Oklahoma City Traffic Law Violation Motorcycle Accident Attorneys
If you or a loved one have been injured in a motorcycle accident after another driver violated traffic laws, Abel Law Firm might be able to help you seek compensation. Traffic laws exist to protect all drivers, including motorcyclists. They include speed limits, signaling requirements, and obeying traffic signs. Breaking these laws endangers every other driver on the road and can lead to horrible injuries or even death. Motorcyclists do not have the same protections that car and truck drivers have, so they can suffer much worse harm than other drivers if these laws are violated. If these laws are broken, and you are injured, you can seek justice and compensation for your injuries.
At Abel Law Firm, we are committed to holding reckless drivers responsible for their actions. You should not have to deal with the physical, emotional, and monetary losses caused by another driver’s illegal actions. Let Abel Law Firm help you get the compensation you need to recover from the motorcycle accident so you can move forward with your life. Call us today at (405) 239-7046 for a free consultation with one of our Oklahoma City traffic law violation motorcycle accident attorneys.
Do I Need an Attorney?
Dealing with the effects of a motorcycle accident can be draining. Physical injuries, property damage, and the stress of missing out on work and daily activities can all take their toll on you. You should be focusing on getting your life back in order, not a lawsuit. A lawyer can deal with all the legal matters, such as dealing with insurance companies, while you focus on getting better.
You might be able to recover medical expenses, lost income, and more, but only if you know how. To recover what you deserve, you need a skilled and dedicated attorney that can devote their time to your case. The lawyers at Abel Law Firm have the legal knowledge to make sure you get everything you are owed.
Why Should I Choose Abel Law Firm?
Our Oklahoma City traffic law violation motorcycle accident attorneys are dedicated to achieving results for our clients. With over 130 years of combined legal experience, we have a long track record that shows just how effective we are at our jobs. We have won millions of dollars for motorcycle accident victims and continue to fight for our clients today. Our knowledge and experience are available to any Oklahoma motorcyclist who needs us.
Cases That We Take Care Of
One major issue in motorcycle accidents is determining who can be held liable for the accident. In an at-fault state like Oklahoma, the courts usually hold the driver who broke the law and caused the accident liable.
Some common traffic violations that cause accidents include:
- Failing to yield
- Running a red light
- Running a stop sign
- Driving while intoxicated
- Texting while driving
- Reckless driving
- Improper lane change
- Hit and run
If the driver who hit you was doing any of these actions or breaking the law in some other way, they could be held financially responsible for your losses. There are a few exceptions, such as if the driver was working at the time of the accident. If they were performing their job duties, their employer could be on the hook for your medical bills and other costs. One of our lawyers will determine who was at fault and help you seek compensation from them.
Compensation Available In An Insurance Claim
You might wonder what kind of compensation you could seek after a motorcycle accident. Depending on the circumstances of your case, you could pursue compensation that covers your past and future losses, such as:
- Medical bills
- Property Damage
- Lost wages and lost earning capacity
- Physical pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Out of pocket expenses
- Wrongful death
The lawyers at Abel Law Firm will look into the details of your case to determine a fair monetary award to demand from the insurance company or opposing party in court. We will guide you through the complicated legal details and ensure that you get the justice you deserve. It is your right to pursue the maximum amount you require to cover your medical treatment costs, motorcycle repair expenses, and other losses you suffered due to another person’s negligence.
What to Do After an Accident
While the aftermath of motorcycle accidents is horrible and stressful, there are things you can do to make recovering from an accident a little easier. The first thing you should do is contact Abel Law Firm right away. We can listen to the information you provide and give you more detailed advice on what to do.
You should also follow these steps:
- Wait at the scene for an officer to investigate. You should request a copy of the crash report once it becomes available. It could serve as crucial evidence to prove who was at fault.
- Obtain all drivers’ auto insurance information, names, and contact information.
- Go to the hospital after leaving the accident scene. You should follow the doctor’s orders and follow up for additional treatment if they recommend it. While Abel Law Firm is preparing your case, you should attend all appointments and do what’s necessary to heal your injuries.
- Maintain all records associated with the case. Every time you go to the doctor, they will prepare a record of your injuries, detailing the type of treatment performed, and your recovery progress. Medical records are essential in showing the insurance company a timeline of your treatment and the amounts of your medical bills.
Abel Law Firm will keep in contact with you throughout the entire legal process. We don’t want you to have to worry about the legal aspects of your case. We’ll provide advice, guidance, and support when you need it. We will also ensure you are never left in the dark about your legal options and how we’re moving forward with each step. You will receive continuous updates on the progress of your claim, and when it comes time to negotiate for compensation, we will keep your interests in mind.
You Have Options If the At-Fault Driver Doesn’t Have Insurance
It is against the law to operate a motor vehicle without liability insurance. However, many drivers allow their policies to lapse or don’t purchase a policy when they get a car. If you discover the other driver involved in the accident doesn’t have liability coverage, you could turn to your motorcycle insurance company for compensation.
Uninsured/underinsured motorist (UM) is optional coverage in Oklahoma. It provides compensation for an accident victim if the liable driver doesn’t have liability insurance or limits high enough to satisfy all expenses.
If you chose to purchase UM, you could file a claim and seek the following losses:
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage
- Out of pocket expenses
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Lost earning capacity
Filing a lawsuit against the driver is another option. Failing to follow traffic laws is dangerous and puts other peoples’ lives at risk. You have the right to take your case to court, so they suffer the consequences of their actions.
You must comply with the state’s statute of limitations. It is a deadline for filing lawsuits in the civil court system. The statute of limitations is two years for motorcycle accident cases. That means you have two years from the crash date to sue the at-fault driver, or you’ll lose your right to file suit now and in the future.
At Abel Law Firm, we have extensive experience, knowledge, and resources around representing accident victims in their cases. Since 1976, we have built a stellar reputation for our hard work and dedication to our clients. We’ve reached million-dollar settlements and jury verdicts in many of the cases we’ve handled. Our goal is to exceed your expectations and help you move forward from this devastating experience quickly.
Our Oklahoma City traffic law violation motorcycle accident attorneys are available 24/7 to discuss your case. We aim to treat each client as a priority until the very end. You will not feel like just another number when you’re working with us. We provide the personalized one on one attention you deserve.
If another driver has broken traffic laws and caused you to be in a motorcycle accident in OKC, Abel Law Firm can help you recover. You do not have to bear the expense of dealing with the results of an accident that you did not cause. We will work tirelessly to make sure you are compensated for the injuries you have suffered. Call us today at (405) 239-7046 for a free consultation and start on your road to recovery.