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
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.
It 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:
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.
The 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.