Monroe Motorcycle Accident Attorneys
Need to File a Claim? Call Our Firm Immediately
Waiting too long to take legal action after a motorcycle accident can be a mistake. You might forget key details of the accident that would have otherwise been a great starting point for your case. Or you might wait so long that you lose the legal right to file due to Louisiana’s statute of limitation on personal injury claims.
To start building your case with confidence, contact Morris & Dewett Injury Lawyers in Monroe today. We have recovered millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for our clients throughout the years. Even for complex motorcycle accident cases, we have what it takes to develop each case to stand up to intense insurance company scrutiny.
Catastrophic Injuries Suffered by Motorcyclists
It is common for motorcyclists to suffer catastrophic injuries in a crash. The lack of outer protection for them makes a rider susceptible to severe injuries. A motorcyclist does not need to even be traveling at a high speed for a crash to be devastating. If an insurance company tries to say that your injuries must be exaggerated because you were in a low-speed crash, then we will be ready to challenge them head-on.
Motorcycle accident claims often involve the following injuries and more:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Broken bones
- Road rash
- Permanent scarring
Extensive Damages for Motorcycle Accident Victims
The damages that you can cite in your motorcycle accident claim might include:
- Medical bills
- Pain and suffering
- Permanent disability
- Pain and suffering
When calculating your damages, our team will want to take into account what you will experience and incur in the future. It is possible that your case’s value could grow dramatically after we get a full understanding of your injuries. For example, an orthopedic specialist might be able to confirm that you will likely experience limited mobility for the rest of your life due to a back injury suffered in your crash. If this happens, then we can demand higher compensation that reflects years of hardship, not just what you have already endured.
Where Do Most Motorcycle Accidents Happen?
Motorcycle accidents can happen wherever motorists are negligent. However, some of the worst motorcycle accidents happen at intersections. Drivers are less likely to notice motorcycles when checking for approaching vehicles because they have subconsciously trained themselves to look for the larger frames of cars and trucks. As such, a driver who is only paying half attention to the road runs a high risk of turning left directly in front of an approaching motorcyclist, causing a terrible accident.
Why You Should Always Wear a Helmet
It is unlawful to operate a motorcycle in Louisiana without wearing a helmet. However, a citation should be the least of your worries when you don’t have your helmet on. As you know, not wearing a helmet increases your risk of suffering a head injury in a wreck. But did you know that it can damage your chances of securing fair compensation from the driver who hits you?
The driver’s insurance company will try to argue that you are liable for your injuries if you weren’t wearing your helmet when the crash happened. To some extent, they might be right, so it will be more difficult to keep your liability down. The higher your liability in a case, the less money you can receive through compensation later.
The bottom line: Always wear a motorcycle helmet.
Ready to Help You With Your Claim
Our Monroe motorcycle accident attorneys are here to make creating, filing, and managing a claim as simple for you as possible. While you take care of yourself, we can take care of all aspects of your case. This is what we have done for so many clients throughout the years. Let us help you in the same way, too!