Helping Motorcycle Accident Victims in Louisiana
There are many reasons we ride motorcycles—thrills, fuel economy, and the open road. But motorcyclists face a unique set of dangers on the road, and when accidents happen, they often result in serious injuries. When this happens, you need the Louisiana motorcycle accident attorneys at Dudley DeBosier.
Our motorcycle accident lawyers can help get you the personal injury compensation you’re owed for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Our legal staff has years of experience helping motorcycle accident victims with their personal injury claims, and we may be able to help you, too.
We’re Telling Negligent Drivers (and Their Insurance Companies) to Back Off!
Dudley DeBosier is proud to stand up for the rights of Louisiana motorcyclists, and we want to get the word out to everyone who needs to know.
Have you noticed our attorneys standing tall with Paul Teutul Sr. of Orange County Choppers and the hit show American Chopper? That’s because we’ve partnered with Paul Sr. to let motorcyclists know that we are the go-to motorcycle accident attorneys in Louisiana.
Our message is clear. We’re telling negligent drivers and insurance companies to “Back Off My Bike.” Together with other prominent motorcycle accident law firms across the U.S., we’re letting motorcyclists know that they deserve fair treatment after an accident, and they shouldn’t have to settle for less than they’re owed.
A motorcyclist faces unfair bias after an accident but, with the right attorney by their side, they can get the compensation they’re entitled to. Contact the Louisiana motorcycle accident lawyers Dudley DeBosier to learn how we can help you get the respect and payment you deserve.
We Understand Motorcyclists
Motorcyclists are often characterized as reckless or dangerous on the road by insurance companies. Our motorcycle accident lawyers know that isn’t always true.
We understand the dangers riders face, and we know that even the most cautious riders can be involved in serious accidents, such as:
- motor vehicle traffic failing to yield right of way to a motorcyclist
- roadway defects leading to a loss of motorcycle control
- motor vehicle drivers not recognizing motorcycles in moving traffic
Don’t let the insurance company place their stereotypes above your rights to a fair recovery from your injuries. Let the Louisiana motorcycle accident lawyers at Dudley DeBosier protect your rights to compensation.
Why Should I Contact a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer?
When it comes to receiving proper compensation following an accident, those involving motorcycles come with some of the most complicated procedural complications.
Personal Injury Protection (PIP) insurance, also called ‘no-fault’ insurance, is a policy that covers medical bills and injury compensation if you are hurt in a motor vehicle wreck, no matter who is at fault. Here’s the issue: in Louisiana, PIP coverage is optional, and even if you have it, it generally doesn’t extend to cover motorcycles. This means that receiving your due compensation from a motorcycle accident becomes a process that adds significant stress and pain to your recovery.
You need an injury attorney that specializes in motorcycle accidents to help you navigate the difficult landscape that awaits in the aftermath of your accident.
When you consult a motorcycle accident lawyer, they will build your claim by:
- Collecting police reports, photographing the scene, and documenting witnesses
- Researching details about other drivers involved, including their driving history
- Recreating the scene and the accident to gain key insights about your accident
- Helping to pay your immediate medical bills and reviewing medical records
- Collecting additional evidence and information that strengthens your claim
- Consulting with experts and dealing with insurance companies on your behalf
The laws that deal with the enforcement of justice in motorcycle accidents differ from those which pertain to other types of automobile accidents. The New Orleans, Baton Rouge, and Shreveport-based motorcycle accident attorneys in the offices of Dudley DeBosier are highly skilled in navigating motorcycle claims procedures throughout Louisiana, and they will fight for your rights throughout the process.
Frequently Asked Questions About Motorcycle Accident Cases
How much compensation can I get in a motorcycle accident claim?
That depends several factors. Perhaps the biggest factor determining the value of a motorcycle accident claim is the damages experienced by victim. That includes the medical bills, lost income, pain, and suffering the injured person has experienced because of the accident.
Other factors that determine the value of a claim include the potential of shared liability for the crash on part of the victim, the availability of evidence proving the negligence of the defendant, and the willingness of the insurance company to cooperate.
If you’d like to learn more about the potential value of your claim, contact the Louisiana motorcycle accident lawyers at Dudley DeBosier for a free consultation.
Should I get a lawyer after a motorcycle accident?
If your crash involved serious and costly injuries, you should consider the value of hiring an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer. Without an attorney, you’ll typically be in direct negotiations with an insurance company, and that insurer could offer you far less than you deserve.
Hiring a motorcycle accident lawyer can help you maximize the payment you receive from an insurer, and it allows you to focus on your health and recovery while your attorney does the hard work of filing a claim.
How long does a motorcycle accident lawsuit take?
Every case is different. Some cases are resolved in a matter of several weeks, while others can take several months or even longer to resolve. The duration of your medical treatment, the cooperation of the insurance company, and many other factors all play a role in how long it takes to resolve a motorcycle accident claim.
Who is at fault in a motorcycle accident?
In many cases, it’s the driver of the other vehicle, not the motorcyclist, who is at fault for a crash. However, there’s no way to know who is at fault for a motorcycle accident without reviewing all the facts of the case. If you’d like to learn more about how liability can be determined in your case, contact the Louisiana motorcycle accident attorneys at Dudley DeBosier Injury Lawyers for a free case assessment.