Motorcycle accidents often lead to more serious injuries and damages than your average accident. If you are a motorcyclist who was injured in a Monroe accident, you may be entitled to compensation. Personal injury case victims can receive awards for injuries, lost wages, and more. If your family member passed away in a Monroe motorcycle accident, you may be able to pursue funeral costs and other damages in a wrongful death case. The Morris Bart law firm fights for victims and their family members in Monroe motorcycle accident cases. Call us today at (318) 884-0904 for a free consultation about your case and the next steps you may be able to take toward compensation. The Morris Bart law firm represents clients on a contingency-fee-basis, meaning you do not pay us unless you receive a settlement or ruling in your case. We look forward to helping you fight for justice.
The Liable Party in Your Motorcycle Accident Case
One of the key steps in securing compensation is to determine who is liable for your motorcycle accident injuries. In many cases, the liable party is the driver of a vehicle that struck the motorcycle. In order to prove a driver’s liability, the court requires the defendant to produce evidence that the driver was operating their vehicle in a negligent manner, such as:
- Breaking a traffic law
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Distracted driving, such as texting, eating, or grooming while driving
- Drowsy driving
In other cases, the liable party is not so obvious. Multi-car accidents could mean that fault is shared by multiple parties. Other circumstances could mean a non-driver party is at fault in a motorcycle accident. This can occur if:
- Those responsible for road safety, such as a local government, fail to maintain a safe roadway or adequately marked construction or hazard zones
- A maintenance technician is negligent in the repair or maintenance of a vehicle’s safety system
- A vehicle or parts manufacturer sells a defective product that causes or contributes to the accident
A Monroe motorcycle accident lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm can help you determine which party or parties may be responsible for your motorcycle accident. Our firm is not afraid to go after any party that caused you harm. For a free consultation call on your case, call the Monroe team at the Morris Bart law firm today at (318) 884-0904.
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A Monroe Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Can Work for You
If you choose representation by the Morris Bart law firm in your motorcycle case, our lawyers will get to work on your defense while you focus on healing. Services our lawyers offer may include:
- Speaking with you in-depth to get a complete understanding of your case, answering your questions, and keeping you updated as your case progresses
- Handling the legal paperwork, navigating the relevant local laws, and ensuring that your case is filed in court before relevant statutes of limitations expire
- Obtaining evidence that demonstrates the liability of the party that caused your injuries, such as photos, videos, witness statements, and police reports.
- Hiring traffic and motorcycle accident experts.
- Documenting your injuries to present the full extent of your damages to court.
- Speaking with insurance companies or the court on your behalf.
- Fighting for your rights throughout the legal process.
A Monroe motorcycle accident lawyer can advocate for you to receive a fair and reasonable claim from the liable party’s insurance company. If they are not willing to offer one, the Morris Bart law firm can take your case to court.
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Possible Compensation from a Motorcycle Accident
If we are successful in fighting your case, you may be eligible for various forms of compensation covering your losses. This could include:
- Medical costs stemming from your accident, including any emergency transportation and care in the immediate aftermath of the crash
- Projected future costs of treatment
- Wages that you have lost because of the accident
- Any reduced earning power that was caused by your injuries
- Pain and suffering caused by the accident and your injuries
If your family member died in a Monroe motorcycle accident, you may be able to file a wrongful death case on their behalf. Possible awards in a wrongful death case include:
- Funeral and burial costs
- Cost of medical treatment prior to your loved one’s death
- Loss of your loved one’s income
- Loss of consortium
- Pain and suffering
These are not the only damages for which you might be able to recover compensation. A legal team member from the Morris Bart law firm can review your case and give you insight into what damages may be available in your case when you call for a free consultation.
You Have Limited Time to Act
According to Louisiana’s liberative prescription, the statute of limitations for personal injury and wrongful death claims is generally one year from the date of your accident. If you do not act within this one-year time frame, you may lose your right to legal action. There may be exceptions to this one-year time limit in some cases. Call a Monroe motorcycle accident lawyer at the Morris Bart law firm today at (318) 884-0904 for a free consultation on how the statute of limitations pertains to your case.
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There were 1,177 people injured or killed in motorcycle accidents in Louisiana in 2019, according to data reports from Louisiana State University’s Center for Analytics & Research in Transportation. Holding those who injure motorcyclists accountable does more than just provide financial support for recovery—it can help make the streets safer for other riders. The Morris Bart law firm is here to represent you if you were the victim of another driver’s negligence. Call a Monroe motorcycle accident lawyer today at (318) 884-0904 to discuss how we can move your case forward. Our firm operates on a contingency-fee-basis. You pay nothing up front for our services, and we only collect a fee if we secure a judgment or settlement.
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