All accidents are traumatic, overwhelming, and could potentially result
in serious injuries, but the stakes are often higher in motorcycles due
to the minimal protection these vehicles provide. If you were injured
in a motorcycle accident and are unsure where to start or have a lot of
unanswered questions, please read on.
Below is a list of some of the most frequently asked questions regarding
I was involved in a motorcycle accident when a car turned left in front
of me. Who is at fault? Generally, whenever a car turns left in front of a motorcyclist, resulting
in a collision, the driver of the car is almost always liable, unless
you were driving well above the speed limit or you ran a red light.
If I only ride my motorcycle recreationally or just on the weekends, do
I still have to wear a helmet? In the state of Louisiana, all motorcyclists and their passengers are
required to wear a helmet by law, no matter how often you ride. Even if
you were in a state that did not require you to wear a helmet, wearing
one can significantly reduce your chances of suffering a severe head injury,
so make sure you and your passengers never ride without one.
Will I still be able to recover damages if I was not wearing a helmet? Just because you failed to comply with state law does not mean you cannot
recover any compensation at all. That said, it can still potentially harm
your case if it is determined that your choice to not wear a helmet contributed
to your injuries.
What should I do if I get into an accident while riding my motorcycle? Treat the aftermath of a motorcycle accident much like you would treat
any other motor vehicle accident and exchange information with the other
driver, including insurance information, licenses, and contact information.
You should also try to take as many pictures as you can of the scene,
your injuries, and the physical damage sustained by your motorcycle and
the other vehicle.
If I get into an accident while riding my motorcycle, should I hire an attorney? It’s a good idea to consult with an attorney after being involved
in an accident. He or she will be able to provide invaluable advice, such
as whether or not you have a valid claim.
Motorcycle Accident Attorney in New Orleans
If you were injured in a
motorcycle accident that was caused by another driver’s negligence, you have a right
to pursue compensation. At the Womac Law Firm, our New Orleans
personal injury attorneys are backed by over 30 years of experience in representing the
injured, so you can be confident in our ability to effectively represent
you. You should not have to pay for someone else’s mistakes.
Get started on your case today and contact our law office at (504) 470-3935
to request your free initial case evaluation.