Louisiana Motorcycle Accident Attorneys
Our Baton Rouge Motorcycle Crash Law Firm Is Ready to Fight for You
The NHTSA estimated 88,000 motorcycle accident injuries in 2013, while 4,986 motorcyclists were killed that same year. The estimation is likely due to a number of single-rider accidents that go unreported. Nevertheless, these statistics show that motorcycle travel, like any other motor vehicle travel, is remarkably dangerous. Even when drivers practice safe and sound riding, another party can cause a catastrophic accident. When this happens, Arnold & Itkin is there to protect their rights and seek damages for injuries and financially related repercussions.
Call our Baton Rouge motorcycle accident lawyers now for a free consultation at (888) 493-1629.
Why Are Motorcycle Accidents So Common?
Motorcyclists stand a 35% higher chance of being involved in a crash than passenger vehicles. This is an alarming statistic that speaks to the dangers motorcycles face every day on the road. While this is a common sentiment, most are surprised to learn that the majority of motorcycle accidents are not caused by the motorcyclist, but by the driver in a neighboring passenger vehicle. Motorcyclist are trained and licensed specifically to note and avoid the perils they face, but many drivers are not trained to look out for motorcycles.
Many Drivers Do Not Consider Motorcyclists on the Road
A psychological phenomenon known as “scotoma” can be to blame for many of these accidents. This concept states that many people literally do not see what they are not looking for. As drivers of passenger vehicles, most are looking out for other passenger vehicles instead of motorcycles.
Because many drivers are not practiced in looking out for them, motorcyclists are often hit by drivers negligently merging into them. If passengers in vehicles played a game designed around spotting or counting motorcycles instead of other types of vehicles, drivers and passengers alike will have trained themselves to see motorcyclists more effectively, which would prevent accidents. Regardless of the phenomenon, you as a motorcyclist have a right to safe travel and protection from negligent harm done unto you. If you have been injured in a Louisiana motorcycle accident, contact an attorney from Arnold & Itkin and tell us about your case.
How You Can Ride Safer
You cannot control the driving practices of others but you can implement preventative measures.
Below are some quick tips for minimizing injury:
- Cover as much skin as you can with protective fabrics when riding a motorcycle.
- Wear a helmet each time you ride your motorcycle, whether it is required or not.
- Make sure you are properly trained to operate the motorcycle
- Research and install feasible product designed for safety when riding
Louisiana Motorcycle Accident FAQ
What Should I Do After a Louisiana Motorcycle Accident?
It may be difficult to know how to go about pursuing compensation for your injuries. You may be experiencing serious injuries and financial burdens. Of course, the first step is to seek medical attention and work to become well. Afterwards, the best next step would be to contact a Louisiana motorcycle injury attorney from Arnold & Itkin LLP. We can help provide funding for your medical expenses during the interim of your case as well as perform a rigorous investigation on the causes of and parties responsible for your injuries. All of this contributes to a solidly built case in favor of your compensation to help you recover and return to a stable life.
Can I File a Lawsuit On Behalf of Someone Killed in a Motorcycle Accident?
Yes, direct family members can file a wrongful death claim on behalf of a loved one killed during a motorcycle accident. One of the most unfortunate realities about motorcycle accidents is they're often deadly. Families deserve answers after losing loved ones because of the reckless actions of others. Spouses, parents, children, other dependents, siblings, and grandparents may be able to seek justice in a Louisiana motorcycle accident claim. Importantly, which family members listed above can actually file a lawsuit is dependent on their situation. Speaking with our Louisiana motorcycle accident lawyer can help you decide what your options are at no cost.
What Can I Recover After a Motorcycle Accident?
Motorcycle accidents tend to be expensive because of the serious injuries riders sustain. Our motorcycle accident law firm fights to help make sure clients aren't financially strained by an accident they didn't cause. We can seek compensation for lost wages, medical bills, future medical care, pain and suffering, and more. Ultimately, what compensation is possible for you is dependent on the specifics of your case. Calling our Louisiana motorcycle accident law firm will help you discover what damages you might be able to pursue compensation for.
About Baton Rouge, LA
With a population of 222,185 as of July 2021, Baton Rouge is the capital city of Louisiana and the seat of East Baton Rouge Parish. It is located on the Mississippi River and is known for its rich culture and historical significance. The area was first settled by the French in 1699 and was incorporated on January 16, 1817. Baton Rouge has had a tumultuous history, with seven different countries laying claim to the land since its founding: France, Spain, England, West Florida, Louisiana, Confederate States of America, and the United States of America.
Modern-day Baton Rouge is known for its strong economy, which is highly industrialized and supported by the petrochemical, medical research, technology, and film industries. Louisiana State University, the largest institute of higher learning in the state, and Southern University, the flagship of the Southern University System, are both located in Baton Rouge. Baton Rouge is home to the headquarters of Marucci Sports, BBQGuys, Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers, and several other major corporations. One of the largest oil refineries in the country, owned and operated by ExxonMobil, is also located in Baton Rouge.
Three interstate highways run through the Baton Rouge area: I-10, I-12 (Republic of West Florida Parkway), and I-110 (Martin Luther King Jr. Expressway). Two US highways run through the area as well: US 61 (Airline Highway) and US 190. Traffic has been an issue in Baton Rouge for some time, as the area grew without the infrastructure to support the number of commuters driving through. The city has been working to widen certain roads and clear up particularly dangerous bottlenecks, such as the I-12 at O’Neal Lane and the I-10 West at Bluebonnet Road. According to a 2016 survey by the U.S. Census Bureau, 81% of the workforce in Baton Rouge commuted alone.
Baton Rouge Links & Resources
- City of Baton Rouge
- Office of Motor Vehicles: Baton Rouge
- Traffic in Baton Rouge, LA
- Baton Rouge Police Department
- Emergency Medical Services Baton Rouge
- East Baton Rouge Parish, LA
Arrange Your Free Consultation with Baton Rouge Motorcycle Crash Lawyers
Not only has our team recovered billions in compensation for our clients over the past five years, but we tailor our treatment of your case to your individual needs. We believe that you have been severely wronged and we want to help in any way that we can to make it right. From providing highly qualified medical referrals to being available at all hours for your questions or concerns, our Baton Rouge injury attorneys at Arnold & Itkin have your back.
Call our Louisiana motorcycle accident law firm at (888) 493-1629. From there, we will schedule a free case evaluation to learn more, at no risk or obligation to you.