Motorcycle Accidents

It should be reasonable to expect that you are going to arrive safely, no matter what mode of transportation you choose to get to your destination. Sadly, accidents on the road are all too common. For motorcyclists across the country, the stakes are even higher.

Against a large truck or even an average-sized car, a motorcyclist is likely to sustain the most injuries of any party in either type of crash. When a collision occurs, the motorcyclist’s body absorbs the direct impact of the car. It’s simply the nature of the motorcycle that makes it much easier for a rider to be thrown from the vehicle. Most drivers are not maliciously ignorant, but that does not mean they can’t be held accountable for their negligence.

Louisiana Helmet Law & Motorcycle Crash Statistics

The helmet law in Louisiana reflects the state’s effort to prevent harm and injury to our motorcycle enthusiasts. Any person operating or riding as a passenger of a motorcycle must wear a helmet. Despite this type of preventative measure being in place, severe injuries still happen. In 2018, over 75% of reported motorcycle accidents in the state of Louisiana resulted in injuries or fatalities.

Motorcycle Accident Injuries

There is quite a range of severity under which the injuries of motorcycle accidents fall. Examples of some of the possible injuries include:

  • Road rash
  • Head injury
  • Broken bones
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Disfigurement or dismemberment
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Paralysis

The worst consequence of any vehicle accident is the loss of life. No one should have to suffer injuries or the loss of a loved one just because of the type of vehicle they drive.

MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENTS CAN CAUSE DEVASTATING DAMAGE

BRUSCATO LAW CAN HELP

Causes of Fatal Motorcycle Accidents

Nearly 25% of the fatal motorcycle accidents reported actually involve the motorcyclist colliding with a fixed object rather than another moving vehicle. About half of the fatal motorcycle accidents that involve another vehicle occur while the other vehicle is turning. Finally, rear-end collisions also result in a significant percentage of serious injuries and fatalities for motorcyclists — another reason as to why it’s essential for any motorcyclist to exercise extreme care while enjoying their ride on two wheels.

Receive Compensation for Your Motorcycle Accident Injuries

Motorcyclists are usually perceived by many people to be reckless, thrill-seeking rebels. So when a crash involves a motorcycle and a vehicle (of any kind), most believe the motorcyclist is naturally the one at fault. With this common bias, it's important for motorcyclists to seek the help of an experienced attorney to build the strongest legal case on their behalf.

The legalities of fighting for compensation after you have been injured because of someone else's negligence are often complex and stressful. Bruscato Law can take the legal burdens off your plate so you can focus on your recovery.

Types of Compensation

With an experienced motorcycle accident attorney on your side, you are more likely to recover fair compensation for any of the following:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Vehicle repair
  • Pain and suffering

Work with Bruscato Law to Find Out if You Have a Claim

If you or a loved one is suffering from injuries or loss after a motorcycle accident, you don’t have to suffer alone. Especially if it wasn’t your fault, it shouldn’t be your burden to bear. To make the roads of Louisiana a safer place for all, it’s important to hold negligent drivers responsible for the consequences of their careless actions. I have a record of successful settlements for my clients and am dedicated to continuing to provide knowledgeable, straightforward, and accessible legal counsel to victims when they need it most.

Motorcycle Accidents Attorney in Monroe, Louisiana

If you have suffered injuries or loss due to a motorcycle accident, you could be entitled to compensation that can help your recovery process. Experienced personal injury attorney John Bruscato can efficiently guide you through understanding all your legal rights and options. If you are seeking legal advice in Monroe, Louisiana, give him a call to schedule a free consultation.