There has been a dramatic increase in motorcycle accidents across the metro, as warmer temperatures have more bikers traveling on Oklahoma roadways. In fact, the Emergency Medical Services Authority (EMSA) has already responded to more than a dozen motorcycle wrecks in the past two days alone. If you have suffered serious injuries in a motorcycle accident in Oklahoma City, or elsewhere in Oklahoma, contact our reputable attorneys at Atkins & Markoff for legal help. Our law firm is located in Oklahoma City, and our lawyers have extensive experience helping motorcycle accident victims throughout Oklahoma pursue financial compensation for their injuries, medical expenses, and other damages.
PREVENTING MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT INJURIES
According to EMSA reports, there were 38 motor vehicle accidents in the metro on April 6, and many of them resulted in serious injuries or fatality for the motorists involved. “It’s been very, very busy,” said EMSA supervisor Susie Patterson. “I’ve heard probably at least over a dozen in the past few days.” For this reason, safety officials are urging motorcycle riders and drivers to remain cautious and alert on Oklahoma roadways, and motorcycle riders are being encouraged to wear helmets, more padding and high-visibility clothing to avoid devastating accidents.
STAYING ALERT IN OKLAHOMA ROADWAYS
Due to their small profile and the limited protection they afford riders, when motorcycles are involved in collisions with passenger cars or trucks, the motorcycle rider is typically the one who pays the price. “Anytime that you’re involved in a motorcycle crash, and you’re the motorcyclist, you’re going to lose 100% of the time,” said Betsy Randolph, a trooper with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol. “Throttle control, breaking control, steering, avoiding things that are in the roadway,” said Randolph. “If you stay alert, we’re hoping that you’ll be able to stay alive.”
CONTACT OUR MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT ATTORNEYS TODAY
When temperatures start to rise in Oklahoma, so do the number of motorcycles on Oklahoma roadways, and unfortunately, so does the rate of motorcycle accidents in the state. If you have been injured in an Oklahoma motorcycle accident, or if you lost a loved one in a fatal collision, consult our knowledgeable lawyers at Atkins & Markoff today. With our attorneys on your side, you may be able to file a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit against the person or party found at-fault in the motorcycle accident, in order to seek fair and timely reimbursement for your losses.