Louisiana residents would agree that nothing can be more painful than losing a close family member in an unexpected road accident. And what if that family member had been a major household bread winner? Then, coupled with the loss of a loved one, a cloud of financial insecurity can grip the family, causing the family to experience financial strain because of the fatal accident.
Drivers, pedestrians and motorcycle riders all assume certain risks when sharing the roadway. Motorcyclists and pedestrians are especially vulnerable due to their lack of safety features and protections, as compared to those found in motor vehicles.
Everyone knows that riding a motorcycle carries risks. For some Louisiana motorcyclists, that risk is part of the appeal. However, these thrill-seekers also know that with careful driving and proper training and equipment they can avoid getting into many types of accidents. Unfortunately, even the most skilled and prepared motorcyclists still must share the road with drivers who are not so careful.
Because of their design, motorcycles are oftentimes more likely to be involved in accidents and riders are more likely to suffer serious injuries. By design, motorcycles are smaller than most other vehicles. This makes them less easy to see, thereby increasing the likelihood of an accident occurring. The small frames also leave the riders more exposed and vulnerable than occupants of larger, more protected vehicles. Therefore, the likelihood of serious injuries -- or even death -- resulting from an accident is also high.