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.
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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.