Metairie Motorcycle Injury Attorneys
If you are injured in a motorcycle wreck, it's important to hire an attorney who understands the unique vehicle dynamics and handling of motorcycles. At the Ates Law Firm, we understand motorcycles. Attorney J. Robert Ates first rode a motorcycle in 1959 and has a collection of Harley Davidson and Bourget Motorcycles today.
There are significant differences in how you control, swerve and stop a motorcycle that people would not understand if they did not ride motorcycles themselves. A roadway condition or maneuver that would not cause an accident in a car can result in a serious wreck and life-changing injuries to a motorcyclist.
People who ride motorcycles face hazards that other drivers simply don't face. Drivers of cars and trucks routinely fail to yield to motorcycles. One of the most common accidents occurs when a car makes a left-hand turn in front of a motorcycle, making it impossible for the motorcyclist to avoid a collision.
Unfortunately, motorcycle riders are usually the ones who pay the price for another driver's negligence. When a motorcycle and a car collide, the person in the four-wheeled vehicle usually walks away. The person on the motorcycle suffers serious injuries.
If you are injured in a motorcycle accident, our lawyers are here to make sure that you are not injured a second time by the insurance company of the at-fault driver. After an accident, insurance companies are likely to go into a position of trying to lie some of the blame on you. For example, if a car made a left-hand turn in front of you, the insurance company may try to say that you were speeding and therefore you were either solely or at least partially at fault. In Louisiana, your eventual settlement or verdict for the damages you have suffered will be reduced by the percent of fault that is ascribed to you.
To protect your right to full compensation, it's important to contact a lawyer as soon as possible to collect and preserve evidence of fault. Statements from witnesses as well as accident reconstruction can help prove your case.
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We offer a free initial consultation to evaluate your case and answer your questions. To talk to our Gretna, Destrehan or New Orleans motorcycle accident attorneys, call 504-264-9524 or fill out the contact form on this website.