Oklahoma Motorcycle Accident Attorneys
If you have been hurt in a motorcycle accident or have lost a loved one in a fatal crash, the team at Abel Law Firm can help you. We have fought to help people who hae been hurt in motorcycle crashes across Oklahoma get the justice and financial compensation they are owed, especially if the accident was not their fault. You should not have to pay for someone’s reckless or negligent actions, and we will work hard to make sure that you get the compensation you need after a motorcycle crash.
Motorcycles have long been iconic symbols of freedom in American culture, attracting people of all ages and generations searching for these moments of peace and relaxation atop their bike cruising down a country road. Unfortunately, these riders are at risk of serious injuries and even death when other motorists, municipalities, or motorcycle manufacturers act negligently. Due to the vulnerability of motorcyclists, these accidents can have devastating consequences including crippling injuries, and in serious cases, death. And with almost 5,000 motorcycle accident fatalities across the United States in 2016 alone, these accidents can have a tragic effect on the life of you and your loved ones, especially if you are the primary money earner in the family and are unable to return to work following your accident.
While motorcycle accidents can happen for a variety of reasons, the majority of them occur because of another driver’s reckless actions. In fact, an estimated three-quarters of all motorcycle accidents involve other vehicles and two-thirds of those crashes occur because the motorist violated the motorcycle’s right of way. When other motorists cut motorcyclists off, fail to yield or drive recklessly around motorcycles, the results can be physically, emotionally, and financially crippling. From broken bones to internal injuries and even death, the impact of these accidents on you and your family’s quality of life can be overwhelming, leaving you feeling like all hope is lost. Fortunately for you and your loved ones, it isn’t.
If you or someone you know has been involved in a motorcycle accident caused by another motorist’s negligent or reckless behavior, they should be held accountable for their actions. The financial burden these accidents place on victims and their families can be insurmountable, leaving individuals in debt for years to come. You need help paying for the medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses related to your accident that you don’t deserve. At the Abel Law Firm, our team of compassionate and experienced Oklahoma motorcycle accident attorneys is committed to helping victims of motorcycle accidents receive the compensation they deserve. Call us today at (405) 239-7046 to learn about your legal options.
Why Do I Need a Motorcycle Accident Attorney?
If you have been hurt in a motorcycle accident, an experienced and skilled motorcycle accident attorney can help handle the complicated legal process so that you can focus on recovering from your injuries and rebuilding your life. Along with explaining your rights and legal options, a motorcycle accident attorney can help you with the day-to-day steps involved in your case. This includes filing all paperwork and at the necessary deadlines, gathering documents and evidence to prove the driver or another party that caused the accident was negligent, speaking to and negotiating with the other motorist’s insurance company or legal team, and if need be, taking your case to court. Proving negligence can sometimes be complicated and requires an attorney with experience handling these very specific cases.
Why Choose Us
The days, weeks, and months after a motorcycle accident can be incredibly stressful both physically and mentally. Finding the right attorney to help you get your life back on track is one of the most important decisions you can make following an accident and could single-handedly be the reason you recover the financial compensation necessary to pay your bills and move on with your life following your accident. At Abel Law Firm, we have over 130 years of combined experience fighting for our clients, friends, loved ones, and Oklahoma City community. Not only are we recognized for our outstanding work in the community and with our past successes of getting multi-million dollar settlements, but we have attorneys at our firm who’ve earned national attention and accolades. Our team of Oklahoma motorcycle accidents is tough, relentless, but also compassionate. We stand with you every step of the way and help you recover the financial compensation you need to pay for medical bills, lost wages, and other damages. Call us today at (405) 239-7046 or fill out an online form to get started.
Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
While single vehicle motorcycle accidents do occur, almost 75 percent of these accidents involve another vehicle. Not only are passenger vehicles like cars and trucks much larger and heavier than motorcycles, but motorcycle riders are completely exposed to the elements on their bikes. And other than a helmet and thicker clothing, motorcyclists have virtually zero protection, and especially not at a level other motorists do with airbags and seatbelts. So even if the accident was minor and at a low speed, motorcyclists can still suffer much more serious injuries than passenger vehicle drivers do.
Driver negligence is one of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents. When other drivers driver recklessly or make mistakes on the road, you could pay the price. Proving negligence in your case is an essential component in recovering financial compensation. And while it may seem clear and straightforward, arguing your case and proving negligence isn’t always so easy. Along with other motorists, some accidents may be caused by negligent manufacturers who designed or sold a bike that wasn’t safe to ride. You need a skilled legal representative to help you if you were injured in an accident caused by the following:
- Drivers who were intoxicated
- Distracted driving
- Drivers who disobey or don’t comply with traffic laws
- Fatigued drivers who fell asleep behind the wheel
- Mechanical or manufacturing defects
- Dangerous roadways conditions
One of the most valuable assets you can have following an accident is access to reliable information about your legal rights and options so you can move forward the best way possible. At Abel Law Firm, it’s our job to find the party responsible and hold them accountable, even it means taking your case to court.
Recovering Financial Compensation
The true costs associated with your accident aren’t always clear right away. For many victims, their injuries could require years of additional medical expenses, surgeries, and medication. You shouldn’t be expected to pay for these expenses. Exposure to outside forces makes motorcycle riders especially susceptible to injury. If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, you may be eligible to recover compensation for damages, including the following:
- Medical expenses
- Future medical bills
- Emotional or psychological treatment expenses
- Prescription costs
- Rehabilitation costs
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Wrongful death
These types of accidents can upend your sense of normality and day-to-day life, as well as the lives of your family members. Along with these expenses, you may also suffer a number of other repercussions following an accident such as additional surgeries or procedures, the stress of dealing with insurance companies, expenses related to making your home handicap-accessible, as well as loss of life’s enjoyment in the everyday activities. In order to receive the compensation you need to pay for these expenses and many more, you will need the help of an experienced motorcycle accident attorney from the Abel Law Firm. Our Oklahoma motorcycle accident attorneys have the resources and determination needed to fight for your rights and entitlements.
Contact an Oklahoma Motorcycle Accident Attorney
Because of the lack of protection or safety features on a motorcycle, accidents with other motorists can be extremely costly and potentially deadly. Victims suffer not only great physical pain but also emotional pain, oftentimes unable to ever get on a bike again for fear of another accident. If you have been the victim of a motorcycle accident because of another party’s negligence, they may be liable for your losses. With all this uncertainty related to your health and your family’s future, you need stability and confidence in your legal representation. Don’t wait until it is too late to file your claim. Contact the Oklahoma motorcycle accident lawyers of the Abel Law Firm by calling (405) 239-7046, filling out a contact form on our site, or chatting with us live today.
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