Have you been involved in a motorcycle accident that was not your fault? Do you know your legal options?
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Popular Types of Motorcycles
As with motor vehicles, there are many different makes and models of motorcycles that have been designed to cater to certain niches in the motorcycle marketplace.
Some of the styles include the following:
- Street bikes
- Sport bikes
- Off-road/dirt bikes
- Dual sport motorcycles
These different styles have their respective strengths and weaknesses, which may make some more dangerous than others to the rider, to another vehicle, or to a pedestrian.
Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
Motorcyclists who are victims of crashes due to the negligence of a driver in a sedan, SUV or other, larger motor vehicle are exposed to serious injury for which they may be due compensation.
An accident involving a motorcyclist may be the fault of the driver of the motor vehicle. Unfortunately, this can occur quite frequently as motorcyclists are sometimes difficult to see on the road and typically drivers are not looking out for them.
Conversely, motorcyclists can have a bad habit of zipping through traffic without signaling, making it more difficult for motor vehicles and pedestrians to be aware of their presence. Even a third scenario can occur between pedestrians and motorcyclists, who may unknowingly be in the path of a cyclist as he or she turns a corner, causing a serious accident and more than likely injury to both parties involved.
Common causes of motorcycle accidents include:
- Distracted or careless drivers
- Inexperienced motorcyclists
- Speeding or maneuvering drivers
- Violation of the motorcyclist’s right of way
- Drivers’ inability to recognize motorcyclists on the road
- Dense traffic
- Improper use/ lack of signaling
…and many more.
These circumstances and numerous others can contribute to motorcycle crashes that, if not fatal, will result in serious physical trauma and, in some cases, loss of limb, to the driver or others involved.
If you feel that your motorcycle accident was caused because the other driver did not take reasonable care in operating his or her vehicle, then it is imperative you act quickly to make a claim. However, the window of opportunity to do so is limited, as the state of Louisiana mandates that a claim for damages must be filed within one year of the date of the accident.
Because the laws surrounding motorcycle accidents can be difficult to interpret, those involved in such an incident need an experienced legal ally. When a motorcycle accident occurs due to the negligence of another, the law offices of Simien & Simien are available to assist you or your loved one in recovering compensation that may be due to you.
Frequent Injuries Riders Experience After A Crash
Because motorcyclists’ bodies are not protected by their vehicle, the list of injuries that can be sustained is almost endless.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reported the following as some of the most commonly occurring injuries:
- Hemorrhaging and loss of consciousness
- Crushing of the bones in the lower extremities
- Pelvic fracture
- Severe brain damage
- Neck and/or back trauma
- Facial disfiguration
- Loss of limb
- Further internal injuries
This is certainly not an exhaustive list, as each crash circumstance will vary due to a number of factors. In situations where brain damage, internal hemorrhaging or other internal injuries may occur, seeking medical attention is of the utmost importance
In the case of brain trauma or other internal injury, even concussions may go undetected if the victim does not seek a medical opinion, which is why it is necessary to do so even if he or she does not think they have incurred any injury.
Contact Our Louisiana and Texas Motorcycle Accident Attorneys Today
At Simien & Simien, LLC, the goal of our injury attorneys is to provide our clients with intelligent and efficient legal services and in the case of a motorcycle accident, time is of the essence.
With a tremendous amount of legal experience, the law offices or Simien & Simien have a team of knowledgeable, highly-skilled lawyers and staff members who are ready to assist the victims of motorcycle crashes.
Our firm has attorneys that are licensed in both Louisiana and Texas to provide person injury services in those states. The firm, with appropriate local counsel, also provides representation in other states as well. Some of the places in which our firm has represented clients in Louisiana and Texas include:
- Baton Rouge
- Lake Charles
- New Orleans
- Port Allen
... and all other areas throughout Louisiana.
.... and all other areas throughout East Texas.
To find out how we could help you, simply fill out the 100% FREE and strictly confidential “Case Evaluation” form at the top of the page or call us Toll Free at (800) 374-8422.
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