Obeying all applicable traffic laws is expected of all drivers on the road. There are those who either neglect to follow these rules of the road or may feel that the rules simply do not apply to them. This may cause Louisiana residents to become unwilling participants in a potentially serious, or even fatal, car or motorcycle accident.
The possibility of becoming injured, or worse, fails to keep some drivers from taking unnecessary chances on the roadways. A recent accident that occurred around noon in Shreveport on June 10 may have authorities wondering what caused the accident. It was lucky that no one died as a result of this crash.
The details of this accident are slim. According to the Shreveport Police, a car failed to stop at a stop sign and slammed into a motorcyclist. The rider was taken to a nearby hospital and is expected to recover. The nature and extent of the injuries, as well as the current condition of the rider, is unknown. Just because someone is expected to be “okay,” however, does not mean that it will not take some time, surgeries or physical therapy before that happens.
While Louisiana authorities in Shreveport continue their investigation into this motorcycle accident, the injured victim may be getting some much-needed rest to help recover from the injuries suffered in the crash. It is believed that no charges have as yet been filed in conjunction with crash. Even if criminal charges are not filed, the injured rider retains the right to file a personal injury claim against the driver of the car for any damages incurred, such as out-of-pocket medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering. A monetary judgment must be based upon proof of negligence by another party, and any amount awarded could help alleviate the financial burden this accident has placed on the injured rider.
Source: ksla.com, “Motorcycle rider injured in Shreveport accident“, Sean Staggs, June 10, 2014