The Edwards Law Firm Reminds Tulsa Drivers to Take Care Near Motorcyclists

(, August 03, 2013 ) TULSA, OK — In light of a recent motorcycle wreck that closed several northbound lanes of I-244, The Edwards Law Firm would like to remind Tulsa drivers how to safely share the road with motorcyclists.

Keeping in mind that motorcyclists can also drive carelessly at times, both cyclists and drivers of passenger vehicles need to be sure to drive defensively and responsibly at all times. Motorcyclists have a tendency to slip in between cars without signaling and can easily be lost in a driver’s blind spot, so giving extra distance between the vehicle and the motorcycle will help put more reaction time between the two drivers in the event of an impending accident.

Remember these tips when sharing Tulsa roads with motorcycles to help avoid accidents:

• Stay aware of the motorcycle’s position in traffic; watch their movements
• Assume the motorcycle is closer than it appears, as it is sometimes hard to judge distance
• Give a motorcyclist plenty of room— no crowding or tailgating
• Be extra cautious in bad driving conditions, such as poor visibility or wet roads
• Signal so the motorcyclist understands you intend to turn
• Motorcyclists: wearing brightly colored clothing will help visibility in traffic

When drivers and motorcyclists work together and act responsibly, Tulsa’s roads and highways can be alleviated of many unnecessary motorcycle-versus-car crashes.

If you were injured in a car or motorcycle accident because the other driver was behaving carelessly and without regard for their safety or your own, you may be eligible for compensation that can help cover medical expenses and the pain and suffering you experienced.

Contact The Edwards Law Firm today at (800) 304-9246 to explore your rights and see how our skilled and compassionate legal team can fight for your rights.

About The Edwards Law Firm

The Edwards Law Firm serves clients throughout the state of Oklahoma and in some parts of Texas and Arkansas. With offices located in Sherman, Texas; Fort Smith, Arkansas; and McAlester, Tulsa, and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, our personal injury lawyers are dedicated to fighting for justice for injury and accident victims. We believe that every person deserves access to top legal counsel, regardless of their financial situation. Contact us today to schedule your free and confidential case evaluation.

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