Motorcycle accidents can happen anywhere and at any time but when they do, will you or your family know what to do next? The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released information that shows the number of traffic incidents in the 2000’s involving motorcycle incidents. Louisiana law requires that everyone wear a helmet when operating a motorcycle but even though they extremely helpful and are the law – they are not foolproof. The majority of Louisiana’s helmeted motorcycle accidents in 2008 were fatal. This means that regardless of the safety measures, there is still a good chance that you or a family member can be severely injured obeying all laws on their motorcycle.
There are many types of motorcycles on our roads today and the number is increasing every year. Each year brings new riders, new models and a larger pool of motorcyclists to our roadways. Each of these variables introduces new strengths and weaknesses, which can make some riders or motorcycles more dangerous than others. Motorcyclists that happen to be victims of accidents due to the negligence of any kind can be exposed to a serious injury. We all know the costs of health care with a plan but imagine if you or a loved one have to pursue treatment without? This is why it is important for you to contact our firm right away if you or a loved one has been a victim of this type of accident.
It is often the negligence of another automobile, large vehicle or truck that causes the accident to occur. This is because of the normal causes but introduce that the motorcycle is smaller than these other vehicles only compounds the situation. There are other factors that contribute to accidents as well such as a motorcycle changing lines abruptly without signaling and when pedestrians unknowingly enter a path of a motorcyclist. Any of these scenarios can prove to be fatal or at the very least, life altering for everyone involved. If you or your family member is a victim, please do not hesitate and call our firm today. There is no reason you should be dealing with the insurance companies and other motorists while undergoing treatment or taking care of a loved one.
In Louisiana, a claim for damages and what is rightly owed to the victim must be issued within one year of the accident date. This may seem like plenty of time but the longer you or your family wait, the more evidence can become unclear and details wane. There are difficult laws to navigate in motorcycle accidents and call for an expert to ensure their clients best interests, damages and compensation is fought for.
If you have been in any type of motorcycle accident, call us now! Our team is standing by to prepare and handle your case as a priority. We want you to spend the time necessary healing and take care of your family which is why we are ready to fight for you. We will outline your rights and whether you should obtain our help in the pursuit of your case!