Motorcycle Accident Attorney in Tulsa
The Compensation You Deserve and the Care You Need
If you ride a motorcycle, you know that the risk of being injured in a collision is always present. Even if you drive safely, wear your helmet, and take other precautions, there is still the possibility that others around you are not taking the same level of care. When this is true, and another person does drive recklessly, a motorcycle provides little protection. Due to this fact, motorcyclists who are involved in a collision often suffer from severe injuries, extensive financial costs, and significant emotional distress.
The Law Offices of Trevor Furlong is committed to holding negligent drivers accountable and helping the victims of motorcycle accidents recover the compensation they deserve and receive the care they need. If you or a loved one was injured in a motorcycle accident, please contact me, Attorney Trevor Furlong, to discuss the details of your case.
Motorcycle Accident Claims vs. Car Accident Claims
Motorcycle accidents are often more damaging than car accidents, and the claim process differs as well. The high level of damage involved in car accidents leads to greater expenses, and potentially more complicated litigation. Motorcyclists in Oklahoma are required to carry motorcycle insurance; it’s possible that an injured motorcyclist will be able to rely on their insurance company to cover some expenses.
Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
One of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents is the negligent actions of other drivers. Of course, the negligence of motorcyclists themselves can contribute to collisions too, as can external factors caused by the negligence of third parties. Although it’s likely that another driver is liable for your motorcycle accident, there are other parties who may be at fault.
Motorcycle accidents can be caused by:
- Reckless driving
- Traffic violations
- Distracted driving
- Driving under the influence of alcohol/drugs
- Road conditions
- Inclement weather
- Defective vehicle parts and/or maintenance issues
Does Not Wearing a Helmet Affect Motorcycle Accident Claims in Oklahoma?
Oklahoma is not a universal helmet state, therefore it does not require all motorcycle riders to wear a helmet.
Riders over 18 can choose not to wear a helmet. Although wearing a helmet is technically legal in Oklahoma, choosing not to is very unsafe. Not wearing a helmet could also impact your case if you are injured in an accident.
Oklahoma has contributory negligence laws in place, so compensation can be reduced if you are ruled as partially liable for your own injuries.
Motorcycle Accident Damages
In a motorcycle accident case, medical bills will account for most of the damages. Motorcycle accidents often result in severe injuries due to the vehicles’ size in comparison in other vehicles and the lack of protection for riders. The severe injuries that motorcycle accidents cause often require extensive treatment, which is usually expensive. A motorcycle accident claim can provide compensation for medical expenses.
The injuries caused by a motorcycle accident often leave victims unable to work for an extended period of time, or permanently disabled.
Sadly, motorcycle accidents can be deadly. In these cases, the family of a victim can recover compensation for funeral and burial expenses, as well as any remaining medical expenses.
A motorcycle accident claimant can also recover compensation for the non-economic damages caused by a collision, such as pain and suffering.
Contact our Tulsa Motorcycle Accident Attorney Today
Contact The Law Offices of Trevor Furlong today to discuss your motorcycle accident claim in a free consultation. I will represent your rights and ensure you or your injured loved one receives just compensation.
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