Riding motorcycles can be an extremely rewarding hobby; however, our Oklahoma motorcycle accident lawyers at Colbert Cooper Hill Attorneys would like to remind citizens that motorcycles offer riders little protection in the event of a collision and the injuries a motorcyclist suffers can be long-lasting.
An article from News OK touches on a collision that occurred more than three months ago, which left eight motorcyclists seriously injured and one other dead. Several of the injured motorcyclists discussed how they are still recovering both physically and emotionally from the incident.
It was around 11:30 a.m. on April 11, 2015, when the motorcyclists set out for a ride. They were riding south on U.S. Highway 81 when an SUV suddenly crossed the centerlines in a curve in the road, and struck the string of motorcycles and their riders.
The victims were transported to local medical facilities for treatment, but they still continue to heal weeks and months after being released. The victims discussed how amputations and broken bones prevented them from going to work and conducting other daily activities as well.
Even when safety precautions are taken, there is no sure way to prevent all motorcycle crashes. That’s why it’s best for motorcyclists to be prepared and know what actions to take in the event of a crash. One of the best options for riders to consider is speaking with an Oklahoma personal injury lawyer. An attorney will be able to clarify your rights, as well as answer any questions you may have regarding your case.