Motorcycle Personal Injury Consultations
The King Firm has years of experience dealing with personal injury cases surrounding car, trucking, boating, and motorcycle accidents. Out of all these categories, motorcycle accidents are one of the deadliest types because of how little protection the driver is offered. If you or a loved one has been involved in a motorcycle accident recently, we urge you to consult with us as soon as possible so we can determine if you have a case and how good of a case that might be. Here are some things to consider if you’ve been involved in a motorcycle accident:
Was The Accident in a Fault State?
One of the major factors to consider is if the accident has occurred in a fault or no-fault state. The King Firm is based in New Orleans; Louisiana is a fault state. We’ve handled cases all around the United States, so don’t worry if you aren’t in Louisiana, we can still offer the help you require.
What does fault and no-fault mean when it comes to automobile accidents? Simply put, a fault system means that the driver or party who caused the accident is liable for all damages dealt. Their insurance company will pay for these damages up to the limits of what is allowed.
A no-fault state would mean that the person who was involved in the accident would submit a claim to their OWN insurance company despite the fact that the accident was not at all their fault. In most no-fault states there is a set of criteria or certain conditions that must be met before you are allowed to sue for gross negligence or such similar charges.
Motorcycle Injury Statistics
According to a report released by the Governors Highway Safety Association, motorcycle accidents occurred 28 times more frequently than other fatal accidents when accounting for vehicle miles traveled. This report was released in 2017; in 2018, as many as 4,985 motorcyclists were killed. This is a 5% decrease from the prior year but considering that motorcyclists are still much more likely to be involved in a fatal accident, it also means that there are that many people who are involved in non-fatal motorcycle accidents where many of them have merit for personal injury claims.
Motorcycle Injuries And Fault
Consider that motorcyclists are significantly more susceptible to major harm when drivers on the road do not exercise reasonable care. A simple fender bender between two cars can be highly dangerous for a motorcyclist who is fully exposed. This is where living in a fault or no-fault state is most important because while anyone can be involved in an accident, many accidents can be attributed to negligence—especially when you consider many people are involved in distracted driving accidents. If you can prove that the other party is guilty of negligence, you will be able to recover your losses.
Because negligence is difficult to prove since many different factors must be considered, it is best to get in touch with a professional personal injury firm as soon as possible. At The King Firm, we advise all of our potential clients to call us as soon as possible after an accident so that we can begin to build up a case while the details are fresh for all parties involved.
New Orleans Motorcycle Personal Injury
The King Firm has an accident reporting app on iPhone app store and Google Play store that will allow you to take pictures of the scene of the accident and send those photos directly to our attorneys at The King Firm. This will allow them to get to work on your case as quickly as possible!
Motorcyclists are at higher risk than every other motor vehicle type. Many motorcyclists are involved in seemingly minor accidents but they get injuries that show themselves over time. A common example is road rash, road rash can be serious if left untreated. Many riders think that it’s just like scraping your knee and it will heal, but there can be internal bleeding that causes problems when left untreated. It is important to recover from as much of your losses as possible while seeking compensation for medical bills.
Contact The King Firm today for a free consultation at (504)-909-5464!