Riding a motorcycle through the beauty of Oklahoma City can be a transcendent experience.  Cruising north on I-35 takes you past Arcadia Lake into the vast expanse of prairie towards Kansas, while riding east on the Tom Steed Highway carries you past quaint country roads graced with the true spirit of our nation.  Even riding on the downtown roads can give you a fresh perspective on the world.

If you were injured in a motorcycle accident, you may be entitled tonsation to Unfortunately, no matter how much we love to ride, we still have to cruise among lanes packed with aggressive, distracted, careless, fatigued, and intoxicated drivers.  When other motorists make reckless decisions and ignore the rules of the road, the result can be serious personal injury or even wrongful death to motorcyclists who were driving responsibly.

If you were injured in a motorcycle accident in the Oklahoma City area, you may be entitled to compensation to help with your medical bills, property damage, lost income, and other expenses related to your injuries.  Our Oklahoma City motorcycle accident attorneys can help.  The aggressive legal team at Hasbrook & Hasbrook has decades of experience handling complex personal injury claims, and we will fight tirelessly in pursuit of the compensation you deserve for your pain and suffering.

To set up a free, completely confidential legal consultation with Hasbrook & Hasbrook, call our law offices at (405) 698-3040 today.  You won’t be charged any fees unless we obtain compensation for you.  Let’s start exploring your claim together.

Determining Fault (Liability): Proving Driver Negligence

It’s not easy being a biker on the road.  While motorcycle crashes may be less common than regular automotive accidents, we all know the damage is usually more severe.

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How many times have you been cut off by a car when you’re riding down the Drivers and passengers in cars, trucks, and vans are protected by safety features like air bags and seat belts, but motorcyclists are shielded by little more than a helmet and some thick leather clothing.  Additionally, since motorcycles don’t enclose riders inside sturdy cabs like other vehicles, it’s easy for bikers to be violently ejected onto the road or nearby objects, increasing the risk of injury even further.

Yet as serious as these risk factors are, they aren’t the only hazards motorcyclists face on a daily basis.  How many times have you been cut off by a car when you’re riding down the highway?  It’s as if no one has the time to check their side mirrors, which is especially dangerous considering how small motorcycles are.  In many cases, drivers simply don’t think to look for motorcyclists, and often fail to see bikers who should have been clearly visible — and avoidable — had the driver paid closer attention to his or her surroundings.

When negligent motorists fail to take the basic safety precautions required by state or federal law, they may be liable for your injuries.  Our attorneys will consult with accident investigators who can provide expert analysis of the wreckage.  When drivers place the people around them in danger, they must be held accountable for their irresponsible actions.   Some common examples of ways drivers recklessly or carelessly cause preventable motorcycle accidents include:

Were You Seriously Injured in a Crash or Collision in Oklahoma?

Whatever the cause of an accident may be, the end result is often the same: serious injuries which take months or even years to heal from.  It’s not uncommon for these injuries to result in permanent, lifelong disability, leading many accident victims to suffer from long-term emotional trauma and financial strain.  Some common injuries caused by motorcycle crashes and collisions include:

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According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), 55 motorcyclists were killed in fatal motorcycle accidents in Oklahoma in 2014: more than pedestrians, bicyclists, or large truck occupants.  These 55 tragic fatalities accounted for 8% of the motor vehicle crash deaths in Oklahoma that year, a percentage exceeded only by fatalities among occupants of cars, passenger trucks, and SUVs.  The previous year, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported 84 motorcyclist deaths in Oklahoma crashes.

On the national level, the NHTSA reports that 4,668 motorcyclists were killed in accidents in 2013, estimating an additional 88,000 people were non-fatally injured.  The vast majority of injury victims — about 94% — are motorcycle drivers.  Passengers represent only 6% of those injured in motorcycle crashes.

Call Our Motorcycle Accident Attorneys for a Free Legal Consultation

If you have recently been in a motorcycle crash, you need to rest.  Your rehabilitation is of the utmost importance, and we understand that completely.

That is why one of our skilled motorcycle accident lawyers will travel to wherever you are, with an open ear and a desire to help.  We will aggressively fight for you to recover the damages that are rightfully yours – all while you have a chance to recover.  Don’t worry about complicated legal statutes, insurance paperwork, or accident analysis – we will handle all of the legal and investigative work for you, so that you can focus on being with your loved ones and getting the care you need.

Even if you aren’t sure whether you have a claim, or don’t know where to get started, we invite you to call us at (405) 698-3040 to learn more about how we can help.  We will listen to your account of what happened, answer your questions, and give you free legal advice about your rights and the options that may be available to you.  You will not be charged any fees for your initial consultation, and we will always keep your information private.

Let Hasbrook & Hasbrook help you so you can get back on your bike and ride.

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Date published:09/12/2015
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