Need an Injury Lawyer for a Louisiana Motorcycle Accident?
In 2015, Louisiana motorcycle accidents caused 80 fatalities. In Louisiana, though motorcycle accidents usually lead to injuries, it is clear that these specific accidents bring the most devastating injuries. This is due to the fact that motorcycle riders are some of the most vulnerable people on the roadways, susceptible to a variety of injuries due to the fact that they have very little protection from the elements. In this way, they are much like pedestrians, who cannot protect themselves when a car comes flying out of nowhere.
Though not every accident can be prevented and you may have been injured in a serious motorcycle crash, this doesn’t mean that you don’t have a right to compensation. We want to help you every step of the way as you work to receive the compensation you deserve after a negligent driver has pushed you from your bike. Louisiana, like many states in the south, brings in a variety of tourists each year, which means that anyone can be highly susceptible to these life-changing accidents that cause you harm. Let us help you every step of the way as you work toward success in your case.
Determining Who Caused Your Accident
If you want to compensate for your motorcycle accident injuries, you will have to ask the question: Who is liable? Many drivers act negligently every year, some of which are unintentional when a driver does not see a motorcycle rider on the roads. Drivers are not as careful as they could be when it comes to motorcyclists, who have very little to protect themselves, especially if they are not wearing a helmet. It is not unheard of for a motorcycle rider to sustain serious injuries like brain injuries, broken bones, and even severe road rash that has a high chance of becoming infected. On top of the injuries you may sustain, some could be permanent, so you could be left disabled with no place to turn for help. This is why it is so important to determine how and why your accident occurred, and who was the cause of your life-changing accident.
Common Causes of Many Motorcycle Accidents
Motorcycle accidents happen for many reasons, some of which are more common than others. Here are some of the most common accidents you might see on our roadways:
- A car makes a left turn in front of your bike when they are navigating the intersection because they are looking ahead instead of to the side. Sometimes this simply happens because a vehicle didn’t see you coming, and in other situations it could happen when a driver misjudges how quickly you are coming through the intersection. Sometimes, it happens because a driver was distracted or not paying attention to the roads, such as when they are talking on a phone.
- A car quickly changes lanes in front of you, not looking for you at the side of their vehicle. Sometimes, because motorcyclists are on smaller vehicles, they will become hidden easily in blind spots.
- A vehicle hits you from behind, causing you to be thrown from your motorcycle. This could easily be considered a “fender bender” if it involved two vehicles. But, because you are on a motorcycle, this could be a deadly scenario.
You May Be Entitled to Damages
If you have been injured, you may have a right to compensation, especially if another party caused your accident. If a driver was not careful on the roadways and negligence comes into play, they may owe you compensation for a variety of aspects such as medical bill payments, lost wages from missing work, emotional suffering, and more. We can help you in your time of need. Let’s get started on your motorcycle accident claim today.