Aggressive Representation for Motorcycle Accidents in Metairie, LA
Hundreds of motorcycle accidents occur in Metro New Orleans and its surrounding areas every year. Motorcycles do not provide the same protection as larger vehicles and can therefore cause more serious injuries to passengers. If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident in Metairie, Louisiana and have been offered a settlement from the other party’s insurance company, did you get the compensation you feel you deserve? Graver injuries and higher medical debt warrant comprehensive financial compensation, and The Law Office of Andrew R. Schwing will help you fight for the fair compensation that you are owed.
Have You Been Injured in a Motorcycle Accident?
Motorcycle accidents can often be more fatal than the average auto accident and can also result in injuries that are comparatively more serious than the average auto accident. Because of the seriousness of motorcycle accident injuries, your medical bills may be higher, and your pain may be greater.
Among others, some of the more serious injuries from motorcycle accidents will include:
– Loss of limbs
– Spinal cord injuries
– Brain damage
– Head trauma
– Broken bones
– Severe burns
Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
Motorcycle accidents can occur for several reasons, though compensable incidents usually involve the negligence of another driver. Such causes include the following.
– Running red lights
– Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
– Larger vehicles cutting off a motorcyclist
– Not leaving room between vehicles
– Larger vehicles failing to yield to motorcyclists
What is The Statute of Limitations in Louisiana?
In Louisiana, an injured victim has exactly one year to file an injury lawsuit to seek damages, starting the day the accident took place. The longer you choose to wait to file your lawsuit, the slimmer your chances of recovering compensation.
Because each state has a set statute of limitation law for motorcycle accidents, it’s imperative to file your lawsuit immediately after your accident and after making sure you are within the stated number of years. Unfortunately, most people are unaware of the statute of limitations, so it is crucial to contact a motorcycle accident lawyer as soon as possible following your motorcycle accident.
How much Compensation can be Recovered from a Lawsuit?
Because every motorcycle accident is different, it’s important to note that your case and the severity of your accident will impact the total amount of compensation that you can receive. Factors such as the severity of the injury, total property damage, and lost wages will all be taken into account and evaluated by our attorneys as they begin to craft and build your case to achieve the maximum amount of compensation possible.
Severity of Injuries
When evaluating the severity of your injury, it’s helpful to note whether you have required any surgeries, the length of time for your recovery, the number of appointments for doctor’s visits or physical therapy sessions you must attend, and others, which all ultimately factor into the total amount you may be owed for physical damages.
Similarly, the severity of your property damage is also a huge factor in a motorcycle accident claim due to the fact that most motorcycles are completely totaled after being in an accident. The loss of your vehicle may also be considered in the amount of the settlement payment.
Loss of Wages
Because of the common severity of injuries, it’s likely that as a victim of a motorcycle accident, you will spend time away from work to attend doctor’s appointments or recovery from your accident. Due to this time away from work, an experienced motorcycle accident attorney will help you recover lost wages and a net income, which may be less than what you’re accustomed to.
Why should I hire a Metairie Motorcycle Accident Lawyer?
Regardless of the cause of a motorcycle accident, it can be difficult for injured riders to obtain compensation, which can result in complex cases. All too often, the faulty party’s insurance company will try to downplay liability or deny damages in order to limit financial exposure, especially when a motorcycle driver will attempt to represent themselves without an attorney. Insurance companies will sometimes rely on riders’ inexperience in order to settle a case unfairly and deny rightful compensation.
Contact The Law Office
of Andrew R. Schwing
Although it may be your first motorcycle accident in Metairie, the motorcycle accident lawyers at The Law Office of Andrew R. Schwing are experienced and prepared to take on your case. We will communicate with insurance companies, obtain police reports, gather witness statements, collect evidence, investigate motorist history, identify possible product liability claims, review medical records, and consult technical experts. Don’t rely on an insurance company to give you a fair settlement. Give us a call today at 504-613-0621 or complete our contact form to schedule your free case evaluation.
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