However dangerous riding a bicycle in Louisiana may be, cyclists are still afforded their rights by the state. No matter what precautions were taken or were not taken, the law may be on your side, nonetheless. An Andrew bicycle accident lawyer at Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers may be able to take on your case and if so, we will fight for your rights on a contingency basis, meaning we do not accept payment unless we have a successful outcome.
If you were injured in a bicycle accident, contact us for a free consultation about your case and what your legal recourse you may have at (337) 777-7777.
Common Types of Personal Injuries Bicyclists Suffer in Accidents
Riding a bicycle in Louisiana is a dangerous prospect. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 857 bicyclists were killed in traffic crashes in 2018 in the United States. In addition, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), states that every year 2% of victims from fatal car crashes are bicyclists.
Some of the possible injuries that surviving bicyclists encounter include:
- Breaks and sprains
- Contusions and blunt force traumas
- Loss of vision
- Hearing damage
- Reproductive damage
- Speech disabilities
- Scarring or disfigurement
In these instances, a victim is lucky to still have their life. These injuries can result in permanent injuries, chronic pain, or lasting Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). These are treated very seriously by courts, who try to compensate to offset future suffering from the permanent disability or scar.
Records of bicycle fatalities are difficult to obtain but anyone who drives here knows the roads were built for cars, and cars rule on the highway. Bicycle riders and their health may fare better in Louisiana with their own infrastructure such as dedicated bike routes. All our law firm can do is pursue holding the at-fault parties accountable. If many people were killed or hurt in the same spot as your bicycle accident, and if authorities knew about the problem spot and did nothing to fix it, there could be a liability issue against more than just the driver of a vehicle.
Laborde Earles injury was great for me they took care of me very fast and professional. If for any reason I need legal help they will be who I use.Client
Pursuing Compensation for Losses Due to a Bike Accident
It is difficult to overstate the severity of some of the bicycle accidents that we see in Louisiana, and the loss of life and serious personal injuries that occur. In these instances, our personal injury law firm can help pursue compensation from the liable party towards expenses such as:
- Funeral services
- Coroner bills
- Memorial services
- Transportation to and from funeral for extended family
- Loss of consortium
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
Overall courts do their best to try to financially restore injured parties to their original state immediately before the accident. Nothing can replace a lost life. However, the additional pain of having to work off the financial burden is an extra loss the courts will try to counteract. The judges charge the liable party when possible and forward the money to the victim, also called the plaintiff.
If a driver hit you and drove away, but there was a pattern of this happening in the same area, you may be able to hold an authority responsible who should have known about the risk. If you are not sure whom to hold responsible, an Andrew bicycle accident lawyer with Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers can help. We offer no-cost consultations about your legal rights. You can get your legal questions answered and your rights explained. Our law firm is ready to take your call at (337) 777-7777.
I thank God for Digger & David. I don’t know what we would have done if it hadn’t have been for them.Rick Smith | Client
Bicycle Accident Lawyers Work to Protect Your Rights
We can work with the insurance and court system to pursue a legal settlement or judgment in your favor. There are too many ways our personal injury law firm helps people like you every day to list here, but a member of our team can explain in full detail on the phone.
Firstly, we can pursue compensation for your injuries and other damages you suffered. This can offset common costs that might be piling up, such as:
- Health insurance copays
- Hospital bills
- Mechanic shop bills
- Value of a totaled vehicle
- Transportation invoices (i.e. ambulance, ensuing car rental)
- Pain and suffering
Getting evidence into custody is the main chance to build a case. This means tracking down any nearby establishments that may have had a security camera that could have potentially caught relevant information in the background.
There could also be broken glass, debris, or other evidence that the police did not collect. Traffic police are already overworked. Our legal team can look at the scene of your accident in search of additional evidence to support your claim,
Evidence in the field is time-sensitive. Other sources of evidence such as logbooks are only meant to be kept for weeks or months at a time. If we raise a concern now and try to see the logbooks of perhaps a commercial driver who hit you, we may be able to find out if they were drowsy or overworked. If there was a driver who was tired due to long hours, the company may also bear more responsibility.
The most impactful way that our legal team helps people like you is, at the bottom line, the financial compensation we pursue for your case.
The reassurance from Digger and his staff gave me that renewed hope that it’s going to be okay down the road.Client
Get Help from a Bicycle Accident Attorney Serving Andrew
Contact us to get started and see if we can assign you an Andrew bicycle accident lawyer from our legal team at Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers. We understand that many people view attorneys as expensive, but our law firm operates on a contingency fee basis, which means that we do not accept a fee from any client unless and until we receive a settlement on your behalf. Find out how a bicycle accident attorney can help you today at (337) 777-7777.