A motorcycle accident can leave you facing severe, life-altering injuries, unexpected financial burdens, and an uncertain future. At Martin Jean & Jackson, we understand the true toll these accidents take, both on victims and their loved ones. Our Oklahoma City motorcycle accident attorney is here to help you pick up the pieces after an accident so that you can focus on healing and moving forward. Our goal is to recover the maximum compensation you are owed and hold the negligent person or party accountable for the suffering you have endured.
Motorcycle accidents are not like other types of car crashes. Because they have significantly less protection than the drivers and passengers of other vehicles, motorcycle accident victims tend to sustain catastrophic injuries—such as traumatic brain injuries and spinal cord injuries—when they are involved in collisions.
Often, these injuries require extensive medical treatment, the cost of which can easily exceed hundreds of thousands of dollars over the course of a lifetime. Victims may also be unable to return to work, either temporarily or permanently, due to their injuries, adding additional financial burdens on top of mounting medical bills. All of this, combined with the trauma of the accident, can lead to severe emotional distress, pain, and suffering.
At Martin Jean & Jackson, we realize that motorcycle accident victims require special attention and legal advocacy when seeking compensation for all of their damages—past, current, and future.
If your loved one was killed in a motorcycle accident, we can also assist you in bringing a wrongful death claim and seeking damages for medical bills, funeral costs, lost income, loss of companionship and support, and other losses you have endured.
Our motorcycle accident attorneys in Oklahoma City, OK can help you work to recover maximum compensation for the following damages and more:
Every traffic collision is unique, of course, but motorcycle accidents are separated from car accidents and truck accidents by even more factors. For one, motorcycle accident victims are much more likely to be severely injured in a crash than motorists in other types of vehicles. By some estimates, catastrophic or fatal injuries are about 30 times more likely to be suffered by motorcyclists because they have no physical protection around them while riding.
Motorcycle accident victims also need to deal with the societal stereotype that motorcyclists are all “reckless” people. Opposing insurance companies often like to use this angle to try to manipulate judges or juries into falsely believing the motorcyclist was at least partially liable for their crash. If successful, this dishonest strategy can drastically lower the amount of compensation the claimant or plaintiff can receive.
When thinking about motorcycle safety, it is important to understand some of the common causes of motorcycle accidents. According to the National Highway Transportation Association, about one out of four motorcycle accidents result from objects on or near the road and poor road conditions. For example, potholes, dead animals in the road and wet roads fall into this category.
Another common cause of motorcycle crashes is other motor vehicles making left-turns into the path of the motorcyclist. These accidents usually happen at intersections and the NHTSA data shows that this type of accident causes more than 40 percent of motorcycle fatalities.
Because motorcycles offer little protection for people, riders are more likely to suffer severe injuries or even death than are people in cars and trucks. When a motorcyclist suffers broken bones, head injury or any other trauma due to a negligent driver, they can pursue legal claims against the driver.
Riding is dangerous enough as it is without the added problems of drivers failing to notice them or making left turns into their path of travel. Both motorcyclists and drivers in other vehicles should be aware of these common causes of accidents so that they can try to prevent them. No matter the kind of vehicle that person is driving or riding, safety should always be their first priority.
If you were injured in a motorcycle accident or tragically lost a loved one due to the careless, reckless, or wrongful actions of another motorist, pedestrian, bicyclist, or any other party, contact our motorcycle accident lawyers in Oklahoma City as soon as possible to learn how we can help. With over a century of combined experience and an impressive track record of winning results, our award-winning attorneys are fully prepared to help you navigate the legal process. We offer contingency fees, so there are absolutely no costs to you unless/until we successfully recover compensation on your behalf.
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