Louisiana Motorcycle Accident Law Firm
Motorcycle crashes occur every day due to negligence. Motorcyclists are often viewed as reckless individuals and erroneously blamed for someone else’s negligence. All too often a distracted driver does not see a motorcycle until it’s too late. Determining the cause of your motorcycle accident is important to understanding your rights. Our injury attorneys will carefully analyze what caused your accident.
If you were injured by someone else’s negligence, you should not be responsible for the losses from the wreck. Rather, the at-fault driver should compensate you for all your medical expenses, property damage, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, don’t hesitate to seek legal representation from an experienced personal injury lawyer.
Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries
While motorcycles can be thrilling, they are quite dangerous. There are no seat belts or air bags to protect the rider(s). Motorcyclists are extremely vulnerable to severe injuries. If you are injured in a motorcycle accident, you should immediately get medical treatment. Then you should seek legal representation to protect your rights.
Motorcyclists are often thrown from their bikes causing them to slide across the pavement or asphalt. This causes road rash. Road rash can damage multiple layers of skin and may require intensive medical care to prevent infection. It can be very painful and result in severe scarring.
Broken bones are common in all traffic accidents, but motorcyclists are especially at risk given their exposure. In some cases, these broken bones may require surgery to repair. In severe cases, amputation may be necessary.
Helmets do not provide complete protection from head and brain injuries. The impact of hitting your head can still damage the brain tissue and result in brain injuries. Most brain injuries require extensive treatment and can result in permanent physical and cognitive impairments.
Spinal Cord Injuries
Trauma to the spinal cord is also common in motorcycle accidents. These injuries can result in temporary or permanent paralysis. Most spinal cord injuries require a lengthy period of hospitalization and physical therapy and may result in permanent disabilities.
New Orleans Motorcycle Accident Attorneys
Bowes, Petkovich & Palmer, LLC is a Gretna law firm that has served the New Orleans area since 1980. Our experienced personal injury lawyers are well versed at handling all types of injury claims including motorcycle accidents throughout Louisiana. We take pride in offering a personal and trusted experience. Call us today for a free consultation and find out why so many of our clients come back to us.