With national motorcycle ownership on the rise, it’s unfortunate to note that motorcycle accidents – including those in Oklahoma – are becoming more and more common. Each year, nearly 800 Oklahomans are injured in motorcycle accidents, and that number is on the rise. If you’re thinking of taking to Oklahoma roads on a motorcycle, know your rights – and know Oklahoma laws pertaining to motorcycle ownership and operation.
Oklahoma does require all motorcyclists to carry liability insurance. In addition, anyone operating a motorcycle must have a motorcycle endorsement in addition to a valid driver license. In order to obtain your Oklahoma motorcycle endorsement, you must complete visual, written and skills exams or present evidence of completion of a Motorcycle Safety Foundation safety course to the driver examiner.
No matter how much safety training you’ve completed, Oklahoma motorcycle accidents can and do happen. Common causes include driver fatigue, adverse weather conditions, mechanical failures, inexperienced driving or alcohol or drug use. While it’s important to gather as much information about the motorcycle accident as possible at the time, including the other driver’s insurance, driver license and license plate information, you may wish to seek an experienced motorcycle attorney if you’re severely injured or involved in negotiations with the other party’s insurance company.
The right Oklahoma motorcycle attorney can mean the difference between a lifetime of inconvenient and expensive medical treatments and a settlement that can help make up for lost wages, cost of medical bills, and expenses associated with future medical care.
Richard M. Lester and his associate attorneys at AIM (Aid to Injured Motorcyclists) have recovered over $200 million for clients injured in motorcycle accidents. Not only are they skilled and aggressive lawyers – they’re experienced riders who understand the road and the stresses faced by individuals who have lost their health and money in costly Oklahoma motorcycle accidents. Looking for a legal team who will fight for your rights and help you get the compensation you deserve for your injury? Look no further – call AIM at 800-ON-A-BIKE for your free consultation today.
Contact AIM for forwarding information at (800) On-A-Bike (800-662-2453).
Michael K. Dekruif
Francis J. Martin
Law Offices of Richard M. Lester
One Memorial Place
7633 E. 63rd Place
Tulsa, OK 74133
Phone: (800) On-A-Bike (800-662-2453)
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DISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF CLOTHING OR CLUB MEMBERSHIP IS ILLEGAL
The purpose of the Oklahoma Human Rights Commission is "to work toward removing friction, eliminating discrimination and promoting unity and understanding among all the people of Oklahoma". It is specifically charged to "alone and in cooperation with other organizations and agencies, public and private, discourage discrimination and encourage fair treatment of all persons regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, age, handicap or ancestry". 74 Okla.. Statutes Sec 953. The State policy of Oklahoma realizes that to advance the general welfare of the State of Oklahoma, all citizens must be given the opportunity to reach their full potential and has therefore declared that any inhibiting condition caused by racial, ethnic, or religious factors, are matters of concern to the State Government, which threaten the rights and privileges of all the citizens, and the institutions of a free and democratic society. 30 Okla. Statutes Sec. 951. Any person whose exercise or enjoyment of rights secured by the Constitution or Laws of the United States of America, has been interfered with or attempted to be interfered with, may bring a complaint to the Oklahoma Human Rights Commission, as well as file a civil lawsuit.
The United States Supreme Court ruled in the case of Cohen vs. California, 403 U.S. 15 (1971) that individuals have the constitutional right under the First Amendment, to wear clothing which displays writing or designs. In addition to the right of an individual to freedom of association has long been recognized and protected by the United States Supreme Court Thus, a person's right to wear the clothing of his choice, as well as his right to belong to any club or organization of his choice, it is constitutionally protected and persons or establishments who discriminate on the basis of clothing or club membership are subject to lawsuit.
Don't subject yourself to civil and criminal penalties and to expensive and time consuming lawsuits. Don't discriminate against people wearing colors or motorcycle attire.
When Richard Lester was attending law school, he was determined to do some good, to help a group of people who were being discriminated against and to make changes. He soon joined bikers’ rights activists to push for national legislation changes while raising public awareness to undo false stereotypes. Since the Law Offices of Richard M. Lester was started, we have also started the AIM program and financed the National Coalition of Motorcyclists (NCOM). These organizations include millions of bikers from across the U.S. and Canada.
Lester and his associates are proud to be attorneys who ride. Our biker-oriented practice works to spread knowledge so that bikers can protect their rights, and we have significant experience asserting our clients’ rights when they have been injured in a motorcycle accident.