When a vehicle causes a motorcycle crash, the injuries can be so severe that they require lifelong treatment, or worse, could lead to death. Getting a consultation with an experienced motorcycle injury attorney can mean the difference between stress over medical bills and getting back on your feet.
What Causes Motorcycle Accidents and Injury?
While some auto accidents can occur without anyone involved being injured, the same cannot be said for motorcycle accidents. Many motorcycle accidents can be severely detrimental to the motorcyclist involved.
There is a misconception that motorcyclists are reckless and behave dangerously on the road. At Cueria Law Firm, LLC, we know this is false. However, insurance companies will make motorcyclists out to be the negligent party in accidents in which another driver was at fault.
We’ll work hard to find evidence supporting a number of ways other parties make road conditions more dangerous for motorcycles, including:
- Road maintenance issues, such as potholes, which can have far more severe consequences for motorcycles than for other vehicle drivers.
- Traffic failing to recognize motorcycles moving, or behaving in way that is dangerous.
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, making them unable to quickly react to motorcyclists on the road.
- Failure to follow traffic laws and causing an accident with grave consequences for motorcycles.
Motorcycle Accident Injuries
When a motorcycle is involved in an accident with another vehicle, the consequences are often severe. Motorcycles do not have the same safety devices that vehicles have to protect motorcyclists from injuries.
Injuries suffered during a motorcycle accident can include broken bones, brain injuries, spine injuries and burns or abrasions requiring extended healing time.
From the moment you are in the accident, the costs start piling up. In a motorcycle accident injury claim we will outline these as damages, or costs you incurred because of the fault of another driver. This will include:
- Medical Expenses
- Lost Wages
- Mental Pain and Anguish
- Psychological Trauma
- Loss of Consortium
While some of the above listed are considered non-economic damages, they do come with a financial burden. If you were injured in a motorcycle accident which was the fault of another driver, it is important to understand your rights.
New Orleans Attorney Brent Cueria talking about Motorcycle Accident Claims.
Handling an Insurance Claim After a Motorcycle Accident
In the days following your motorcycle accident, you will be contacted by the responsible party’s insurance company. After asking you for details about your motorcycle accident, you may be offered a check in exchange for waiving your right to further claims or lawsuits.
Insurance companies are aware that you are experiencing an overwhelming trauma between your physical injuries and the stress of being unable to work. They use this to their advantage and offer you less than they know you would receive in a trial, hoping you accept it and move on.
By hiring a personal injury attorney who is familiar with motorcycle accident laws in Louisiana, you’ll be more prepared to fight for the compensation you need to recover. The motorcycle accident lawyer at Cueria Law Firm, LLC, has over 25 years of experience handling insurance claims, mediations and even bringing lawsuits against insurance companies.
Filing a Wrongful Death Claim When a Motorcycle Driver Dies
The United States Federal Government estimates that the number of deaths on motorcycles was almost 29 times the number of deaths in cars per mile traveled in 2015. Because of this, it’s important that a motorcyclist’s family understands their right to a wrongful death claim following a motorcycle accident.
The grief felt by a motorcyclists loved ones is only exaggerated by knowing that another driver’s reckless actions caused the death of their loved one. Instead of worrying about the costs associated with a fatal motorcycle accident, our motorcycle accident attorneys will ensure they have peace in knowing all negligent parties were held responsible for their loss.
Hiring an Attorney Following a Motorcycle Accident
At Cueria Law Firm, LLC, our initial consultation is always free. Our experienced motorcycle injury attorney will review the facts of your case to determine if you have a claim against the other driver’s insurance, or any other parties. If you have a case, we will begin working to build your claim as soon as you sign a retainer. No payments are required upfront, and we only get paid once you have been paid.
While you focus on recovering from your motorcycle accident injuries, our team will be working to provide you with the best possible case outcome. This includes:
- Gathering police reports, witness statements and other documents supporting your motorcycle accident claim.
- Setting you up with a medical doctor who can assess your injuries and determine if they were a result of your motorcycle accident. These medical professionals may be called on during your case as an expert to prove the extent of your injuries.
- Reviewing medical records to make sure you are being treated for the full extent of your injuries.
- Communicating directly with the insurance adjuster assigned to your case so that you can have peace of mind while recovering.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident, it is important to receive legal guidance that will allow you to rest easy while you recover. Our lawyer will provide that reassurance while aggressively pursuing the negligent party responsible to make sure you receive the maximum compensation for your injuries. Contact our New Orleans attorney today at (504) 525-5211.
Other Transportation Accident Cases We Handle
While most accident cases have similar processes to go through, they differ depending on the types of vehicles involved. Our firm is familiar with many types of transportation accidents and can offer a free consultation on the following: