A motorcycle, like any other vehicle, has its pros and cons. Many people find them freeing and fun to drive, but the lack of protection they offer can have life-changing consequences in the event of an accident.
If you or someone you love was injured in a motorcycle accident in New Orleans, Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers may be able to help. If you qualify, a New Orleans motorcycle accident lawyer from our firm can manage all aspects of your insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit while you focus on healing from your injuries and rebuilding your life.
For a free consultation on your motorcycle accident case with a member of our team, call Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers at (504) 777-7777. We may be able to represent you on a contingency-fee-basis with no upfront payments required.
Motorcycle Accidents Can Be Costly
According to data collected by Louisiana State University’s Center for Analytics & Research in Transportation, 1,193 people were injured or killed in motorcycle crashes in Louisiana in 2019, including 85 motorcycle driver deaths.
If you were in a motorcycle accident, get medical help as soon as you can. This is perhaps the most important thing you can do for yourself after an accident. Getting medical help can ensure your injuries receive swift treatment and are not allowed to worsen. It can also create a medical record you can use in your lawsuit, should you choose to file one.
For a free legal consultation with a motorcycle accident lawyer serving New Orleans, call (504) 777-7777
You May Be Entitled to Compensation
What types of compensation may you be entitled to after a motorcycle accident caused by another party’s negligence? That depends on several factors. The first is timing. Civil Code (CC) §3492 gives accident victims a general one-year statute of limitations, or legal time limit, to file a personal injury lawsuit. If you do not act by this deadline, you may be unable to recover compensation via a lawsuit.
The second factor is how the accident affected you. For instance, if you experienced financial hardship because of the accident, you may qualify for economic damages. Examples of economic damages in a personal injury lawsuit may include:
- Medical bills: if you went to the emergency room after the accident, or if your injuries require any sort of short-term or long-term treatment. Both current and future costs of medical care may be recoverable in a personal injury lawsuit.
- Property damage: if you had to get your vehicle repaired or replaced, or if you had to rent a vehicle to get around while waiting for your own to be fixed.
- Loss of wages: if you missed work because of the accident or your injuries. Future lost wages may also be recoverable damages.
If you experienced mental or physical hardship because of the accident, you may qualify for non-economic damages. Examples of non-economic damages may include:
- Disfigurement: if you have scars that will never heal and/or permanently affect your ability to use the injured area.
- Disability: if you will never be as physically or mentally able as you were before your injuries.
- Pain and suffering: if you were physically or mentally injured in the crash.
In wrongful death lawsuits, different types of economic and non-economic damages may be available, such as:
- Compensation for funeral bills
- Pre-death medical care
- Loss of companionship
- And more
To learn more about what damages may be available to you in a free case review with our car accident team, call Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers today at (504) 777-7777.
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Working with Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers on Your Case
A New Orleans motorcycle accident lawyer from Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers can fight on your behalf when we represent you.
Here is a snapshot of the services Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers may be able to provide during representation:
Building Your Case
No matter how compelling your story, the liable party’s insurance company may not offer you compensation without evidence of their client’s liability and the extent of your damages. One of your lawyer’s first jobs is to investigate every aspect of your case. They can collect evidence, like medical records and witness testimonies, to back up your story.
A potential outcome of our investigation is the identification of all liable parties. If there are non-driver parties—for example, the manufacturer of a defective car part—who contributed to the crash, we may be able to find them and pursue them for compensation as well.
Communicating with Others
We can represent you in all meetings and communications with the liable party and their representatives. If anyone tries to talk to you about your case or offer you a settlement, tell them to contact us and let us know right away.
Negotiating on Your Behalf
The liable party’s insurance company may have a lawyer fighting for their interests. Instead of confronting them alone, Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers can represent you at negotiations. We can also review all settlement agreements and evaluate their fairness.
Going to Trial
If negotiations hit a standstill, you have the option of going to trial. Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers can represent you on trial and present all of the evidence we have gathered to a judge and jury.
Call Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers Today
You can focus on your recovery when you partner with a New Orleans motorcycle accident lawyer from Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers on your case.
For a free, no-obligation consultation on your case with a member of our team, call Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers today at (504) 777-7777.
We may be able to represent you on a contingency-fee-basis, where we do not collect attorney fees unless and until you recover compensation via a settlement offer or court award. There are no up-front-payments required in this arrangement.