Wimberly Law Firm
Were you injured or did a loved one die in a motorcycle accident in Louisiana? Wimberly Law Firm can help you.
MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT INJURIES ARE OFTEN SEVERE
Motorcycles are a common means of travel throughout the highways and streets of Louisiana each year. Because of the very nature of the motorcycle, their riders are more vulnerable to severe injuries than those persons who operate automobiles. The reasons for this are fairly obvious:
A motorcyclist is exposed to direct impact between his/her body and the pavement or other vehicles.
Motorcycles are not as stable as other vehicles because they have only 2 wheels.
Motorcycles are smaller and lighter than other motor vehicle (i.e. cars, trucks and buses) and are more susceptible to a lighter impact causing greater damage.
Motorcycles lack the visibility of other vehicles. Because of this, other driver may not notice or observe motorcycles and fail to yield, cut them off, follow them too closely, open their doors into them, etc.
Additionally, motorcycles are particularly susceptible to dangers from roadway defects or poorly maintained roadways in the State of Louisiana caused by poor roadway maintenance or construction. Potholes, drainage and other roadway defects can be far more dangerous to a motorcyclist than the driver of an automobile.
Motorcyclists must observe the same rules of the road and be accorded the same rights as the operators of all other vehicles except as to any special regulations of the Louisiana State Vehicle and Traffic Law including, the required use of helmets and visible front and rear lamps - IF YOU WERE INJURED IN A MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT, YOU CAN BRING A CLAIM AGAINST THE OFFENDING DRIVER EVEN FOR MINOR INJURIES
Louisiana Motorcycle Insurance minimums are $15,000 per person injured in any one accident and $30,000.00 for two or more persons injured in any one accident. UM/UIM Coverage is also available to owners of motorcycles. An injured motorcyclist’s insurance policy will reveal the amount of UM/UIM coverage they have purchased and is available to them.
The attorneys at Wimberly Law Firm advocate for our clients' full financial recovery through detailed, meticulous preparation for trial. If you have suffered a serious personal injury or a loved one died as a result of a motorcycle accident, please Contact our firm to discuss your case.