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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.