Motorcycle Accidents Attorney Tulsa, OK

Tulsa Motorcycle Accidents

As a motorcycle rider, you know you must take extra precautions to avoid accidents and potentially serious injury or even death. Unfortunately, not everyone driving other types of vehicles is as cautious.  Some drivers may have difficulty seeing a motorcyclist due to blind spots, but that does not negate the automobile driver’s responsibility to drive in a safe manner. It is imperative for motorcycle riders to know their legal rights if, and when, they are involved in an accident. Laws pertaining to motorcyclist can vary from state-to-state.

Enlisting the help of Blake Hayes for motorcycle accidents in Tulsa, OK is your best line of defense in recouping damages from your wreck.  Contact him online or call Mr. Hayes at (918) 392-4641 to get the legal advice you need.

Motorcycle Riders’ Risks

  • Road Hazards – minor road hazards provide few problems for automobiles, but are magnified to a major hazard for motorcyclist. Potholes, oil slicks, uneven pavement, debris on the road, ruts or railroad tracks create greater obstacles for motorcycle drivers than for car drivers.
  • Visibility – while motorcyclists have little to impair their line of vision, automobiles have many blind spots in their vehicles. 70 % of motorcycle accidents occur at intersections because car drivers do not look around their blind spots in order to see the smaller motorcyclists.
  • Misaligned tires on a motorcycle or other manufacturer defect – at higher speeds, a motorcycle can start to wobble if the tires are not aligned properly on a motorcycle and cause a motorcyclist to crash. Other defects can cause a motorcycle to malfunction and wreck. If your accident was caused by a defect or misalignment, a repair shop or the manufacturer of the motorcycle might hold some responsibility.

Determination of Fault in a Motorcycle Accident

The person found to be at fault in a motor vehicle accident is the person who is deemed negligent. A driver is supposed to enact a certain level of responsibility while driving an automobile or motorcycle for their own safety and the safety of others. If there is any question to who is at fault, it is important to always enlist the help of a qualified attorney. Insurance companies want to pay as little as possible in vehicular accidents and do not always have the driver’s best interest at the forefront of their settlements. An experienced Motorcycle Accident attorney knows the laws governing who is at fault.

 Motorcycle Accident Statistics

The following statistics indicate how important it is for motorcyclist to always be on the defensive when driving:

  • In 2011, there were 98 motorcycle fatalities in Oklahoma, up from 74 in 2010 according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
  • In an estimated two-thirds of motorcycle accidents, the driver of the other vehicle was found to be negligent.
  • Motorcycle riders are approximately 26 times more likely to die in an accident compared to a driver or passenger in another type of vehicle.
  • Compared to other automobile drivers and passengers, motorcyclists are five times more likely to be injured in an accident.

Legal Representation for a Motorcycle Accident

Unfortunately, motorcycle accidents happen daily in Tulsa, OK and surrounding communities. Do not settle with an insurance company or take the blame for an accident that might be due to another driver’s neglect. Contact Blake Hayes to enlist our motorcycle accident specialists’ help and get the compensation you need and deserve to recuperate fully from your personal injuries.

We offer a free initial consultation and work on a contingency basis for motorcycle accident victims. Contact Blake Hayes today by calling (918) 392-4641 or by contacting us online and let us get started on your case.