Were you riding your bike in one of the city’s numerous bike trail parks or perhaps along a neighborhood roadway and were struck by a car? An Oklahoma City bicycle accident lawyer may be a critical professional to call after such an incident. Our Oklahoma City personal injury lawyer at BDIW Law is committed to helping our clients navigate these difficult situations with the utmost confidence.
Why You Need an Attorney in a Bicycle Accident Case
Bicyclists, like motorcycle operators, are particularly vulnerable when they are involved in crashes with motor vehicles, if not more so. Bicyclists are more likely to sustain debilitating and catastrophic injuries that can leave them with lingering pain and sky-high medical bills. Bicycle crash victims are also unlikely able to work in the days, weeks, months, or even years following an incident, meaning they suffer financially as well as physically post-accident.
If you or a loved one was involved in a bicycle accident in Oklahoma City, you know this all too well. Fortunately, aspects of insurance and the law were designed to help accident victims recover compensation for harms that were the result of a negligent or careless person’s behavior. While there is financial compensation available to those who are victims, it is critical to know how to navigate this system, and that is not easy to do.
Our experience and proven track record of helping victims get the compensation they are owed is one of the foundations of why you should work with us. You need an attorney like us who can fight for you, overcome insurance objections, and pursue comprehensive financial support for you. Contact the Oklahoma City bicycle accident lawyer at Boettcher, Devinney, Ingle & Wicker to discuss your case and your options today.
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How Bicycle Accidents in Oklahoma Occur
Bicyclists are particularly susceptible to incurring serious injuries in crashes involving motor vehicles because of their bikes’ small size and slim stature. Depending on which roadway a bicyclist is traveling and at which time of day or night, bicyclists may appear virtually invisible to oncoming traffic until it is too late. For this reason, the causes of car accidents vary drastically. That said, Bike Oklahoma shares a few enlightening statistics regarding how the majority of bike accidents in the state occur:
- 45% of bike accidents are solo accidents, meaning the bicyclist falls onto the road or collides with an inanimate object
- 18% involve motor vehicles
- 17% involve other bicyclists
- 8% involve an animal
- 4% involve a parked car
- 1% involve pedestrians
In addition to the types of accidents, Bike Oklahoma breaks down the fault in the majority of OK bicycle accidents. 47% of the time, the bicyclist is at fault, while 48% of the time, a motor vehicle operator is at fault, and 5% of the time, liability remains unclear. Typically, Oklahoma sees 700+ bicycle accidents each year and our bicycle accident attorney in Oklahoma City can help you file a claim.
Your Rights and Responsibilities as a Biker
There are some situations where the bike rider is still responsible for what happens on the roadway. If you bike on a regular basis, it is important that you understand your rights and responsibilities as a biker. Some simple guidelines bikers are expected to follow are the following:
- In almost all circumstances, ride on the right
- Do not impede traffic, even if it means riding single-file
- Only pass when it is safe to do so, and give at least three feet of clearance
- Obey the instructions of police officers
If you did all you were supposed to do and you still were injured as a result of another party’s negligence, it may be critically important for you to take legal action now. Allow our Oklahoma City bicycle accident attorneys to guide you every step of the way. A bicycle accident lawyer in Oklahoma City will fight to help you get the compensation owed to you.
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Contact a Bicycle Accident Attorney with Experience
Bicycle accident cases are unique and involve more specialized knowledge of both traffic laws and bike laws. For this reason, you should hire an attorney who specializes not just in personal injury law but also in bicycle accident law. Our bicycle accident lawyers at Boettcher, Devinney, Ingle & Wicker have extensive experience with the following types of bike accident cases:
- Cases involving automobiles and bicycles
- Cases involving two bikes colliding
- Cases involving pedestrians and bicycles
- Cases involving single bicycles
Regardless of the situation, we can investigate the circumstances surrounding your claim and help identify the liable party. We can then build a strong case and negotiate for a fair settlement on your behalf. Contact our Oklahoma bicycle accident lawyers today to get started.
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Invest in a Team with Proven History
You may be facing a wide range of concerns, risks, and worries right now about what could happen if you do not get the fair compensation owed to you after such an accident. That is just one of the reasons you should work with our bicycle accident attorneys in Oklahoma City. We have the experience to support and guide you throughout this process.
Over our years of experience, we have helped our clients recover millions of dollars in damages they were owed due to the injuries they sustained. In many of these situations, our attorneys have worked to maximize the recovery our client received, and it is, without a doubt, one of the most important results of working with our attorneys. Let our experience in the courtroom and with settlements support your best possible outcome.
You do not have to feel as if you are alone through this process. With our experience and proven history, you know you have an ally by your side. All you have to do is reach out to us for help.
Contact Us Now for a Consultation
To find out what your legal rights and obligations are, we encourage you to contact our Oklahoma City bicycle accident lawyer to discuss your case openly and privately with you at a free consultation. We can answer any of the questions you have about what your case may be worth or how long it will take to pursue. Our goal is to give you answers – and that is why, when you call BDIW Law, you always get exceptional legal support, answers to your questions, and an appointment that fits your schedule.
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