Our Creek County Motorcycle Accident Attorneys get you the maximum settlement under the law. Just last June, a man from Illinois was killed in a motorcycle accident in Oklahoma City after being struck by a semi tractor trailer while riding his Harley Davidson near I-35 and 122nd Street. The man was rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. His wife, who was passenger, was admitted to be in good condition. Police reported that both the man and his wife were wearing helmets at the time of the accident. The driver of the semi was not injured. Personal injury and wrongful death claims sprout up constantly in accidents involving motorcycles. Riders and passengers of motorcycles always face special risks when they get on the road that can range from severe to fatal injuries. If you need a motorcycle accident attorney in your area, we can help.
Proving Liability in a Motorcycle Wreck
Demonstrating that someone was liable in a motorcycle accident is similar to car accidents, in that one often has to rely on the theory of negligence. For a rider to prove that defendant’s bad driving caused their accident, they must show that:
· The defendant owed a “duty of care” to the motorcyclist. Motorists owe a duty of care to other drivers when on public roadways.
· The defendant breached that duty of care, (e.g., being careless on the roadway either by speeding or not yielding).
· That careless conduct led to the injuries sustained by the motorcyclist
Recovery can be diminished if the rider’s conduct played a role in the accident, such as speeding or texting prior to the wreck. Oklahoma’s contributory negligence laws reduce the amount of compensation you receive based on your percentage of fault. If it is determined that the rider was more negligent than the other person involved in the accident, recovery is barred. Therefore to recover at all, the rider must be less than 50% negligent than the other driver.
Motorcycle Attorneys Near You
We can prove that the other person was a fault in your accident. We’ll also get you the maximum settlement that’s coming to you – it’s what motorcycle attorneys do every day. Knowing the special risks involved in motorcycle accidents is the number one reason why we take these accidents personally. Riders are often ignored by other motorists or drivers cannot see them. When riders are taking great care to watch out for others on the road, it is simply not fair when someone’s gross negligence makes them prone to life-threatening injuries. If you to you or a loved one has been involved in a motorcycle accident, call the Creek County Motorcycle Accident Attorneys at Kania Law Office today. 918-209-3709