Motorcycle Accidents

Key Points to Remember :

  • Motorcyclists are required to wear approved protective eyewear such as goggles when operating a motorcycle.( Louisiana Revised Statute 32:190.1)

  • Motorcycle operators are entitled full use of the roadways and lanes and as such cannot be deprived by an automobile of those lanes. (Louisiana Revised Statute 32:191.1)

  • The law provides relevant rules for motorcyclists and bicyclists using Louisiana roadways. (Louisiana Revised Statute 32:190-203)

Steps You Need to Take After a Motorcycle Crash 

If you are involved in a motorcycle accident that is not your fault, there are several steps to take regarding your motorcycle injury case:

 

 

  •  Call the Police if you Can: It is crucial for your motorcycle accident claim to have the accident documented by a police officer. Having an officer complete an accident report that states the other party's negligence will be a substantial help when filing a lawsuit. However, realistically you may be too hurt to think clearly at this point so please have one of your motorcycle buddies assist with providing statements and assisting in getting the true facts documented.

 

  • Get Medical Attention: This honestly goes without saying if you are hurt!

  • Document the Details of Accident: Depending on the severity of your injuries this may be a difficult step to follow. often when someone is hurried to the hospital it is challenging to have photographs taken of the accident scene. Have someone take pictures of the damage and debris associated with your accident. Its important to document the location of impact as many motorists feel entitled to lie about where they impacted a motorcyclist!

  • Contact Brandon Venegas at the Venegas Law Firm: It is important to contact an attorney as soon as possible to handle the details of your case. Your attorney can gather the necessary evidence that proves the other driver's negligence. Trying to handle a lawsuit alone especially when you are suffering injuries is nearly impossible. Which is why it is so crucial to contact our motorcycle accident lawyer to help you.

 

What Forms of Compensation Can You Expect From a Motorcycle Accident?

Your Motorcycle Accident Attorney will take the following into account when evaluating your damages: 

  • Medical Expenses

  • Lost Wages

  • Property Damage

  • Pain and Suffering 

  • Punitive Damages

 

 

It is our goal to help you obtain the greatest level of compensation you deserve. We work on a contingency fee basis.

This means you never pay us a dime until you are awarded a settlement.  

Were you or someone you love hurt in a motorcycle crash?  Let us evaluate your case for free!

Call Brandon Venegas at 504.841.0014