Claiborne Parish Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Injuries in motorcycle accidents tend to be severe or catastrophic in many cases. Riders don’t have the same protections in an accident than passengers in a vehicle do. There is no heavy steel, seatbelts, or airbags that cushion the impact. In fact, a motorcycle rider’s body often makes a direct impact with the other vehicle. If you or someone you love was injured in a Louisiana motorcycle accident, speak to a Claiborne Parish motorcycle accident lawyer at Rice & Kendig as soon as possible.
Victims in motorcycle accidents typically have serious injuries such as brain and spine damage. These injuries usually require expensive and extensive treatment, which may include a lengthy period of rehabilitation. The Claiborne Parish motorcycle accident lawyers at Rice & Kendig have decades of experience helping injured clients just like you.
Our priority is to ensure you get the proper medical care and the compensation you deserve. We can assist with everything, including having a life care plan drawn up for someone with permanent disabilities, such as paralysis, a brain injury, or an amputation. We will work tirelessly to ensure you have everything you need to recover to the fullest amount possible and receive the necessary compensation to maintain your life without financial stress. Contact our office today to schedule an initial consultation to discuss your claim. If you are unable to visit our office in person, we can come to you as needed.
Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents in Louisiana
Many other drivers on the road fail to notice motorcycle riders and make an unsafe lane change, unsafe turn, stop suddenly, etc. Some drivers may see a motorcycle but misjudge the distance and turn left in front of the motorcycle’s path. Finally, some drivers do not like motorcycles and will go out of their way to be aggressive, pushing them out of their lane or causing the motorcycle rider to take an evasive maneuver and lose control of their bike.
Helmet Laws in Louisiana
Louisiana has a universal helmet law, which means that all people riding on a motorcycle must wear an approved helmet. Helmets approved by the Department of Public Safety and Corrections include padding, lining, chin strap, and a visor. Failure to wear an approved helmet could result in a citation at a minimum, and it could lead to more severe injuries in a crash. Helmets can’t protect you from all injuries, but they can help reduce the severity of specific injuries, such as ones to the brain.
Follow Motorcycle Safety Tips
Developing the proper skills for riding a motorcycle is essential. You need to know how to handle a sudden emergency, properly lay the motorcycle down if necessary, etc. Some general safety tips for motorcycle riders:
- Wear a helmet every time you ride
- Make sure you properly maintain your motorcycle
- Signal for lane changes and turns far in advance
- Always wear protective clothing
- Keep your headlamp on, even during daylight hours
- Ride defensively
- Ride in the center of your lane
- Always ride to match current weather and road conditions
Contact a Claiborne Parish Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
If you were injured in a motorcycle accident caused by someone else’s negligence, let one of our Claiborne Parish motorcycle accident lawyers assist. Contact Rice & Kendig today to schedule an initial consultation. Let us put our four decades of experience to work for you.