2 Oklahomans Killed in Separate Weekend Motorcycle Accidents

oklahoma motorcycle accident lawyerRiding a motorcycle can be dangerous, even for the most cautious of drivers. Because of their smaller profile, motorcycles are not as easily visible to drivers of passenger vehicles, and they may be more likely to be struck by another motor vehicle. Yesterday, this blog brought you the story of a man who was allegedly attacked by a motorcyclist in a road rage incident, after the man unknowingly cut the biker off in traffic. He told police that he neither knew he cut the biker off nor realized that his assailant had followed him into a parking lot, showing how easy it is to overlook a motorcycle. It is important for passenger vehicles to watch for the motorcycles with whom they share the road. However, most motorcycle accidents are single vehicle accidents. This means it is critical for motorcycle riders to practice defensive driving and take careful consideration of all safety measures. On Sunday, two Oklahoma men lost their lives in separate motorcycle accidents in the state. In one, a 40-year-old Dill City man died of injures sustained when he crashed his motorcycle after failing to negotiate a curve on State Highway 34 in Beckham County. He was taken to OU Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries. He was not wearing a helmet. The second accident also occurred when a rider failed to negotiate a curve. Police say the 64-year-old Fletcher man was travelling at "a high rate of speed" when he failed to make the curve on U.S. 277 in Caddo County. The accident overturned the motorcycle and threw the rider into a fence. The man, who was not wearing a helmet, was pronounced dead at the scene. Oklahoma has had a rather chilly start to the spring, but now that the weather is getting warmer, more and more motorcycles are seen travelling state roads. For motorcycle enthusiasts, riding is one of the greatest pastimes and pleasures, enjoying the scenery, the weather, and the open road. However, when accidents occur, they are particularly dangerous due to the lack of structural protection a motorcycle provides. If you are suffering from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident, compensation may be available to you through a personal injury lawsuit. Common motorcycle injury litigation may include:

  • Motorcyclists who are injured in an accident caused by a negligent or reckless passenger vehicle driver
  • Motorcycle passengers who are injured in an accident caused by a reckless motorcycle driver
  • Motorcycle drivers and passengers who are injured in and accident caused by a defective motorcycle
  • Passenger vehicle occupants who are injured in a collision caused by a negligent or reckless motorcycle driver
If you have been injured or you have lost a loved one in such an accident, finding a well-qualified accident attorney is instrumental in getting the compensation you and your family deserve for the fullest physical, emotional, and financial recovery possible.