An Attorney Can Fight for Compensation following Your Motorcycle Accident
The roadways can be especially dangerous for motorcyclists. Unfortunately, many car and truck drivers do not adequately check for motorcycles around them on the road, and this lack of attention can cause serious accidents. Each year, thousands of motorcyclists are seriously hurt or killed due to driver negligence. If you or a loved one has suffered a catastrophic injury or wrongful death at the hands of a negligent driver, a motorcycle accident lawyer at our firm can provide the aggressive representation you deserve. For over 40 years, Tawwater Law Firm, PLLC, has provided outstanding legal services to personal injury victims, including motorcyclists, throughout Oklahoma. To find out how we can help you during this difficult time, contact our office online or by phone at (405) 607-1400 today and schedule a personal consultation.
What to Do after a Motorcycle Accident
After a motorcycle accident, the most important thing you can do is make sure everyone is alright. If anyone is injured, call 911 immediately. Once you have done this, there are several steps you can take to protect yourself:
- Move out of traffic: If possible, move all the vehicles involved out of harm’s way.
- Call the police: It is a good idea to contact the authorities even for relatively minor accidents. A police report can provide crucial evidence for a lawsuit later.
- Gather information: Exchange contact and insurance information with any other drivers involved in your accident.
- Obtain additional evidence: If you are not too injured, try to take pictures of the accident scene and notes about the surroundings. You should also talk to witnesses if you can.
- Avoid admitting fault: It is often difficult to pinpoint the exact cause of an accident during the aftermath. Do not apologize or make any statements of fault, as these can be used against you later.
As soon as possible, you should contact an attorney who understands motor vehicle accidents. Our team at Tawwater Law can assist you with insurance claims and help determine if you have the right to pursue compensation in a lawsuit.
The Far-Reaching Effects of Motorcycle Accident Injuries
When they are struck by a car, truck, or van, motorcyclists can face devastating injuries for the simple reason that they are more vulnerable. An accident on a motorcycle can lead to:
- Spinal trauma
- Back and neck injuries
- Severe bruising
- Head trauma
- Permanent disability
Motorcycle accident injuries often require long-term care, and can have significant physical, emotional, and financial repercussions for a victim and their family. Co-pays and related treatment costs can add up quickly, even for those with more extensive medical coverage.
The hardships associated with a motorcycle accident can impact every area of your and your family's lives.
Furthermore, therapy, doctor’s visits, and rest often require time off from work, which further compounds economic hardship resulting from lost wages. The stress and physical discomfort from an ongoing injury can also affect your professional performance and place undue strain on relationships.
In sum, the hardships associated with a motorcycle accident can impact every area of your and your family's lives. Depending on the severity of your injuries and the cause of the accident, you may have the right to pursue legal action.
Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
A motorcycle accident can occur at any time. The small size of motorcycles makes them more difficult to see, leading to serious crashes. Some of the most common motorcycle accident causes include:
- Unsafe lane changes
- Lane splitting
- Sudden stops
- Driving under the influence
- Unsafe left turn
- Motorcycle defects
- Dangerous road conditions
The cause of your accident will greatly impact who you can seek compensation from and how much you can collect. Our team works with leading experts in a variety of fields, including accident reconstruction. We can investigate your accident and pinpoint the cause. If the incident was caused by the negligence of another individual or organization, we can build a strong case for damages.
Building Your Case
Many factors can cause a motorcycle accident, including poor road conditions and faulty maintenance or defective parts, but the majority result from inattentive motorists. The attorneys at the Tawwater Law Firm have the background needed to analyze all the information related to your accident, and determine whether it warrants further legal action.
Our attorneys can help secure the outcome you deserve, while easing your stress and providing you with much-needed peace of mind.
Depending on your circumstances, we may use advanced technology, field experts, or recreate the accident scene. We will also rely on medical experts to testify to your past, present, and future suffering to help you secure the fair compensation that you are owed.
The goal of compensation in a civil case is to help return the injured victim to their original state before the accident. While we recognize that this is not always possible, our team works hard to ensure our clients receive the damages they need to begin rebuilding their lives. Our attorneys will aggressively pursue compensation for:
- Lost wages
- Medical expenses
- Property damage
- Diminished earning potential
- Emotional pain and suffering
If you lost a loved one due to a motorcycle accident, you have options as well. We understand that no amount of money will erase the pain of your loss. However, compensation can help you cover funeral and burial expenses. We can also pursue punitive damages, which is a form of compensation awarded as a punishment against those who act in a particularly irresponsible or negligent manner.
We Will Fight for You
Tawwater Law Firm is proud to focus our practice on personal injury and vehicle accident law. For over 40 years, we have represented injured Oklahomans and we provide individualized and compassionate services to all our clients.
Our attorneys can help secure the outcome you deserve, while easing your stress and providing you with much-needed peace of mind. Our clients can focus on their healing knowing that their rights are being protected, and their case outstandingly represented in and out of the courtroom.
Contact Us Today to Schedule Your Consultation
Motorcyclists have the same rights on the roadways as cars, trucks, and other vehicles. If you or a loved one has been harmed in a motorcycle accident that occurred due to another party's negligence, contact Tawwater Law Firm online or call (405) 607-1400 today. During your free consultation, we can assess your case to determine whether legal action is advisable.