Help for Injured Bikers in Louisiana

louisiana motorcycle accident lawyers

Louisiana is a well-known motorcyclist state. We love our bikes in this beautiful southern state, it’s not only a way of travel but it’s a hobby. If you were out on your Harley, BMW, Ducati, or even your Indian, or any motorcycle and you were in an accident our motorcycle accident lawyers are ready to listen. We help and push for motorbike accident victims to get a real good payout after an accident.

Why We Help Motorcycle Accident Victims


69 motorcycle deaths in LA 1324 motorcycle injuries in LA
 
Louisiana had 69 deaths from motorcycle accidents in 2014,
as well as 1,324 cases leading to injuries.

The types of injuries sustained in motorcycle accidents are typically extremely serious and in many cases, fatal. Injuries will usually require extensive medical care, rehabilitation, and in some cases, the damage is permanent with physical or cognitive disabilities. This sadly includes bikers who were wearing protective gear like helmets, pads, and other forms of protective gear. With the injuries bikers experience our lawyers are dedicated to helping them out because the accident was a terrible experience.

statistics about motorcycle injuries in LouisianaIt is estimated that a motorcycle rider is 26 times more likely to die in a crash than those in passenger vehicles. The majority of motorcycle accidents are the result of the actions of other motorists. That means lives can change in just seconds because of another driver’s carelessness – particularly when a motorcyclist is sharing the road with a distracted driver, a drunk driver, or an aggressive driver who is taking risks. It’s unfortunate but alcohol and drugs influence a big part of fatal motorcycle accidents in Louisiana to this day.

Once a motorcyclist is hit by another vehicle, the rider may be thrown onto the road surface, where he or she may suffer very serious bodily injuries. Helmets can be helpful in protecting against head and brain injuries, but even riders who wear safety gear are not fully protected against a brain injury. These injuries not only come with a heavy physical and emotional toll, they came with a heavy price tag. This is why motorcycle accident lawyers are needed because those costs are not always covered.

Many motorcycle accidents occur at stop signs, stoplights, and intersections. The vehicle driver fails to stop, impacting the motorcycle from behind, or turns out and hits a motorcyclist crossing an intersection who has right of way. The motorcycle rider is then thrown into the air, only to land on the roadway, at risk of being hit by another driver. This shows that bikers are not always at-fault, and yet they’re the most injured victim from the accident.


Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries: Serious To Catastrohpic Damage

A 2008 study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention detailed the parts of the body most commonly hurt when a motorcyclist crashes. They are:


More injury statistics about accidents


A study by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) found that trauma centers treated motorcyclists most often for lower extremity injuries, including leg, pelvis, and knee injuries. However, the injuries motorcyclists sustained to their head, chest, and abdominal area tended to be more severe.

knee hurting after an accidentThe NHTSA study also examined hospital charges for injured motorcyclists. Twenty five percent of motorcycle accident victims that suffered lower extremity injuries combined with other injuries incurred average hospital bills of $109,000.

Given those kinds of medical bills and the likelihood of lasting injuries, you owe it to yourself and your family to hire an experienced motorcycle accident attorney.


Our Attorneys Want To Help You Succeed With A Motorcycle Accident Lawsuit

If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a motorcycle accident in Alexandria, Baton Rouge, Shreveport, Lake Charles, Monroe, Lafayette, or anywhere in the state of Louisiana, connect with Neblett, Beard & Arsenault today. We have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars in damages for our clients. Our attorneys also have over 150 years of combined experience. Call now to get your life back on track.

(318) 561-2500

Sources:
Highway Safety Research Group, LSU: Vehicles Involved in Crashes by Vehicle Type
Insurance Information Institute: Motorcycle Crashes

Our Areas of Practice

Louisiana injured accident victims have rights, and the attorneys of Neblett, Beard, and Arsenault want to help fight for them. Our attorneys understand that serious accident injuries can have a long-lasting impact on your life, and we will work hard to help you obtain compensation for your medical costs, property damage, lost time at work, and pain and suffering.
Personal injury cases can arise from a wide variety of accidents and other situations. Car accidents, truck accidents, slip and falls, exposure to toxic substances, and more are all avoidable circumstances that can lead to the unnecessary injury to a victim. Often, victims suffer serious injuries that leave them facing a difficult recovery or even a permanent disability. When that happens, victims should be able to focus on their health and recovery, not the complex and often frustrating details of a legal case.
When you are injured or become ill because of a dangerous drug, defective medical device, or a toxic consumer product, you are very likely not the only person to suffer. When a product harms a large number of people, a court may determine that the case can be filed as a mass tort action, which saves time, effort, and money for each individual plaintiff. Our mass tort attorneys are prepared to take on major manufacturers to get you the compensation you deserve.

Why Neblett, Beard & Arsenault Is Your Best Choice

You have a lot of choices when it comes to personal injury attorneys in the South Central U.S., so why choose us? Our results speak for themselves. Through our commitment and dedication, we are able to negotiate maximum settlements for our clients and we take pride in holding negligent parties responsible for the injuries they have caused. At Neblett, Beard & Arsenault, you can expect:

  • Experience in all areas of injury law. Our team of 16 attorneys has handled every type of personal injury claim—from motor vehicle accidents to nursing home abuse—and we will match our experience to your specific case. You can rest assured that we understand the best approach for your unique claim and we will pull out all the stops to fight for you.
  • Commitment to clients. We value each and every one of our clients as an individual and our entire team—from our friendly receptionist to our highly skilled attorneys—will treat you with the dignity and respect you deserve. You will always feel like you are our top priority and we will see your case through to the end.
  • Maximum results. Our many years of experience and knowledge of the law allow us to evaluate the strength of your case and adopt the best strategy to pursue the maximum settlement available. If more than one party may be held responsible for your injuries, we will file multiple claims to make sure you get every penny you are owed to help you recover and support your family.

While our large staff and comprehensive services offer the advantages of a big law firm, our personalized service and individual attention give our clients the feeling of a small town family firm. With Neblett, Beard & Arsenault, you get the best of both worlds!

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