Not all motorcycle accidents are fatal, but riders often suffer a variety of injuries that can be life-altering even if they survive. Head injuries, burns and other motorcycle injuries can alter the way you live for the rest of your life. If it is believed that another party or parties were at fault for the crash in which you suffered serious injuries, a personal injury claim filed in a Louisiana civil court might be appropriate.
A motorcycle’s small size makes it far too easy for a driver who is not paying adequate attention to miss it. In fact, many drivers claim that they simply did not see the smaller vehicle when they pulled out or turned in front of one. People also tend to misjudge the distance between them and a motorcycle and end up following it too closely. Just as would be the case with any larger vehicle, this could lead to a rear-end collision. However, with a motorcycle, the destruction and injuries are often amplified.
Even with a helmet and leathers, there is no guarantee that a rider will not suffer a traumatic brain injury, broken bones or life-threatening internal injuries. The human body often turns out to be far more fragile than any of us realizes. One person can walk away from a crash while someone in a similar accident is seriously injured. Furthermore, a seemingly moderate injury could quickly become serious without warning in the days and weeks following a crash.
There is no way to really know what lasting affects some motorcycle injuries will have on a person. If you were involved in a motorcycle accident, it would most likely be in your best interest to consult with an attorney as soon as possible to determine whether filing a personal injury claim is in order. Successfully establishing that another person’s negligence caused or contributed to your injuries could result in a Louisiana court awarding you damages to help with your recovery and any alterations you may be forced to make to your life.