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New Orleans Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

Motorcycles come with a lot of perks, but a collision can leave you fighting with dishonest insurers and struggling to survive. Protect yourself by speaking with a New Orleans motorcycle crash lawyer as soon as possible.

Many Louisiana motorists choose motorcycles as a major form of transportation. New Orleans is known for its sights, and many motorcyclists enjoy exploring them on two wheels. Unfortunately, motorcycle accidents bring plenty of pain, suffering, and frustration into victims’ lives.

A motorcycle crash is distinct from a car accident. While many laws apply similarly, you can expect far different defenses from the defendants and involved insurance companies. Of course, this isn’t fair, and it can work against you and your settlement if you don’t act quickly.

After a collision, having a New Orleans motorcycle accident lawyer on your side can help you get the compensation you need. Our lawyers at Gray Law Group understand the difficulties that come with a motorcycle crash case, but we’re also prepared to fight for you when you need it most.

Motorcycle Crash Injuries Are Serious

Compared to automobile drivers, motorcyclists are in a unique position in several ways, and the level of vulnerability is one of the biggest differences. While Louisiana law requires helmets that meet safety standards for all riders, catastrophic injuries are a reality for many riders in the state.

Without the padding of the airbags, seat belts, and frame of the car to cushion you during a crash, you’re more likely to experience serious injuries that could leave you debilitated. The following are some injuries commonly reported after motorcycle accidents in New Orleans:

  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Internal bleeding

At best, these are long-term injuries that will leave you struggling to keep up with your job, your family, and your life as it once was. At worst, they can be deadly. You deserve the compensation and care you’ll need to manage your long road to recovery.

Even if your injuries aren’t as serious as the ones above, consider calling us anyway. If your expenses are mounting and you’re not getting help from the insurance company, you need help getting your life back. Our firm can discuss your situation and options so you know before you begin that your claim is worth fighting for.

Getting Your Compensation

Part of getting your claim started will be addressing the injuries and damages you’ve suffered, from the physical and the financial to the emotional. After all, every damage you’ve suffered should be accounted for, and when you’re dealing with the trauma of a motorcycle accident, it’s difficult to remember everything at once.

A motorcycle accident lawyer in New Orleans can help you calculate the value of all the damages you’ve suffered—far beyond just the property damage done to your motorcycle. An attorney can be especially useful in quantifying and proving non-monetary damages. While it’s easier to count your bills, it can be more difficult to estimate your future expenses.

Your damages don’t cease after your case is resolved, and the first settlement the insurance company offers you might simply not be enough. The insurer may try to compensate you only for your physical injuries, for example, without considering the suffering you’ve been through.

It’s important to consider any future and current crash-related expenses that will be a problem for you. These may include some of the following:

  • Future medical costs, such as surgeries or therapy
  • Lost income
  • Permanent emotional trauma
  • Repairs to your motorcycle
  • Loss of enjoyment of life

How Insurance Companies Withhold What You’re Owed

While motorcyclists are required to carry insurance, insurers may still be a problem for many bikers. You can expect pushback from the time of your New Orleans motorcycle accident; insurers will try offering you less than the value you deserve or try to discredit your claim in an effort to avoid paying what your claim is truly worth.

They’ll try to discredit you before you ever decide to take things to the courtroom. Many insurance companies are notorious for deceptive tactics to avoid paying victims. You can expect friendly-sounding calls, but these are an attempt to get you to slip up and say the wrong thing so they can dismiss your claim. Otherwise, they might lowball your settlement, offering you less than they owe.

The struggle won’t end during the trial. Indeed, insurers will likely stereotype you to put all the blame on you. You can expect to be called reckless, careless, and dangerous just because you’re a motorcyclist. Many people have a stereotypical image of bikers in their minds, and the insurers will use that to their advantage.

All of this is meant to discredit your claim and make you desperate. They’re hoping you’ll take whatever settlement they offer or that they won’t have to pay at all, but we won’t let them get away with it. Your compensation matters, and we’re ready to fight for it.

New Orleans Motorcycle Accident FAQ

Of course, every case is different, and you may find that you still have questions. If you’re seeking answers, see the questions below or give us a call. Our New Orleans motorcycle wreck attorneys are familiar with these cases and ready to get you on the right track to recovery.

What if I’m partly at fault?

Louisiana law keeps in mind that most people aren’t 100 percent fault-free during an accident. We all make mistakes, and you might have contributed to your crash. While you can still recover compensation, it will be reduced by the percentage you’re at fault, so we’ll do as much as possible to prove your blamelessness.

I was the only driver in the crash. Can I still file a claim?

It will depend on the situation, but probably. Motorcycles are especially susceptible to road conditions. A pothole can be a major hazard for you. In such a case, you may be able to file a claim against the government, which maintains the roads, for your damages.

How much time do I have to file after a motorcycle accident?

Louisiana gives citizens very little time to file. You have only a year to sue before you’ll be dismissed and barred from recovery. Be sure to speak with our firm today.  

Speak with a New Orleans Motorcycle Accident Attorney

A serious motorcycle accident can leave you with an overwhelming number of obstacles in your way—from your own damages to the laws governing your case to the insurance companies. It’s unfortunate, and it can be tempting to choose a quick settlement over the full compensation you deserve, but getting the right compensation can make your recovery much easier.

After such a serious collision, you deserve the best representation possible, and our qualified attorneys want to provide you with exactly that. Our team at Gray Law Group is familiar with the unique needs and concerns that motorcycle accident victims have, and we’re prepared to get you through this difficult time.

If you’re still unsure about the services we provide, give us a call. We offer free, no-strings-attached consultations so we can speak to you about your case before you ever sign a contract or pay a fee.  We want you to be prepared for your case, and we want you to know before we ever begin that we’re the right firm for you.

For more information, give us a call at 504-233-7000 or fill out the online contact form below to get in touch with a New Orleans motorcycle accident lawyer.

Innocent people just like you suffer because of accidents or carelessness every day and you should not have to deal with it alone. The Gray Way is here for you. Call Gray Law Group today for a free consultation so we can start helping you.

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