The Right Oklahoma Motorcycle Lawyer For You
Ylla | Gosney defends every Oklahoman that needs defending
Though only 3% of vehicles on the road are motorcycles, over 14% of motor vehicle accidents on the road involve motorcycles.
Because they’re smaller, motorcycles are less visible to other drivers and more susceptible to the hazards of the road.
If you’re dealing with a reluctant at-fault driver or an insurance company dragging their feet, a motorcycle collision personal injury suit can last forever if you don’t have a helpful attorney.
In Oklahoma City, finding a law firm that can handle motorcycle accidents is easy. Finding one that can do it right – that’s harder to find. You need one that will fight to get you maximum compensation.
At Ylla | Gosney, we’ve got the experience you need to handle your personal injury suit.
We’ll be your negotiator and your advocate, making sure you get what you deserve. Plus, our contingency fee pricing structure ensures that you will never owe us more than you get from any settlement.
We’re not here to waste your time or your money – when you come to us, your case review and initial consultation are free. When your case is through, we’ll assess your settlement and your expenses so our fee never cuts into what you need to recover from your accident.
Reach out today to put your accident in the rearview mirror.
Facts About Motorcycle Wrecks
Motorcycle crashes come with their own special kind of medical expenses. From small motorcycle accident injuries to emotional pain, it can be expensive and time-consuming.
When you’re in an accident, you’ve got a limited window to file a personal injury claim. Even the best motorcycle accident lawyers can’t help you if you’re filing after 2 years have passed, which is the statute of limitations in Oklahoma.
The more information you have, and the sooner your attorney has it, the better. Let’s take a look at what will help you and your attorney when pursuing your case:
- Pictures of the accident scene
- Accident report
- Medical records resulting from the accident
- Contact info
- Communications with the opposing attorney, other driver, or insurance company.
All this information is how an attorney gets you your initial settlement offer. The cause of the accident matters less in personal injury cases – it’s all about the results of the accident and what your personal injury lawyer can prove. Whether the accident was a result of driver negligence (like a truck driver who didn’t see a motorcyclist) or an at-fault motorcyclist, a personal injury lawyer can help.
The minute an insurance company gets a letter of representation from a lawyer, they’ll pay attention. That’s the only thing that will guarantee they play ball when it comes to negotiation tactics and getting your settlement done. No matter the type of case you have, hiring a personal injury attorney is your best chance at negotiating with insurance companies.
Rules and Regulations
Because motorcycle accidents are considered riskier and more deadly than car wrecks, there are safety protocols in place to help control the rate of motorcycle accidents. Like licenses, safety regulations, and insurance requirements for motorcyclists.
Having an experienced Oklahoma personal injury attorney on your side is crucial for navigating the legal nuances associated with motorcycle lawsuits.
- To own and operate a motorcycle, you must have an M designated license.
- Motorcycle insurance is also required.
- Not a universal helmet state, but anyone under 18 has to wear a helmet.
- Protective eyewear (even like a windshield or goggles) is required.
Here are some Oklahoma laws and statutes that can affect your personal injury lawsuit when it comes to your motorcycle accident:
- Statute of limitations on motorcycle suits is two years.
- Oklahoma is an at-fault state. That means the at-fault driver is responsible for all financial results of the crash.
- Oklahoma also enforces comparative negligence. If a driver is more than 50% at fault (fault can be divided between multiple parties) they can’t seek compensation for the crash.
Protracted litigation and jury trials are expensive and unpredictable. Neither your lawyer nor the other side wants to take that risk. It’s more effective for them to try to get you to settle.
You’re eligible for compensation for so many things. This motorcycle accident caused you lots of financial pain, like:
- Lost wages
- Medical bills
- Future medical expenses
- Even property damage
Motorcycle wrecks, like most personal injury cases, are settled out of court with a financial settlement agreement. That reward is meant to reimburse you for what you’ve spent already and help you cover what you’ll spend in the future.