If you or a loved one were injured in a motorcycle accident caused by dangerous roadway conditions, contact Abel Law Firm to discuss your legal options in seeking compensation. Dangerous Oklahoma City road conditions resulting from poor maintenance often have devastating consequences and sometimes even death.

Bikers and other motorists can go above and beyond in taking safety measures to ensure their travels are safe. Unfortunately, these measures are not always enough and are often no match for large potholes or unsafe road conditions. Motorcyclists are particularly vulnerable to injury caused by dangerous road conditions due to the lack of seat belts and other safety devices available in cars.

Local and state government entities, and sometimes private companies, are responsible for properly maintaining the roads we drive daily. They are not always successful, and motorcycle accidents like yours occur and result in severe injury.

Contact Abel Law Firm at (405) 239-7046 to discuss your motorcycle accident today with an experienced Oklahoma City dangerous road conditions lawyer.

Why You Need a Lawyer

Life after a motorcycle accident is hectic. While attempting to recover from your physical injuries, you face challenges such as figuring out how to afford your increasing medical costs, wondering when or if you will be able to go back to work, and how to pay your existing bills. It is understandable if you feel like you do not have the energy to negotiate with the party responsible for your damages.

Hiring an Oklahoma City lawyer to advocate for you is the best move you can make for yourself and your family. A professional is better equipped to handle the investigation, negotiations, and possible litigation that may follow. With a lawyer working tirelessly to get the compensation you deserve, you can better focus your efforts on your physical recovery.

Why Choose Us?

At Abel Law Firm, we understand the seriousness and urgency of your case. We will work diligently to help you seek financial compensation for your injuries after a motorcycle accident due to dangerous road conditions. Our lawyers share over 130 years of experience, so we have what it takes to get the job done.

Oklahoma City bikers have trusted Abel Law Firm to advocate on their behalf and have been pleased with their case results. Read the testimonials from our past clients and see the type of valuable service we can offer you.

Motorcycle accidents can cause significant injuries and property damage requiring expensive treatment and repairs. When you’re already struggling to pay your bills, you don’t want to have to pay for a lawyer to represent you in your case. Our Oklahoma City dangerous roadway conditions lawyers take all cases on contingency. That means you won’t have to pay upfront fees or costs. We only get paid if you get paid.

Dangerous Roadway Cases We Handle

When motorcyclists encounter a dangerous road conditions, they have far less protection than other drivers on the same road. Not having seatbelts, airbags, and other safety instruments does not prevent motorcyclists from collecting compensation for their injuries. The government entity responsible for maintaining the roadway owes a duty to all travelers to provide safe roads that don’t contain dangerous defects.

If the government hired a private company to design, build, and maintain a road, the company might also be liable for your injuries. At Abel Law Firm, we will thoroughly research the facts of your accident to determine the appropriate parties to hold accountable for your loss.

Some examples of dangerous roadway conditions that may lead to a motorcycle accident include:

  • Deep potholes
  • Large cracks
  • Damaged or missing guardrails
  • Inadequate lighting
  • Lack of or insufficient safety warnings devices such as signs or other signals for dangers, such as sharp turns and construction zones
  • Narrow, two-lane rural roads
  • Speed limits that are higher than what the road conditions allow
  • Debris or other foreign material present on the roadway

This list is not definitive, and not everything listed here may have been a factor in your motorcycle accident. Discussing your case with an experienced and helpful attorney at Abel Law Firm is the most reliable way to determine what action you should take.

What Costs Can I Recover After a Motorcycle Accident?

There are no guarantees when it comes to seeking compensation for your injuries. Every case is unique. While one person might receive the maximum available insurance settlement, another might have a denied claim. It all depends on the severity of your injuries, the evidence we can find to prove fault, and many other factors.

When you hire one of our Oklahoma City dangerous roadway conditions lawyers, we will thoroughly investigate the motorcycle accident and find evidence to show that the company responsible for maintaining the road should be liable for your losses. These losses can include physical pain, psychological injuries, and financial strain, such as:

  • Medical bills
  • Loss of consortium
  • Property damage
  • Disfigurement
  • Lost wages
  • Lost earning capacity
  • Emotional distress
  • Pain and suffering

Some factors that could influence the value of your case include:

  • Psychological injuries suffered after the crash, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), fear, and anxiety
  • Type and extent of required medical treatment
  • Total costs associated with the accident and your injury
  • Availability of relevant evidence to prove someone else was at fault
  • Length of the recovery period
  • Type and severity of the injury
  • Impact of the Injury on work, family, and Daily routine
  • Whether you developed a permanent physical or mental impairment or disability
  • Future cost of necessary medical treatment

The particular types and amount of losses you may seek will differ based on the motorcycle accident facts. It is worth discussing your legal options with an experienced Oklahoma City lawyer at Abel Law Firm.

Parties That Could Be Held Liable for Dangerous Roads

Whether you file an insurance claim or lawsuit, various parties could be at fault for the motorcycle accident. Some require that you follow a specific legal procedure and adhere to strict deadlines. There are also state laws that could complicate the process, and if you’re not diligent, you could end up with nothing. Abel Law Firm will help you determine which company or person is to blame and how to seek the compensation you need for your losses.

Another driver – Even if a pothole contributed to the crash, another driver could share some blame if they were driving negligently. Oklahoma follows a fault system that holds at-fault motorists financially responsible for the injuries they cause in an accident. You could file a claim with their auto insurance company for compensation for your losses.

Property and business owners – Parking lots are a common area for defective roads. Cracked pavement, potholes, and poor lighting could all lead to accidents. If you were in an accident on or near someone’s commercial property, you could hold the owner liable if they didn’t perform adequate maintenance and repairs.

Government entity ­– State and local government agencies and their employees have protection from accident victims filing lawsuits against them. However, the Oklahoma Tort Claims Act issues a specific exception where an employee could be held liable for the injuries they cause if they performed their job duties at the time of the accident, and a private citizen would be liable under similar circumstances.

Company hired by the government – If a governmental entity hired a private company to construct the road, perform maintenance, or repair damage, that company could be responsible for an accident if they were negligent in their duties.

Contact Us

Dangerous roadway conditions that led to your motorcycle accident are not your fault. You do not have to suffer the consequences on your own. A dedicated Oklahoma City motorcycle accident attorney at Abel Law Firm is ready to discuss the legal options available to you after your accident.

Call us now at (405) 239-7046, chat on our website, or fill out our online contact form for a free case evaluation. Time is of the essence, so don’t hesitate another moment.

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Oklahomans across the state have recognized the Abel Law Firm's unique heritage as a statewide institution. Founded by Ed Abel, and today led by his son, Luke Abel, our personal injury law firm has become synonymous with empathy, compassion, and the highest professional performance serving our neighbors. Our family has sought to leave a profound impact upon the State of Oklahoma. We appreciate that former Governor Mary Fallin recognized that dedication when she declared May 1st "Ed Abel Day."

To be named Oklahoma's Best Personal Injury Law Firm is humbling. We are grateful to have won this prestigious honor. We work every day to earn the trust of those we serve: Oklahoma families who are facing some of the most difficulty days of their lives due to the negligence of others. It is our intention and resolve to continue to be deserving of the faith Oklahomans have placed in our family's law firm. Thank you!

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