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Tulsa Bicycle Accident Attorneys

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Have you been injured in a bicycle accident? Or perhaps a loved one was riding a bike and was struck by a driver on East 11th Street or another busy road in Tulsa? Wherever your accident happened, it's important to take legal action right away with an experienced Tulsa bicycle accident lawyer on your side.

Otherwise, you and your family might not receive the financial compensation you need and deserve after your crash. This money is for critical, accident-related expenses - medical bills, lost income, lost future income and more. Often, all of those expenses can add up to thousands or even millions of dollars.

That's why we take legal cases involving bicycle accidents so seriously at Lawter & Associates, PLLC in Tulsa. We've been doing this work for more than four decades. As a result, we know that the work we do for you can make a dramatic difference for you in the future. For us, your case is about more than just money. It's about helping you get your life back on track, one step at a time.

How did your bicycle accident happen?

Bicycle accidents happen for many different reasons. Some of the most common causes of bicycle accidents include:

  • A distracted driver hits a bicycle
  • A texting driver doesn't stay in the lane and strikes a cyclist
  • A driver opens a door quickly and causes a dooring accident with a cyclist.
  • A speeding driver can't stop in time and crashes into a bicycle.
  • A tailgating driver doesn't leave enough space and hits a cyclist.

Is this how your bicycle accident happened on South Harvard Avenue? Or did the driver who caused your crash do something else on another Tulsa road? Wherever your accident happened, no matter what the circumstances, we're here to help you get your life back on track.

The life-altering impact of bicycle accident injuries

While helmets and other safety gear can provide some protection, ultimately, when a car strikes a bicycle, serious injuries usually occur. You may have a traumatic brain injury, a serious leg injury, or life-altering damage to another part of your body. Even less obviously severe injuries, such as bruising after a bicycle accident, can be warning signs of a life-threatening internal injury. That’s why you need to get checked out by a doctor, and it’s why you should be fully compensated for your losses.

Of course, the insurance companies know the price of bicycle crashes. That’s why they offer lowball settlements or deny and dispute claims to keep their costs down. The steps you take right after a bicycle accident will make a dramatic difference.

What should I do after a bicycle accident?

Knowing what to do after a bicycle crash caused by a motorist can be confusing. Each collision often presents its own challenges. However, if you were hit by a car while cycling, there are certain steps you must take to protect your rights and your health.

  • Call the police – If you are healthy enough to do so, contact the police. Ask them to respond to your bicycle crash and formally investigate what happened. Having an official accident report can often make a dramatic difference in the outcome of your injury claim.
  • Seek medical attention – Many bicycle injuries can be very serious. Make sure you have a medical professional examine you right away. Even if you feel fine, you could have a life-threatening internal injury. Don’t take chances with your health. Have an emergency medical technician (EMT) or doctor conduct a thorough medical examination. Schedule a follow-up appointment with you doctor as well to make sure you’re OK.
  • Get the driver’s information – After your crash, make sure you get the driver’s name, address, driver’s license number and insurance information. Also ask the driver to wait and stay until the police arrive. If the driver tries to flee the scene of your crash, take a picture of the vehicle and write down as much information as you can about it, including the license plate number, type of car and color. The more information, the better.
  • Take pictures – Take pictures of your crash and the accident site. Pictures of your crash can serve as valuable pieces of evidence.
  • Talk to witnesses – Many bicycle crashes, especially in busy cities like Tulsa, happen on crowded streets. If another cyclist or pedestrian saw your crash, get their name and best phone number to contact them. Also ask them to stay and tell the police exactly what they saw.
  • Call a lawyer – The sooner you talk to an attorney, the better. So many different legal issues often come up after a bicycle accident. Your lawyer can help you tackle all these complex issues and make sure your rights are protected. Remember, you didn’t do anything wrong. You shouldn’t have to pay for someone else’s mistakes. Demand the compensation you deserve. Talk to an attorney and learn more about your rights.

What our Tulsa bicycle accident lawyers can do for you

The biggest obstacle cyclists often face is drivers who try to deny doing anything wrong. In your particular case, you might even be dealing with a driver who insists that you somehow did something to cause your crash.

Either way, you can pretty much guarantee that the driver's insurance company will do everything it can to reduce or deny your accident claim. That's because all they care about is trying to save money.

If someone caused your accident, they should be held accountable for their actions. We know how to investigate such complex cases - from analyzing accident reports to interviewing witnesses. We also regularly consult with accident reconstruction experts.

You didn't do anything wrong. You shouldn't have to pay for someone else's mistakes. Find out how an experienced Tulsa bicycle accident attorney can help you. Contact us and schedule your free case evaluation right now.

Lawter & Associates, PLLC
6450 S Lewis Avenue #100
Tulsa, OK 74136
Phone: (918) 496-9577

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3313 N Classen Blvd
Oklahoma City, OK 73118

Toll Free: 866-584-1027
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6450 S Lewis Ave #100
Tulsa, OK 74136

Toll Free: 866-584-1028
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