Man and woman in critical condition after motorcycle accident

Every decision a Louisiana driver makes can have serious consequences. For instance, the decision to get behind the wheel of a vehicle after drinking can put the lives of everyone on the road in danger and cause a horrific automobile or motorcycle accident. Unsuspecting motorists and their passengers could suffer life-altering injuries, or even death, at the hands of someone who should not even be driving.

The lives of a man and woman changed in an instant when a driver suspected of being under the influence slammed into them. At approximately 8:45 p.m. on a recent Friday, a vehicle driven by a 59-year-old man hit a motorcycle as it attempted to cross an intersection. The two riders were catapulted off the motorcycle.

Reports indicate that both the man and woman suffered severe head injuries. They were rushed to a hospital in the New Orleans area where, at last report, they were both considered to be in critical condition. The allegedly impaired driver, however, was uninjured. So far, he faces a DWI charge, but authorities say that could change as the investigation progresses.

Even if Louisiana prosecutors secure a conviction in connection with the motorcycle accident, that does not necessarily help the victims. They each retain the right to file personal injury claims against the driver seeking restitution for the monetary damages they are undoubtedly incurring. Depending on the nature of their injuries, one or both of them could suffer from lifelong mental and physical disabilities. A successfully litigated claim could provide them with a monetary judgment that could provide them with the resources they may need now and in the future.

Source: wwltv.com, "Two critical after accident with suspected drunk driver", May 9, 2015

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Let me help you protect your right to recovery. Contact my Louisiana law office online, or call 225-224-0383 to schedule a free consultation with an experienced attorney.

Email Us For a Response

Free Case Review

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Vincent J. DeSalvo, Attorney at Law
7918 Wrenwood Boulevard, Suite A
Baton Rouge, LA 70809

Phone: 225-224-0383
Baton Rouge Law Office Map