Bikers know that the freedom of the road comes with a price. Motorcyclists are exposed and unprotected, and the drivers who are supposed to share the road with them often fail to respect them. Bike crashes happen quickly and can result in serious injuries. Bikers face unique obstacles when they try to obtain compensation as they face unfair and outdated stereotypes. We want to change that.
Bikers Are Open to the Road. And its Risks.
According to a Louisiana State University report, 1,385 people were injured or killed in motorcycle accidents in the state in 2017. Most of them were wearing safety gear and helmets as required under Louisiana law. While helmets can significantly reduce the chances of traumatic brain injury in a crash, they are hardly a guarantee of survival.
Helmets Aren’t Enough, and the Stats Prove It
The best protection for bikers is being surrounded by observant and respectful drivers. Unfortunately, that isn’t always the case. Even with a helmet, the pure physics of a collision between a 2,000 pound car and a 400 pound motorcycle doesn’t bode well for the biker, no matter their safety gear.
- The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that 80 of the 94 bikers killed in Louisiana accidents in 2016 were wearing helmets
- Bikers were 8 times more likely to die in an accident per mile ridden than car or truck drivers in 2015
- Motorcycle accidents were the cause of 5,000 deaths in America in 2015
When bikers crash into another vehicle or object or lose control of their bikes, they are prone to being violently thrown, further increasing the likelihood of a severe injury.
Cases We Cover
Motorcycle accidents happen for many of the same reasons as car crashes – drunk, drowsy, or distracted driving, speeding, or recklessness. But bikers face additional threats. Motorcycles can move and maneuver in ways that cars and trucks may not anticipate. Lane-splitting, which is outlawed in the state of Louisiana, increases vulnerability to hazardous road conditions, and cars making left-hand turns also present distinct dangers for bikers.
Due to these added risks, we are proud to defend bikers in cases including but not limited to:
- Unexpected left-hand turns
- Being cut off while changing lanes
- Being pushed off the road by unobservant drivers
We Don’t Let Bikers Down. Call Us Today.
At the Parker Layrisson Law Firm, we respect bikers. We understand the challenges they face on and off the road when trying to recover from serious accidents.
Bikers are a more diverse group than ever and are some of the most responsible folks on the road. Despite this, they can still face prejudice by police or jurors who may consciously or otherwise think that an accident must have been their fault. I don’t stand for that.
We will fight tirelessly to get you the compensation that can get you back on your feet and back on your bike.
As soon as you get in an accident we recommend using our proven three-step plan designed to get you back on your bike and back to your life:
- Talk to Parker
- See a Doctor
- Settle Your Motorcycle Accident Case
We know the expenses involved in recovering from an accident. That is why you don’t have to worry about paying upfront legal costs or attorney’s fees. In fact, you won’t get a bill from us unless and until we win money for you! Call the Parker Layrisson Law Firm now at 985-200-9819.