Even if you are partially at fault for a motorcycle accident in Oklahoma—for instance, you were the one who made an ill-advised lane change—you can still recover compensation for your injuries. To learn more about comparative negligence, please contact our office today.
At Fault for a Motorcycle Accident | Comparative Negligence
If you are seeking compensation, you should know that the insurance companies do not want to give you the compensation that you deserve. They probably want to keep you from getting compensation altogether. They will do that by trying to pin the blame on you. Your attorney should be ready to push back and fight to lessen your fault.
If you are determined to be at fault for 50% or more, then you will not be able to get compensation. Therefore, you need to truly trust your attorney’s abilities to protect your rights. You will be able to get compensation for your motorcycle accident claim if you are found to be 49% or less at fault. The way it works is this: If you are 10% at fault, you will be barred from getting that 10% of the claim awards. For example, if you get $20,000 for your claim, you can get 90% of that, or $18,000. This is called modified comparative negligence.
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At Fault for a Motorcycle Accident | Choosing the Right Attorney
How do you select an attorney to deal with a motorcycle injury case? Well, you need to find an attorney who is experienced in dealing with motorcycle wrecks. You need to find an attorney who understands how important it is to have good healthcare providers and get you to those healthcare providers. You need to find an attorney that understands that you’re going to be laid up for a while and you can’t work, and he has to have some compassion for you. You have to find an attorney who will hire an investigator and work hard for you, do focus groups and make sure that he does everything in his power to frame this case in a way that maximizes your recovery. As you look for attorneys, ask them how many motorcycle wreck cases they’ve handled, ask them how many jury trials they’ve handled, and you need to select the one that has the experience you need and the one that you feel the best about.
Attorney James Murray will be there for you through your whole legal process. If you want our dedicated support, please call our Stillwater office today for a free consultation. You don’t have to settle for a low settlement offer, let us take your case as far as it needs to go to get you the compensation you deserve.