Motorcycle accidents tend to cause more severe injuries than traditional car accidents because motorcyclists do not have the protections of a vehicle.
If you or a loved one was hurt in a motorcycle accident, you need an experienced Oklahoma City motorcycle accident lawyer who can fight for you to get the compensation you deserve. The respected law firm of Stephens, Anderson & Cummings has decades of success recovering millions of dollars in compensation for motorcycle accident victims and their families. We can evaluate the details of your accident and put our experience to work for you.
Because we work on a contingency basis, we receive no payment for our services unless you receive compensation. Our Oklahoma City personal injury attorneys never charge upfront costs of any kind. Learn more about how we can help you through a free, no-obligation consultation.
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What Can an Oklahoma City Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Do for Me?
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident caused by another’s actions, you have the right to seek compensation for your injuries and other damages you have experienced. Unfortunately, obtaining the fair compensation you deserve is not always easy, as insurance companies will try to pay out as little as possible.
Our motorcycle accident attorneys in Oklahoma City have many years of experience working with insurance companies on behalf of our clients. We know how to successfully negotiate to help you get the compensation you need. And if the insurer refuses to pay the amount entitled to you, we will advise you of the legal options that are in your best interest.
We will guide you through every step of the process, from handling your insurance claim to filing a personal injury lawsuit, if necessary. We are dedicated to helping you get the maximum compensation you are entitled, which may include payment for:
- Current and future medical bills
- Damaged property
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
You need an Oklahoma City motorcycle accident lawyer who understands what a motorcyclist goes through in an accident and how to handle all of the expected and unexpected variables that can occur after an accident. Our seasoned motorcycle accident lawyers in Oklahoma City are here to help you.
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What to Do if You Have Been in a Motorcycle Accident
Immediately after a motorcycle accident, it is important to do several things, if possible:
- Get yourself out of the way of traffic, but do not leave the scene of the accident.
- Call 911.
- Get thorough medical attention.
- Exchange information with the other driver, including names, addresses, driver’s license numbers and insurance information.
- Get the contact information for any witnesses to the accident.
- Take pictures and videos of the scene.
- Take photos of your injuries.
- Contact an experienced Oklahoma City motorcycle accident lawyer.
- Keep a list of all names and dates of calls you make and receive about the crash.
It is also important not to do several things:
- Do not speak to the other party’s insurance company without your lawyer’s advice.
- Do not write comments or post photos or videos of the scene on social media.
- Do not give verbal or written information about the accident to anyone without consulting your attorney.
- Do not admit liability or accept a claim settlement with anyone other than your lawyer.
A knowledgeable Oklahoma City motorcycle accident lawyer will be with you every step of the way while filing a claim. We can deal with the insurance companies for you and will answer any questions you have throughout the process.
We want you to be able to get back to your normal life as soon as possible, and not have to be concerned about the accident. Let Stephens, Anderson & Cummings handle that for you.
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Motorcycle Accident Injuries
Because motorcyclists are more exposed and vulnerable than people in enclosed vehicles, their injuries from accidents tend to be more severe than those of people in cars or trucks. Common injuries of motorcyclists include:
- Road rash
- Fractured bones
- Spinal cord trauma
- Brain damage
- Head and neck injury
- Arm or leg amputation
If you or a loved one was injured in a motorcycle accident where the other driver was at fault, your Oklahoma City motorcycle accident lawyer will fight to help you obtain the compensation entitled to you for your injuries.
Oklahoma Helmet Laws Help Reduce Injuries
Oklahoma has a partial helmet law, which requires people under the age of 18 to wear a helmet while riding motorcycles and scooters. Motorcycle riders who do not wear helmets are at an increased risk of fatal injuries, as almost 75 percent of Oklahoma motorcycle fatalities each year involve people who were not wearing helmets.
In some cases, the insurance company may attempt to limit your compensation if you were not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident. Our attorneys will help protect your right to compensation even if you were not wearing a helmet when the accident happened.
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Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
Many motorcycle crashes are caused by negligent vehicle drivers who:
- Failed to look for motorcycles before turning or pulling into traffic
- Were on the phone or texting
- Were distracted by people in the car
- Were impaired by alcohol or other substances
- Failed to exercise care while changing lanes
- Made an illegal U-turn or other maneuver
- Failed to stop at a red light or stop sign
- Made an improper left turn
- Cut off a motorcyclist
- Were following the motorcyclist too closely
- Failed to yield the right of way
Accidents can also be caused by poorly designed or maintained roads or defective products or parts on the motorcycle.
Because Oklahoma is an at-fault state, if another motorist, individual or entity caused the car accident, you can obtain compensation from the at-fault party’s insurance company. However, the insurance company and lawyers for the at-fault party may try to limit your compensation if you were partially at fault for the collision.
Partial Liability in a Motorcycle Accident
Oklahoma has a contributory negligence law (Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Title 23 Damages §23-14) which states that if you were partially at fault for the accident, your compensation award from a personal injury lawsuit will be reduced by your percentage of fault.
For example, if you were 30 percent at fault, and the award is $10,000 in total damages, that amount is reduced by the 30 percent – so you would be awarded $7,000.
However, if you were more than 50 percent at fault, you will not be able to recover compensation from a lawsuit.
Your motorcycle accident lawyer in Oklahoma City will fight for your right to the maximum compensation available to you. Contact us today to find out if you have a case and are entitled to compensation.
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What if the Other Driver Did Not Have Insurance?
- Up to $25,000 for each person who was injured in the accident
- Up to $50,000 for all injuries incurred from the accident
- Up to $25,000 for property damage involved
This means the at-fault driver’s insurance carrier will pay up to the driver’s policy limits for injuries and property damage resulting from the accident he or she caused.
However, despite laws requiring all motorists to carry auto insurance, not all drivers do. An accident with an uninsured or underinsured motorist can further complicate your insurance claim and ability to recover compensation.
Uninsured Motorist Insurance Coverage in Oklahoma
A 2015 study by the Insurance Research Council found that about 10 percent of drivers in Oklahoma were uninsured.
Although uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage is not required by law, it is in your best interest to carry this coverage to protect yourself. This type of insurance will cover you, resident members of your family, and occupants of your vehicle or motorcycle for personal injuries caused by an uninsured or underinsured driver, or a hit-and-run motorist.
Your Oklahoma City motorcycle accident lawyer can further explain how this coverage is beneficial to you and how it will apply to your claim.
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An Oklahoma City Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Is Ready to Help to You
The law offices of Stephens, Anderson and Cummings have been winning motorcycle accident claims for decades. We can handle all the details for you and will communicate with the insurance companies on your behalf, so you can focus on getting your life back.
Our pay structure is a contingency fee only, which means you pay no fees and no upfront costs unless we get compensation for you. Do not wait to contact us today to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with our experienced team to learn more about how we can help you.