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How do Motorcycle Accidents Commonly Occur?

A common cause of motorcycle accidents occurs when inattentive drivers unsafely enter the lane of travel next to them and sideswipes the driver of a motorcycle. When this happens, the motorcyclist can be thrown from his motorcycle and sustain severe injuries.

Another common cause of motorcycle accidents occurs when drivers of vehicles follow too closely behind motorcycles and strike them in the rear. This is known as tailgating. Again, this type of driving can be very dangerous to drivers of motorcycles.

Other common negligent behavior that contributes to motorcycle accidents include:

  • Texting while driving
    • Many drivers think they can multi-task and attempt to text will driving but this type of behavior increases the risk of accidents. An accident can occur suddenly. So, it is important to remain aware and alert when driving.
  • Distracted Driving
    • Drivers take their eyes off the road for many reasons, including grabbing their cup of coffee, checking their phone, or adjusting the radio station. Whatever the reason, it is important to only do certain acts inside of your vehicle when it is safe to do so. Otherwise, you may increase the risk of being involved in an accident.
  • Speeding
  • Careless Operation
  • Failing to Yield the Right of Way
    • Some motorists feel that motorcycle drivers have less rights than them on the road but this could not be further from the truth. Although a motorcycle is smaller than typical vehicles on the road, the driver of a motorcycle carriers the same rights as other motorists.
  • Driving While Intoxicated or Impaired
  • Not Paying Attention

What rights do you have after a Motorcycle Wreck?

You have rights after being involved in a motorcycle accident. These rights are in place to make you whole after suffering a loss from an accident. Louisiana law allows you to hold those responsible for the fault and negligent acts that contributed to the injuries you suffered. Thus, you are entitled to recover damages for your physical and mental injuries. In addition, you have the right to be compensated for the following:

  • Pain and Suffering;
  • Loss of enjoyment of life:
  • Expenses for medical care;
  • Expense for travel to the physician’s office,
  • Lost earnings;
  • Lost earning capacity.

A Lawyer Can Help You After Your Motorcycle Accident:

At the Desiah Law Firm, we help injured people recover just and fair compensation 100% of the time. That means, we are very experienced with getting clients exactly what they deserve following their accident. We also understand how much of an impact an accident can have on an individual’s life, health, and family. That is why we treat every case with care.

After your accident, it is crucial to have an Attorney who can help guide you to being made whole again. Our work involves getting our clients the best medical care so that they can fully recover from their injuries. We also evaluate your case thoroughly. Details matter. We take the time to gain a full understanding of how your accident impacted your personal life to ensure that you receive the maximize amount of value for your case. Our firm can help you when it matters most. Give us a call at (504) 553-3047.