Louisiana is known for its high rate of motorcycle accidents. Over the last decade alone, the prevalence of motorcycle accidents across the state has increased substantially. More and more New Orleans motorcycle accident victims and their families are facing a grave situation.
Unfortunately, motorcycle riding is one of the most dangerous roadway activities. Motorcycle riders are at a high risk for injury in an accident, simply because their body is exposed to the full force of the collision. The risk of critical injury and death increases substantially when motorcycle riders who do not wear a helmet are involved in an accident.
At The Law Offices of John S. Williams LLC, we have spent over 23 years providing New Orleans motorcycle accident victims and their loved ones with high quality legal representation in the face of devastating collisions. Our goal is to continue to passionately advocate for the rights of motorcycle crash victims under New Orleans law.
Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
Motorcycle accidents can be caused by a variety of factors, including:
Motorists that fail to pay attention to motorcyclists on the road
Motorists that sideswipe or cut in front of motorcyclists
Debris on the road or poor road maintenance
Aggressive or reckless driving by motorists and/or the motorcyclist
An experienced motorcycle accident attorney will evaluate the events surrounding the accident to help determine what caused or contributed to the accident, and who may be able to be held legally liable for the damages sustained by the victim(s) of the collision.
Common Injuries Caused by Motorcycle Accidents
Motorcycle accidents are often severe. The most frequently seen injuries that result from a motorcycle collision include but are not limited to:
Traumatic brain injury, resulting from open or closed head injuries
Back injuries that result in partial or total paralysis
Neck injuries and spinal cord injuries
If you or a loved one have been hurt in a motorcycle accident, do not hesitate to reach out to an experienced personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. You have a limited window of time in which to gather evidence and file a claim for compensation. Failure to bring forward your claim within the statute of limitations for personal injury claims may cause you to forfeit your right to petition the court for restitution entirely.
Contact The Law Offices of John S. Williams LLC Today
At The Law Offices of John S. Williams LLC, we have the skills and resources necessary to provide you with comprehensive legal representation after a motorcycle accident. We will fully investigate your case in order to determine who may be responsible for the collision, and we will work hard to exhaust every potential source of financial compensation available to you.
You do not have to let a motorcycle accident ruin your life. Contact us today for a consultation to discuss your legal options at (504) 486-0300.