Louisiana Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
Representing Those Involving in Serious Louisiana Motorcycle Crashes
According to the National Center of Statistics and Analysis, motorcyclists now represent approximately 14% of all motor vehicle-related fatalities—which is 8.3% higher than 1994 and the highest number of motorcyclists killed since data was first collected in 1975. In 2021, 86 people were killed in over 1,500 Louisiana motorcycle accidents. And while motorists want to blame motorcyclists for these accidents, the vast majority of motorcycle riders are cautious and defensive drivers. It's four-wheeled motorists who are the cause of many of these accidents.
Clayton, Frugé & Ward fights for anyone who's been injured while riding. But in a state like Louisiana, proving that you weren't at fault for your injuries is key to recovering your medical costs, lost wages, and other damages. Our Louisiana motorcycle injury attorneys devote all our time and energy to building an aggressive case on a plaintiff's behalf, proving the myriad ways they were the victim of another's negligent driving. Our case record speaks for itself, with over $1 billion in verdicts and settlements. Your next step is calling us to discuss your recovery options.
If you were injured in a motorcycle accident, you are entitled to seek compensation. Our Louisiana motorcycle accident lawyers at Clayton, Frugé & Ward can help you receive the best possible results for your case. Call us today (225) 209-9943!
Most Common Causes of Motorcycle Crashes
As exposed at motorcyclists are on the road, they are especially at risk in unforeseen and dangerous driving situations.
The most common causes of motorcycle crashes in Louisiana include:
- Negligent Drivers: One of the primary causes of motorcycle accidents is negligent drivers. If a neighboring driver is not following traffic laws or is driving distracted, they can cause a catastrophic accident. This could also include texting and driving, driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, swerving into a line, or making an abrupt turn.
- Blind Spots: Motorcyclists have little protection in the event of an accident, and this can lead them to sustain serious injuries. Another driver error that can lead to motorcycle accidents is when a driver fails to check their blind spots. Drivers may fail to notice a motorcycle and get into a collision if they fail to check their blind spots or signal properly.
- Dangerous Roads: If the government fails to repair potholes or uneven pavement, this can cause motorcyclists to swerve or lose control. In these circumstances, the responsible government entity may be held liable.
- Defective Equipment: Faulty equipment can also contribute to major motorcycle collisions. There are times when a motorcycle may fail because it has a faulty part or because it was manufactured poorly. A motorcycle that fails on the road can also lead to a serious accident. In this case, the manufacturer may be held liable.
Common Injuries Sustained in Motorcycle Accidents
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If you or a loved one have suffered injuries in a motorcycle because of another driver’s negligence, contact our Louisiana motorcycle accident attorneys. There is a statute of limitation for injury claims in Louisiana—this means that you only have a year to seek compensation for your losses. Contact Clayton, Frugé & Ward today to recover the compensation you need.
Contact our Louisiana motorcycle accident attorneys today for a free consultation: (225) 209-9943!