Serious Injuries in Lawton Bicycle Accidents
Get a lawyer who will demand maximum compensation
Lawton has come a long way in improving roadway safety for bicyclists, but accidents still happen.
Maybe you were rear ended on Cache Road, or you slammed into a suddenly open door of a parked car on Ozmun Avenue. Perhaps you were struck by a distracted driver on Gore Boulevard.
However, the accident happened, if you were injured by a motorist while you were out riding your bicycle, you have legal rights. You need powerful legal representation to protect those rights.
What to do after a bicycle accident in Lawton
Most people don’t know what to do after a bad bicycle accident unless they have already been in one. If you are a cyclist, it’s helpful to know what to do in case you are in a crash. These steps are designed to both protect your health and help strengthen your case.
After a bad accident, your number one priority is your health and safety and that of others, too. Only proceed to action if it is safe to do so.
- Call 911. Or ask someone else to do it. Be direct in your requests to specific people.
- Stay at the scene. In Oklahoma, it is illegal to leave the scene of a crash if the collision resulted in bodily harm or significant property damage (unless you need to leave to get emergency medical attention). Even if you are injured in a hit and run, stay at the scene until the police arrive.
- Take photos and videos. If you have a phone or camera on you, take photos and video of the crash focusing on the point of collision, injuries, and things like skid marks, broken fences, and other signs of the accident. Get pictures from multiple angles and distances.
- Find witnesses. If anyone saw the accident, get their name, contact information, and community of residence. Ask them what they saw and write it down. Police will also interview witnesses, but not everyone can wait for emergency responders to arrive. It is best to collect this information yourself.
- Get medical attention. Even if you “feel okay,” get checked out by an emergency medical technician and then see a doctor. The EMT may be able to find serious damage that you can’t feel yet. A doctor has more time, equipment, and training to conduct a thorough exam of your injuries.
Then, before you talk to the insurance company, call Hoover Rogers Law. Attorneys Ben Hoover and Grant Rogers fight hard to get you maximum compensation for your injuries. We understand that if we leave money on the table, you may end up paying for expensive accident-related medical treatments out of your pocket.
Our attorneys conduct thorough crash investigations, build strong cases, and answer your questions. We are aggressive in our approach to getting the insurance company to pay you the money you deserve.
We stand up for injured cyclists in Lawton
Insurance companies only award maximum compensation under one circumstance — they think it will be more expensive to fight you in court than to pay what you demand. The only way to put that kind of pressure on them is to get an experienced bicycle accident attorney.
Hoover Rogers Law, LLP offers free case evaluations to injured bicycle accident victims in the Lawton area. We will investigate, negotiate, and litigate on your behalf. If the insurance companies won’t give you a substantial settlement offer, our law firm will prepare to take them to trial.
Contact us to schedule a free case evaluation and learn more about our contingency fee — we only get paid if we win. Call, email, or chat online for a consultation with an experienced Lawton bicycle accident lawyer.