Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident, it can change your life forever.
A motorcycle accident attorney can pursue the compensation you deserve for devastating injuries and massive medical bills.
Find out why so many choose Tawwater Law Firm in Oklahoma City, OK, to be their motorcycle accident lawyers.
Our Attorneys 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. Motorcycle crashes can leave you financially devastated, permanently disabled, or missing a loved one along with the emotional and financial support you depended on. With consequences this severe, you need a motorcycle accident lawyer by your side.
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, The Tawwater Law Firm, PLLC, in Oklahoma City 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 today and schedule a personal consultation.
As soon as possible, you should contact an attorney who understands motor vehicle accidents. Our team at The Tawwater Law Firm in Oklahoma City can assist you with insurance claims and help determine if you have the right to pursue compensation in a lawsuit.
Motorcycle Attorneys You Can Trust In Oklahoma City
"This law firm is top notch, and I would recommend them...
They get the job done!" Lisa Boone, 2017
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.
Meanwhile, therapy, doctor’s visits, and resting until you heal often means time away from work just when you need income the most. The stress and physical discomfort from an ongoing injury can affect your job performance when you do return to work, and also impacts your personal relationships.
In sum, the hardships associated with a motorcycle accident can impact every area of life. Reach out to our Oklahoma City office to have our Oklahoma City, OK, team review your injuries and the accident so you can find out if you have the right to pursue legal action.
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 in Oklahoma City 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 a recreation of 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 Importance of Evidence
There is no stronger way your motorcycle accident attorneys can build your case than by using hard evidence to prove you are not the at-fault party. Here is how you can help yourself when it comes to evidence.
Keep Your Evidence Safe
In this digital day and age, many involved in a lawsuit keep photographs and other proof on their phones or computers. This risks losing the files if your device breaks or is lost. To make sure you always have your evidence at hand, back it up on multiple devices and on various digital platforms. Printing out and duplicating hard copies is another solid option. Finally, sending copies to our Oklahoma City office provides another place to keep the evidence safe.
Do Not Admit Fault
It is natural to want to apologize when involved in a painful crash with another person. We always stress that those involved in a motorcycle accident should not admit fault in any way. This is because such an admission can be used as evidence against you throughout your case. Tempers can flare following a vehicle collision, and it is not uncommon for the other driver to angrily insist you are at fault. Allowing them to pressure you into an apology can only harm you in the future.
Results Received at Our Oklahoma City Office
"I know Larry Tawwater to be an effective and knowledgeable lawyer, and a tremendous advocate in the plaintiffs bar." Peer Review
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:
Diminished Earning Potential
Emotional Pain and Suffering
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The 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 that we are working in their best interests both in and out of the courtroom.
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 The Tawwater Law Firm in Oklahoma City online or call us today. During your free consultation, we can assess your case to determine whether legal action is advisable.
Oklahoma Car Accident Law
There are a few statewide car accident laws that are very important in all Oklahoma motorcycle accident cases. These are the basics; any further questions you may have can be answered by our motorcycle accident attorneys in Oklahoma City.
Statute of Limitations
Statutes of limitations place hard deadlines on when a lawsuit must be filed, and differ depending on the type of lawsuit. For motorcycle accidents involving personal injury or property damage, you have two years from the date of the crash to file your lawsuit. For wrongful death claims, the two-year window begins on the date of the victim’s death. This distinction is important because the death may occur well after the initial motorcycle crash. For any question you have about the statute of limitations it is best to contact our Oklahoma City office so we can advise you, rather than making the determination for yourself.
Oklahoma’s comparative negligence law states that in a personal injury, property damage, or wrongful death lawsuit, the injured plaintiff bringing the lawsuit cannot receive any compensation if they are found to be more at fault than the defendants they are suing. Therefore, if the jury were to find you at fault for 51% of the crash, and the defendant at fault for 49%, you would receive no compensation. However, even if you are partially at fault you can collect damages if the other party is more at fault. This is why it is so crucial to obtain all evidence you can to bolster your case, and to retain motorcycle accident lawyers.
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Why Choose the Tawwater Law Firm
Successful Track Record
For over 40 years, we have successfully represented victims in personal injury, wrongful death, and motorcycle crash cases. Our work led to our listing in the Bar Register of Pre-Eminent Lawyers of America, which publishes a list of the most highly regarded law firms in America.
We create true relationships with each client, and make sure their cases receive the attention they deserve. In motorcycle crashes with devastating injuries, we work not only to build your case, but to help rebuild your life. On top of experts we retain to help your lawsuit, we can hire life care and planning specialists to help you get back on your feet.
Call or write to us to receive compassionate lawyers who have delivered results.
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.
Problems That Make Motorcyclists
Especially Vulnerable to Accidents
There are a number of issues unique to motorcyclists that may lead to motorcycle crashes. These include:
Being Difficult to See
Motorcyclists are naturally less visible than cars and trucks. This makes them more likely to be temporarily obscured from sight by other vehicles on the road. However, being less easy to see for another driver is not an excuse for them to cause a collision.
Vulnerability to Hazards
A road issue that may be an annoyance or even altogether ignored by the driver of a larger vehicle can sometimes be disastrous for motorcyclists. These issues can include potholes, debris, littered objects, uneven pavement, and ditches.
Motorcycles can sometimes begin to shake uncontrollably, especially when moving at high speeds. This wobble is highly dangerous. It is sometimes caused by misaligned tires or other manufacturer errors. If wobble led to your crash, the manufacturer may be liable.
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"Larry was really good and did the very best that he could for us in this case... everyone there was great the whole time.
It's a good firm when you have a hard case."
The Stigma Against Motorcyclists
When a motorcycle accident occurs, there are often unfair judgments and stigmas against the motorcyclist. Even when the driver has obeyed all traffic laws, some witnesses, police, and insurance companies are predisposed to believe the motorcyclist was at fault due to a pre-existing belief about the dangers of motorcycles and an inherent recklessness among motorcyclists.
Stigma and Insurance Companies
The stigma against motorcyclists sometimes leads insurance companies to continuously and wrongfully deny the motorcyclist’s claims. When this occurs, retaining a motorcycle accident lawyer is often the best way to recover the payment your insurance company owes you.
Motorcycle Defects and Recalls
In some motorcycle accident cases, the at-fault party may actually not be any of the drivers involved. When a motorcycle has a defective part that caused or contributed to the crash, the manufacturer of the part may be successfully sued as a third party.
When a manufacturer does find that they have produced a defective part, they often initiate a voluntary recall. In severe instances, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will force the manufacturer into a recall.
Federal law mandates that the manufacturer must attempt to notify the owner of the recalled part. A motorcycle accident lawyer can investigate this aspect of your case.
"Larry was really good and did the very best that he could for us in this case. our case took a long time but we know that it would. david mayo is in his office and is also really good. everyone there was great the whole time. it's a good firm when you have a hard case" Client Review, 2013