Opelousas Motorcycle Accident Attorney

Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle drivers are the most vulnerable and unprotected drivers on the road.  According to The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, “more than 80 percent of all reported motorcycle crashes result in injury or death.”

Motorcycle accidents can be severe because riders have virtually no protection from impacts. In fact, even small seemingly harmless accidents can cause permanent injuries or death. Severed limbs, broken bones, brain injuries, and paralysis are common in motorcycle accidents.

You need personal injury lawyer, if you were in a motorcycle accident. Hospitalization, surgery, and ongoing doctor visits will ruin a family’s budget. Our Opelousas staff and attorneys will fight to assure your compensation.

Whatever injury you or your loved one suffered in an accident, you deserve compensation for:

  • Medical Bills
  • Lost wages
  • Rehabilitation expenses
  • Physical and mental pain and suffering

 

Common Motorcycle Accident Causes:
  • Failure to clear an intersection before crossing or turning
  • Speeding
  • Unsafe merging
  • Poorly lit roads
  • Unsafe lane changes
  • Defective safety equipment
  • Tire blowouts
  • Negligent or distracted drivers
  • Debris in the roadway
Helmet Laws and Statistics

The use of helmets while riding a motorcycle is extremely important. In Louisiana, it is the law to wear a helmet while riding.

Serious head injury is very common among motorcyclists. In 2015 motorcycle helmets saved 1,772 lives, according to NHTSA. Helmets are estimated to be 37 percent effective in preventing fatal injuries for motorcycle riders and 41 percent effective for passengers.

Motorcycle helmets have a hard outer shell that distributes the force of an impact to protect the skull and prevents objects from piercing it. The inner liner is crushable and limits the force of impacts by absorbing some of the energy that would have impacted the head and brain. 

A National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) study in 2014,  found that 10 times more unhelmeted motorcyclists died (1,565) in states that did not have universal helmet laws than in states that had universal helmet laws.

 

Property Damage

The Government Accounting Office (GAO) estimated that in 2010 motorcycle crashes cost $16 billion in direct costs. These include:

  • medical costs
  • emergency services
  • rehabilitation
  • lost wages
  • property damage
  • insurance costs, including claims
  • market productivity loss
  • loss in household productivity
  • cost of defense attorneys
IF YOU OR A LOVED ONE IS IN NEED OF LEGAL ASSISTANCE, CONTACT US NOW.

Call our office today for a FREE review of your personal injury case. We typically work on a contingent agreement basis, which means our fees are contingent upon the outcome of your case.

 

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Opelousas Motorcycle Accident Attorney

If you or some you love has injuries due to a motorcycle accident, our Opelousas, Louisiana lawyers may be able to help you. We can file a lawsuit to recover compensation you.

 

Collecting damages from the party at-fault for your accident can be complex. Insurance companies will fight to pay the minimum compensation. Our staff and lawyers have the experience needed to skillfully manage these types of claims.

Call us or fill in our contact form. Talk to our Opelousas, Louisiana personal injury attorneys about your case. Our firm works on a no win/no fee basis. Contact us to schedule a free, no obligation personal injury consultation.

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