Bicycle Accidents in Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City Personal Injury Attorneys
Bicyclists accounted for 2% of all traffic fatalities and 14% of all non-occupant fatalities in the U.S. in 2008. Although bicycle accidents are a relatively uncommon type of traffic collision, they may cause serious injuries when they do occur. A bicycle and rider stand virtually no chance in the event of a collision with any type of motor vehicle, whether a small passenger car or large commercial truck.
The rider of the bicycle may experience catastrophic, life-changing injuries. Even when wearing a helmet and other protective gear, the rider is likely to be injured even in a relatively low-speed collision. The specific extent of injury, however, will vary depending on the particular incident.
Because bicycle accidents are a type of traffic collision, they often involve dealing with insurance companies. An attorney can help you with these matters by handling all communication with the insurer and negotiating toward a fair settlement. Chances are that the initial settlement you are offered will be insufficient to cover all of your medical expenses and other post-accident damages. With the legal understanding of this topic and the resources to properly investigate your claim, our firm can assist you in recovering fair compensation.
Seek compensation for your bike accident in Oklahoma City!
An attorney at the Law Offices of Stipe & Belote can help if you, a friend or family member was recently injured in a traffic accident involving a bicycle. Whether you were the rider of the bicycle or the driver of the car, we can talk to you about your legal options and how a competent lawyer can assist you in properly handling your claim to seek the best possible result.
For a free initial review of your case and to learn more about our services, contact the Law Offices of Stipe & Belote today.