Riding motorcycles is a great hobby for many people in Oklahoma and is increasing in popularity all of the time. It’s also an economical and fun way to get around. At Burch, George & Germany, P.C., we appreciate what makes riding motorcycles so attractive because we ride too.
We also know that motorcycle riders are often unfairly portrayed as rebels and risk-takers, particularly by insurance companies in accident lawsuits. We know that, in reality, most motorcycle riders are more cautious and alert than the average driver. That’s because motorcyclists aren’t protected by the same types of structures that cars and pickups have.
Our Oklahoma motorcycle accident lawyer is committed to fighting for the rights of motorcyclists who have been injured in accidents that were caused by other drivers. Just like with car accidents and truck accidents, we won’t let insurance companies get away with shifting the blame to innocent riders.
Burch, George & Germany, P.C., motorcycle and Oklahoma car accident lawyers have the experience, passion and resources to take on – and win – high-stakes cases, no matter how big and powerful the opposition is. We know the most important case is yours. When you’re our client, you can expect the kind of attention and respect you deserve.
One of the major causes of motorcycle accidents is the failure of other drivers to notice motorcyclists. Some drivers fail to take the time and make the effort to see motorcycles. Others have difficulty judging the speed of an oncoming cycle or don’t understand the limitations on a motorcycle’s maneuverability.
Many motorcycle accidents are caused by drivers who engage in the same behaviors that cause car accidents. They drive while distracted by cell phones. They drive while drunk or under the influence of drugs (in cases like these, contact a drunk driving accident lawyer for legal help). They speed, tailgate or drive aggressively.
Whatever the cause, the fact is that motorcycle riders usually come out the losers in collisions with other vehicles. In fact, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, motorcyclists are 35 times more likely to experience a deadly accident than those in passenger cars – mostly due to head injuries. Although wearing a helmet decreases the likelihood of serious injury or death, the simple truth is that a motorcycle’s smaller frame is no match against the force of a larger and more powerful vehicle.
If you’ve been involved in a motorcycle accident, contact the attorneys at Burch, George & Germany, P.C. We understand the complexities of motorcycle accidents – because we ride, too. We know bikes, how they work and know how important it is to reconstruct the accident scene in order to prove that a biker was not at fault.
As active members of the Downed Bikers Association, an Oklahoma City-based nonprofit organization created to aid those lost or disabled due to motorcycle accidents, we know the prejudices that many motorcyclists face on the road – and in the courtroom. We are passionate about standing up for the rights of bikers who have been injured through the fault of other motorists.
Whether you live in Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Norman or any one of Oklahoma’s 77 counties, let our experience help you in an Oklahoma motorcycle accident or injury case. Contact us today for a free consultation.
Let’s get started. Call us toll free today at 405-239-7711.