Oklahoma City Motorcycle Accident Lawyers

Yukon Motorcycle Accident Lawyers, OK

Lawyers with the experience and resources to represent motorcycle crash victims and families in Oklahoma

There’s nothing like the thrill of riding a motorcycle. The wind in your hair. The elements all around you. The friendship of other riders. The financial savings compared to owning a car. There are dangers though. Unsmooth roads, rain, and drivers who don’t see you or don’t respect you are all constant dangers. When motorcycles crash, the riders are likely to suffer injuries that never fully heal. Many motorcycles die when Yukon vehicle accidents happen.

At Cunningham & Mears, our Yukon motorcycle accident lawyers have 105 years of combined experience fighting for personal injury victims. We handle all types of motorcycle accident cases including those involving cars and trucks. Our trial lawyers work with investigators who promptly examine the accident site and the damage to the vehicles involved in the crash. We conduct detailed question-and-answer sessions with the defendants and any witnesses. Our lawyers work with your doctors to confirm your injuries and how your motorcycle injuries are affecting every part of your life.

Our long list of settlements and jury verdicts includes obtaining $1.3 million for a motorcycle rider who was injured in a head-on crash with another driver.

How can we help?

How deadly are motorcycle accidents?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration states that in 2020, 14 percent of all traffic fatalities involved a motorcycle. Over 5,500 people died and more than 82,500 people were injured in motorcycle accidents in 2020. Alcohol was a leading cause of single-vehicle motorcycle accidents.

Motorcycle accidents are often deadly because the motorcycle has no physical protection, unlike cars and trucks that have hoods, fronts, trunks, and side doors. Motorcycle riders typically are injured first by the car or vehicle they collide with and then again when they strike the hard ground.

Why do Yukon motorcycle accidents happen?

Most motorcycle accidents are preventable. At Cunningham & Mears, our Yukon motorcycle accident attorneys hold drivers and others responsible when their negligence or fault causes your injuries or the death of a loved one. Some of the common causes of motorcycle crashes in Oklahoma include:

  • Drivers’ failure to respect riders’ rights to use the road
  • Alcohol use
  • Driver distraction, such as texting while driving or talking on a smartphone while driving
  • Speeding and other traffic violations
  • Rain, snow, sleet, glare, and other types of inclement weather
  • Road dangers, including uneven roads, roadkill, and potholes
  • Splitting lanes with another motorcycle or a car
  • Defective motorcycle parts, such as faulty throttles, clutches, brakes, and electrical systems
  • Other types of negligence

What types of injury claims do your Yukon motorcycle accident lawyers handle?

At Cunningham & Mears, our personal injury lawyers have the experience and resources to present motorcycle victims who suffer any type of serious injury, including:

Road rash occurs in a Yukon motorcycle accident when the rider slides along the ground after being struck or falling. This skin injury, if left untreated, can cause infections. Some road rash victims may require skin grafts and reconstructive surgery.

What laws regulate riding motorcycles in Yukon?

Oklahoma has many motorcycle equipment and riding rules. For example:

  • Motorcycle operators and passengers under 18 must wear a “crash helmet of a type which complies with standards established by 49 C.F.R., Section 571.218.” Adults should wear
  • Motorcycle equipment must include two properly mounted rearview mirrors, a properly designed windshield, goggles, or protective eyewear to protect the driver from foreign objects, a speedometer that works, fenders for the wheels, a working horn, and a muffler or “other effective noise-suppressing system” The handlebars shouldn’t be higher than the eye level of the operator
  • In Oklahoma, operators cannot share a lane with a car.

One strong consideration for motorcycle riders is to use safety precautions such as taking education courses based on the operator’s skill level, wearing protective clothing, and wearing clothing/items that can help other drivers see you at night.

Who is responsible for a Yukon motorcycle accident?

At Cunningham & Mears, we file personal injury claims against all responsible parties. In addition to the driver of another vehicle (or the motorcycle if a passenger on the motorcycle is injured), other defendants may include:

  • Other drivers
  • The vehicle owners, if they differ from the driver such as when a child uses their parents’ motorcycle
  • An employer
  • A manufacturer of defective motorcycle parts
  • Repair and maintenance companies

How are damages determined in my Yukon motorcycle accident case?

While we cannot guarantee the gold from a Yukon gold rush or any specific amount, our lawyers have an impressive record of insurance settlements and jury verdicts, including numerous results for hundreds of thousands and even millions of dollars.

We meticulously review all your injuries, the medical care you need now and in the future, every way your injuries are affecting your ability to function and your happiness, your inability to work, and every other economic and personal loss.

Your claim includes the following:

  • Your current and future medical bills
  • Your income loss to date and any future income loss including lost income due to a permanent disability
  • Your daily pain and suffering
  • Any scarring and disfigurement
  • Loss of function of any body part
  • Loss of consortium (enjoyment of spousal relations)
  • Property damage

We also seek wrongful death damages for the family members if a motorcycle accident killed your loved one.

The outer time limit for filing an Oklahoma motorcycle accident claim is within two years from the date of the accident. Some exceptions may apply. We recommend that you contact us as soon as possible after your accident.

Do you have a Yukon motorcycle accident lawyer near me?

Our Yukon motorcycle accident attorneys meet clients at our offices located in Oklahoma City:

  • 5104 N Francis Ave., Suite 102, Oklahoma City. Our office is easily accessible. We’re just a few minutes from Penn Square Mall.
  • 9428 Westgate, Suite 102B in the Brookhaven West part of Oklahoma City. Our Brookhaven office is near Resurrection Cemetery and off the Northwest Expressway.

Cunningham & Mears will make alternate arrangements to see immobile accident victims at their homes or a hospital. Video or phone consultations by appointment are also an option.

We’ll prepare you for each stage of the claims process. While many cases do settle, we are always prepared to try your case before a jury.

Speak with a respected Yukon motorcycle accident lawyer today

Motorcycle accidents are often deadly. Most survivors live with catastrophic or permanent injuries. At Cunningham & Mears, our Yukon motorcycle accident attorneys understand your fears and your pain. We’ve built a reputation for successfully negotiating accident claims with insurance companies and trying cases before a jury. For a combined 105 years, our lawyers have used our experience, skills, resources, and thorough preparation to help motorcycle accident victims and other injury victims obtain strong settlements and verdicts. Let us help you assert your rights. To discuss your motorcycle accident claim or wrongful death claim, contact us or call us today to schedule a free initial consultation.