Moped drivers often face the same kind of dangers motorcyclists face on the road, in that they are prone to not being seen by other motorists and are comparatively unprotected from severe injury and death when colliding with motor vehicles.
If you sustained injuries in a moped accident, you might be able to receive compensation if you can prove another party was at fault for the accident.
Call (337) 777-7777 to speak with a Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers team member about your case. Whether you were riding a moped, driving a car, or involved in the accident as a pedestrian, a Metairie motorcycle accident lawyer may be familiar with the regulations and laws that apply to your case and able to help you take civil action against the at-fault party.
Moped Accidents Can Manifest in a Variety of Ways
There are a variety of scenarios that could be defined as a “moped accident,” and not every scenario puts fault on the moped driver or the party who hit them. For example, moped accidents can include:
- A passenger vehicle driver who hit a moped driver while turning
- A delivery driver riding a moped who recklessly maneuvered through halted traffic and crashed into another vehicle
- A moped driver who crashed into a crossing pedestrian
- An inexperienced teenage driver who accidentally pressed the gas on a moped and crashed into someone else’s vehicle or property
- A truck driver who did not check their blind spot before merging or turning, hitting the moped driver
- A vehicle driver who tried to occupy the same lane as the moped driver only to cause them injury
These are not the only ways that moped accidents can happen. Your attorney may evaluate how your accident occurred and determine who the liable party might be. They may also review the crash report to analyze what the cause of the accident might have been, which might help exclude you from fault.
For example, many moped accidents are caused by:
- Drivers not checking their blind spots for other traffic
- Drivers underestimating how far a moped/vehicle is before making a turn
- Improper signaling or turning
- Alcohol and drug consumption
- Road hazards
- Vehicle failures, such as dead batteries, broken tail lights, or faulty brakes
Consult with your legal team about what might have caused the accident, as other reasons not listed here may apply to your case.
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According to the Louisiana Department of Public Safety (DPS), all drivers who operate a moped must have a valid driver’s license. Vehicles classified as motorized bicycles may require a license with a motorcycle endorsement. All mopeds in Louisiana must also be registered.
Moped drivers generally must adhere to the same laws that motorcyclists and traditional motor vehicle operators must follow. One exception is that vehicles classified as motorized bicycles are not permitted on interstate highways.
If the moped driver involved in your accident did not have the proper license or registration to operate their moped on the road, they might be held liable for violating state regulations.
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You Might Be Able to Get Compensation Even If You Are Partially Liable
According to the Louisiana Civil Code (CC) §2323, plaintiffs may still be able to recover compensation even if they are partially at fault for the accident they were injured in. If you are considered partially negligent in the accident, you may be assigned a percentage of fault. Any compensation you win would then be reduced by this percentage fault.
For example, you might get assigned 25% of the fault for an accident and win $100,000 in compensation. Because of your share of the fault, you may only collect 75% of your compensation, or $75,000.
Your lawyer will work hard to collect as much evidence as possible to avoid this type of shared fault and may review applicable laws to see where your case might stand. Our team may also be able to help you collect evidence to support your claims, such as video footage from traffic cameras, witness testimony, and driving history records.
Whatever role you played in a moped accident may determine where liability falls. Before making any assumptions about your case, call our team at Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers at (337) 777-7777.
Even if you think you hold comparative negligence, your Metairie moped accident lawyer might see a strategy to argue that you were not at fault for the accident. Our team is dedicated to fighting for your side of the story, and we intend to stand by your side until your case’s completion.
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Do Not Forget to Submit Your Lawsuit by Its Deadline
All individuals who wish to bring a lawsuit against a negligent party must file their case within one year of the date of injury, per CC §3492.
Through this lawsuit, plaintiffs may demand compensation for their medical expenses, income loss, property damage, and general pain and suffering, among other types of damages. Your lawyer may instruct you on how to file your lawsuit or do so on your behalf.
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Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers Is Ready to Work on Your Case
Whether you were the moped driver or you crashed with a moped driver, Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers wants to hear about your case. Call (337) 777-7777 now to speak with one of our client intake representatives to learn more about how a Metairie moped accident lawyer may be able to help you. The first consultation is free, and you are welcome to ask more about our legal services, attorney’s fees, and client-attorney relationship expectations during this call.