Because of their vulnerability, Louisiana motorcycle riders who are involved in an accident often suffer injuries far worse than people riding in passenger cars or other vehicles with an enclosed cabin. Recovering from motorcycle injuries can involve a significant amount of time. During that time, medical bills, lost income and other financial damages add up quickly.
If you or a loved one suffered injuries in a motorcycle accident that was due to the negligence of another party, it may be possible to obtain damages by successfully litigating a personal injury claim. Drivers involved in accidents with motorcycles often have one of three reasons for the crash. The first is that a driver is tailgating and the vehicle hits the motorcycle. Second, a larger vehicle fails to yield the right-of-way to the rider, who is then unable to avoid a collision. Finally, some drivers fail to pay adequate attention to their surroundings and claim not to see the motorcyclist.
These are just three of the ways that a negligent driver can cause injury to a motorcycle rider. Every accident is unique, and an attorney will sit down with you and review the circumstances that led to your injuries or the death of a loved one. The cause of the crash will be investigated, the parties that may be responsible will be identified and all damages will be determined and calculated.
Suffering from motorcycle injuries can result in a permanent disability. Many victims require some measure of medical care for the rest of their lives or are no longer able to engage in activities they enjoyed before the accident. Based upon appropriate proof of negligence, a Louisiana court may order the monetary restitution needed in order to accommodate those medical needs and the loss of enjoyment of life. Damages may also be awarded to a surviving family for the loss of a loved one as the result of a motorcycle crash caused by the negligence of another party.