MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT LAWYERS IN LAKE CHARLES

After being injured in a motorcycle accident, victims have to endure much more than just physical pain. They’re usually dealing with lost wages from missing work, as well as the cost of property damage. 

As a respected team of personal injury lawyers in Lake Charles, victims trust The Johnson Firm to hold negligent drivers accountable for the motorcycle collisions they cause. Whether you need assistance handling a claim denied by an insurance company or want to file a lawsuit against the at-fault driver, we are here for you. 

You and your family do not deserve to be sent into financial ruin because someone else made a poor decision. Working with a Lake Charles motorcycle accident lawyer can help you seek the maximum compensation available from all liable parties.

Call the office of The Johnson Firm today at (337) 294-0203 or contact us online to schedule your free case evaluation and discuss your options. 

THE JOHNSON FIRM: EXCEEDING YOUR EXPECTATIONS

When you choose our motorcycle accident attorneys, you can expect exceptional legal experience. We will thoroughly review the details of your unique case and help you choose the best option for you and your family as you seek damages. Our experience with dealing with insurance companies, investigating fault, and proving losses all increase your chances of recovering more after your motorcycle collision.

We will work to: 

  • Collect evidence that proves that at-fault driver was negligent or reckless
  • Seek fair compensation from the insurance company or companies
  • Negotiate with insurance companies or the defendant to address all of your losses  

Your attorney will keep you informed of every move we make. You will never be left wondering where your case stands or where you are in the process of negotiating. You will always be aware of your legal options, including the optimal moves to make given your personal goals.

At The Johnson Firm, we know that this is an overwhelming time for you and your family, and we believe in open and honest communication. You will never be in the dark when it comes to your case.

 LOUISIANA MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT LAWS

Many motorcycle accidents are the result of someone’s negligence. They often result in emotional, physical, and financial distress to the victim. As experts in the legalities of motorcycle accidents, we can help you file a lawsuit and seek the compensation you are entitled to under state law.

Here are some examples of laws pertaining to motorcycles:

  • The state believes in comparative negligence, which means compensation is reduced based on the percentage of fault assigned to you.[KL2] 
  • Louisiana requires a helmet for all riders. It also requires eye protection in the form of goggles, a facemask, or a windshield that provides face and eye protection.
  • Motorcycles should not be operated more than two abreast in a single lane. 
  • Handlebars cannot be higher than shoulder height when the rider is seated properly on the bike.
  • While two motorcycles can share a lane, “lane splitting” between an automobile and a motorcycle is against the law. A motorcycle driver who is in a crash while lane splitting may get a ticket, and evidence of lane splitting can be used against that person when determining who caused an accident.

We will fight for damages related to time off work, past and future medical bills, and more. We will advocate tirelessly to achieve an outcome that gives you full and fair compensation for all of your damages. 

 MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENTS ARE UNIQUELY DANGEROUS

Motorcycles are smaller, lighter, and provide less protection to the rider and any passengers. Many motorcycle riders who are in a crash end up laying their bike down on the pavement or being thrown from the bike.

Injuries in motorcycle accidents are often more severe because instead of the restraints and safety features of a normal car, the only thing protecting the rider is padding and a helmet. Beyond that, there is only the weight of the bike and the hard pavement. 

Helmets are vital protection, but a person wearing a helmet properly can still end up with a traumatic brain injury. Even a mild brain injury can have a serious, permanent impact on someone’s ability to remember recent and remote details, do simple math (like counting change and balancing a checkbook), and lead a normal life without assistance, treatment, and medication.

A MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT LAWYER FROM THE JOHNSON FIRM CAN BE YOUR ADVOCATE

When you need aggressive representation, our team is here for you. With an excellent reputation in the community and comprehensive knowledge of personal injury law, we are your choice legal advocate in Lake Charles, Louisiana. 

Reach out to our team today for assistance after your motorcycle accident. We are here and ready to review your case and provide you with the best legal options at no cost to you. Call us today at (337) 294-0203 or reach out to us online at your convenience. You are not alone in this fight!

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An injury can impact your life tremendously. Every type of injury that happens as a result of someone else’s negligence requires the attention of an experienced attorney.