Tulsa Motorcycle Accident Attorney

At Gorospe Law Group, we understand the unique challenges faced by victims of Tulsa motorcycle accidents. Our legal team, led by our experienced Tulsa personal injury attorney Anthony Gorospe, is dedicated to providing the representation you need to secure fair compensation for your injuries, medical expenses, and other damages. With a proven track record, including a $1,100,000 settlement in a motorcycle accident case, we are committed to advocating for your rights and guiding you through every step of the legal process. Trust Gorospe Law Group to handle your case with the care it deserves. Call (918) 582-7775 today for your free consultation.

Rely on Gorospe Law Group for Your Tulsa Motorcycle Accident Claim

By choosing Gorospe Law Group as your Tulsa motorcycle accident attorney, you can rely upon a firm with a proven track record and a commitment to our clients. Here are the reasons why you can count on us:

  • Experienced Representation: We are led by attorney Anthony Gorospe who has over 20 years of legal experience. Anthony’s background as an insurance defense attorney and former prosecutor gives him unique insights into defense strategies and courtroom dynamics.
  • Proven Success: We have secured significant settlements for our clients, including a $1,100,000 settlement in a motorcycle accident case.
  • Personalized Attention: At Gorospe Law Group, we prioritize each client by maintaining a manageable caseload. This approach allows us to provide personalized attention and tailor our legal strategies to meet your specific needs.
  • Contingency Fee Policy: Our firm operates on a contingency fee basis, meaning you pay no upfront costs or legal fees unless we win your case. We are invested in your success, as our fees are contingent upon achieving a favorable outcome for you.

Why A Lawyer is Essential in Your Tulsa Motorcycle Accident Claim

Facing a Tulsa motorcycle accident claim can be challenging. Here’s how our legal team can assist you with your claim:

  • Dealing with Legal Procedures: Our legal team understands the intricate legal procedures involved in motorcycle accident claims including making sure all necessary paperwork is filed correctly and on time to avoid any potential pitfalls.
  • Accurate Damage Assessment: We can accurately evaluate the full extent of your damages, including medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and future rehabilitation costs.
  • Proving Liability: Establishing fault in a motorcycle accident can be complicated. Anthony Gorospe has the proven experience to build a strong case that proves liability.
  • Negotiation with Insurance Companies: Insurance companies often aim to minimize payouts. Anthony Gorospe will effectively negotiate with insurers on your behalf including leveraging their knowledge of legal tactics to secure a fair settlement. If your case goes to trial, he is ready to advocate for your best interest.

Contributory Negligence in Tulsa Motorcycle Accident Claims

Tulsa motorcycle accident claims are influenced by the concept of contributory negligence. This legal principle determines how fault and damages are assigned in personal injury cases. The comparative negligence rule is found under Oklahoma Statutes Title 23, §23-13:

“In all actions hereafter brought, whether arising before or after the effective date of this act, for negligence resulting in personal injuries or wrongful death, or injury to property, contributory negligence shall not bar a recovery, unless any negligence of the person so injured, damaged or killed, is of greater degree than any negligence of the person, firm or corporation causing such damage, or unless any negligence of the person so injured, damaged or killed, is of greater degree than the combined negligence of any persons, firms or corporations causing such damage.”

What this means is that the suing party (i.e., the plaintiff) can recover damages as long as they are less than 51% at fault for the accident. If the plaintiff’s fault is 51% or more, they are barred from recovering any damages​. The percentage of fault assigned to each party directly affects the amount of compensation the plaintiff can receive. For example:

  • If a motorcyclist is found to be 30% at fault for an accident for speeding slightly over the speed limit and the total damages amount to $100,000, the compensation would be reduced by 30%, resulting in a recovery of $70,000.
  • If the motorcyclist is 50% at fault for changing lanes without signaling at the same time as the other driver doing the same action, they would receive 50% of the damages.
  • If the motorcyclist is found to be 51% or more at fault for weaving dangerously through traffic, they would not be entitled to any compensation​

Helmet Laws in Tulsa Motorcycle Accident Claims

Helmet laws play a significant role in Tulsa motorcycle accident claims. Tulsa’s motorcycle helmet laws are governed under Oklahoma Statutes Title 47, §12-609:

“B. No person under eighteen (18) years of age shall operate or ride upon any motorcycle unless such person is properly wearing a crash helmet of a type which complies with standards established by 49 C.F.R., Section 571.218.”

Under this law, motorcycle riders and passengers under the age of 18 are required to wear a helmet. Given Oklahoma’s contributory negligence laws, the defense may argue that the victim contributed to the accident if they were not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident. In addition, medical experts and evidence may focus on whether the lack of a helmet directly contributed to the severity of injuries.

Contact Our Tulsa Motorcycle Accident Attorney Today

If you or a loved one has been involved in a Tulsa motorcycle accident, get the legal representation you need to protect your rights and secure the compensation you deserve. At Gorospe Law Group, our dedicated team has a proven track record of successfully handling Tulsa motorcycle accident claims. We understand the complexities of these cases and are committed to providing personalized legal support for your claim. Don’t navigate this challenging time alone. Contact Gorospe Law Group today to schedule a free consultation and take the first step towards justice and recovery. Call (918) 582-7775 today to schedule a consultation with a Tulsa motorcycle accident lawyer.

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