Motorcycle riders in Louisiana know that defensive riding can be a matter of life and death. But even the safest rider can fall victim to a distracted driver. Many drivers don’t pay enough attention and often fail to see motorcyclists. When a collision occurs, the person on the bike generally gets the worst of it.
Unlike drivers of cars or trucks, motorcycle riders aren’t surrounded by the protective steel structure of a vehicle. When the bike is hit and the rider goes down, there is literally nothing between them and the road. Motorcycle accident injuries can be devastating and often result in extensive hospital stays and long-term disability.
When the accident is caused by another driver’s negligence, the motorcyclist has the legal right to recover damages in a personal injury lawsuit. These damages can include past and future medical expenses, loss of income and pain and suffering. Unfortunately, insurance companies often try to minimize the extent of motorcyclists’ injuries and fail to offer adequate compensation to settle the case. When this occurs, an experienced personal injury attorney can make a huge difference.
At the Gaar Law Firm we have extensive experience fighting for the legal rights of motorcycle riders who have been injured in accidents caused by negligent drivers. We understand the liability issues that often come up in these cases and we are not afraid to take on the insurance companies and their lawyers. For more information on how we can help, please visit our Lafayette Motorcycle Accident Attorneys web page.