Protect Your Rights After A Motorcycle Accident
If you are a motorcyclist who has been hit by another driver, you will be facing an uphill battle. In addition to the challenges of physical and emotional recovery as well as the complexities of bringing a personal injury claim involving a motor vehicle accident, you could be facing jurors with prejudices against motorcyclists. You need all the help you can get.
At Bruno & Bruno, we can provide the help you need. With offices in New Orleans and Covington, our attorneys handle cases in both the North Shore and South Shore areas. They manage motor vehicle accident claims for clients throughout Louisiana and for out-of-state clients who have been injured in motor vehicle accidents in Louisiana.
Common Causes Of Motorcycle Crashes
Of course, many motorcycle accidents are caused by the same types of factors that lead to other motor vehicle accidents – things like careless or drunk driving – but motorcycles are particularly susceptible to:
- Slippery roads: With only two tires and less natural stability, motorcycles are much more likely to slip and spin out of control due to wet and slippery conditions on roadways.
- Left-turn accidents: Accidents on intersections, especially involving left turns, are among the most common for motorcycles. Car and truck drivers taking left turns often fail to see motorcycles crossing intersections, resulting in remarkably frequent accidents.
- Lane change accidents: Because motorcycles are so much smaller, many drivers simply don’t see them, and they end up striking motorcyclists while making lane changes.
Driving a motorcycle on an open road is one of the biggest appeals to motorcycle enthusiasts. But in a collision involving a motorcycle and a commercial truck or even a car, it’s not difficult to predict who will suffer the most damage.
Motorcycle Accidents Can Result In Catastrophic Damages
Despite motorcyclists wearing protective clothing and helmets, car accidents involving motorcycles can still result in extensive damages. The most common injuries that motorcyclists sustain in wrecks include:
- Road rash
- Face injuries, including fractures and disfigurement
- Fractures and broken bones
- Spinal cord injuries
- Brain injuries, including traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
Lacking the protections afforded to other vehicle drivers, motorcyclists often suffer catastrophic injuries in motorcycle accidents. At Bruno & Bruno, our lawyers have handled the most tragic of injury claims. We have been serving injured clients for more than 60 years, and our attorneys can help you.
Frequent Questions For Motorcycle Wrecks
Our attorneys know that every case is different and involves unique facts and circumstances. However, here are some frequently asked questions about motorcycle accidents. For specific questions about your accident or injuries, we offer free consultations so that our lawyers can better explain how they can help with your case.
What Should I Do After A Motorcycle Crash?
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, get medical attention immediately. Gather as much information as possible from the scene of the accident, including insurance information and any police or accident reports. Hire an experienced lawyer as soon as possible to make sure that your legal interests are protected and that you can get any possible compensation for your injuries and damages.
Why Should I Hire A Personal Injury Lawyer?
Recovering from a motorcycle wreck can be one of the most difficult motor vehicle accidents to recover from. With an experienced personal injury lawyer on your side, you can focus on your recovery knowing that an attorney is there to make sure that you get the compensation you deserve for your damages, injuries and loss.
How Much Does A Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Cost?
At Bruno & Bruno, we offer free consultations to discuss your case. We work on a contingency fee basis, which means that we don’t get paid for our time unless and until we negotiate a settlement on your behalf or win your case at trial. We don’t get paid unless and until you do.
Don’t Wait. Call Today.
Most personal injury cases, like those involving motorcycle accidents, have to be filed within one year of the crash. Don’t wait. Call us today at 504-525-1335 or toll-free at 800-966-1335 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation with one of our experienced Bruno & Bruno lawyers.