Don’t Give a Statement and Eliminate Bias in Your Motorcycle Accident Claim

by | Aug 5, 2019 | Lawyers and Law Firm

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In the event of an accident, motorcyclists are exposed and vulnerable to severe injuries or even death. There is no body or frame surrounding them, and they don’t have air bags or seat restraint systems to protect them. Motorcycle riders know that, and that’s why they’re among the safest drivers on our roads.

Vehicles Turning Left
Motorcycles present low and narrow profiles when they’re in traffic. The majority of motorcycle riders who are injured or die in accidents with other vehicles are proceeding through an intersection and have the right-of-way. Vehicles turning left in front of them cause the crash, and most of the time, the drivers of those vehicles report that they either didn’t see the motorcycle approaching, or they didn’t see it until it was too late. Some other causes of accidents with other vehicles include lane changes and rear-end collisions.

Regardless of the fact that motorcyclists have every right to be on our roadways, insurance companies and their defense attorneys are biased against motorcyclists. Potential jurors might also be biased. From the moment that our motorcycle accident lawyers in Oklahoma City, OK, undertake your representation, they address that bias and do everything that they can to keep it out of the case.

The Statement
In its efforts to try and shift some or all of the blame for your accident over onto you, expect the opposing insurer’s representative to request a recorded statement from you. No matter what that representative says, refuse to give any type of a statement. Although you might be required to participate in a deposition in the future, a statement before a lawsuit is not required under Oklahoma law. The distinguishing factor is that in a deposition, a lawyer will be present to protect you. That insurer wants your statement before you’re represented and have no legal protection.

Don’t let the opposing insurer take control of your motorcycle accident case. Our motorcycle accident lawyers in Oklahoma City, OK, can do that for you while eliminating potential bias. Avoid giving that statement, and contact Little, Oliver & Gallagher PLLC for a free consultation and case assessment right after any motorcycle accident.

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