire an Oklahoma motorcycle accident lawyer or attorney to help you file a lawsuit against the negligent party.

An experienced Oklahoma motorcycle accident lawyer or personal injury attorney will be your best ally during the process of determining liability, bringing suit, and going to court. While any personal injury attorney is qualified to take your case, it may be in your best interest to secure the services of one who has specialized in motorcycle accident cases before, as they will be familiar with different kind of motorcycles and the way they tend to act during a collision, as well as motorcycle culture in general. A specialized motorcycle accident attorney or lawyer will have an in-depth knowledge of Oklahoma's motorcycle laws at both the state and local levels in addition to understanding Oklahoma's personal injury laws. With their help and legal expertise, it may be possible for you to recover monetary compensation for your damages, including medical expenses, loss of wages, pain and suffering, damages to the motorcycle, and other accident-related costs.

The statute of limitations for motorcycle accident claims in Oklahoma is two years. Because some motorcycle accident claims can be complicated and therefore take a long time to be resolved, it's important to contact an attorney as soon as possible, anyway. You can find a qualified motorcycle law attorney by contacting the Oklahoma State Bar Association.


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