If you sustained injuries in a New Orleans, New Orleans East, or Orleans Parish motorcycle accident, an attorney from Morris Bart, LLC may be able to help you understand your rights and seek compensation based on the facts of your case. You may be able to hold the at-fault motorist liable and recover a payout for your damages.
Call our team today at (504) 613-4771 for a free review of your case by a member of our New Orleans motorcycle accident team. A New Orleans motorcycle accident lawyer can explain the strength of the case and may be able to pursue damages for you on a contingency basis.
Identifying the Liable Party in a New Orleans Motorcycle Accident
Our motorcycle accident lawyers work with victims of motorcycle accidents in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, New Orleans East, and other parishes and suburbs around New Orleans. We can evaluate the facts of your case and identify the liable party or parties. Then, we may be able to file a claim or take legal action on your behalf.
Understanding and proving negligence in a motorcycle accident is sometimes complicated. Even if the motorcycle was the only vehicle wrecked, other vehicles may have been involved in causing the accident. Motorcyclists may lay their bikes down to avoid colliding with a driver who fails to yield the right of way in an intersection, or they may lose control when another car makes an abrupt move into their lane without signaling.
Some ways a driver’s negligence can cause a motorcycle accident includes:
- Lane changes without signaling
- Failure to obey traffic signals or signs
- Failure to check blind spots before changing lanes
- Failure to yield right of way
- Pulling out in front of a motorcycle
- Following too closely
- Distracted driving
- Drunk driving
- Fatigued driving
A motorcycle accident attorney from Morris Bart, LLC can get to the bottom of your motorcycle accident, identifying the cause and the at-fault party. We can even enlist the help of accident reconstruction specialists and other experts if necessary, to secure evidence to support your claim. Call (504) 613-4771 now to learn more or get started today.
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Our Lawyers May Be Able to Pursue Damages in Your New Orleans Motorcycle Accident Case
As stated by the Louisiana Auto Insurance Guide, all drivers must carry liability insurance coverage on their motor vehicles. The minimum liability limits are $15,000 for bodily injury for one person, $30,000 for bodily injury for more than one person, and $25,000 for property damage. The motorcycle accident lawyers from Morris Bart, LLC may be able to prove your case and seek damages on your behalf by filing an insurance claim against the at-fault driver.
Under Louisiana’s comparative fault law your potential payout could be reduced if, for example, you were not wearing a helmet and sustained a head injury. However, we will work to mitigate the impact of this allegation or show why it does not apply in your case.
You can also count on our team to:
- Handle all communication with the insurance company and at-fault party
- Answer your questions and address your concerns
- Secure evidence to support your claim
- Work closely with experts when necessary
- Document your accident-related expenses and losses
To learn more about how a New Orleans motorcycle accident lawyer can help you prove negligence and liability and pursue damages in your case, call (504) 613-4771 now for your free case review.
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Recoverable Damages in a New Orleans Motorcycle Accident Case
We will gather evidence to support our case against the at-fault driver, pursuing damages through an insurance claim or by taking your case to trial. The recoverable damages depend on your actual documented expenses and losses, but may include:
- Current and future medical treatment and related care
- Current and future lost wages
- Diminished earning capacity
- Property damages
- Pain and suffering
- Other non-economic damages
If a member of your immediate family passed away in a New Orleans motorcycle accident, your family may be eligible to seek and recover wrongful death damages to compensate you for your related losses. We can navigate this process on your behalf.
There Is a Short Statute of Limitations on Motorcycle Accident Cases in Louisiana
Louisiana generally gives motorcycle accident victims only one year to file a lawsuit under Louisiana Civil Code, Article 3492. We need to evaluate your case and begin to identify and secure evidence as soon as possible after your accident. Reach out to us as soon as your injuries are stable, so we can begin to build a case.
A New Orleans motorcycle accident lawyer can often settle accident claims without ever having to take the case to court. However, to negotiate an out-of-court settlement before time runs out, we need to be able to build a strong case, so if necessary, we can file a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault motorist or another liable party.
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Talk to a New Orleans Motorcycle Accident Attorney
If you suffered injuries in a motorcycle accident anywhere in New Orleans, New Orleans East, or the Orleans Parish, a traffic accident lawyer from Morris Bart, LLC can review your case and determine if you should take legal action against the motorist who caused your accident. We may be able to help you seek and secure a payout to cover your accident-related expenses and losses.
At Morris Bart, LLC, we have 98 attorneys across over 15 offices in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Arkansas. We help accident victims across the Gulf South pursue the compensation they need to pay for medical care, cover lost wages, and cover other accident-related costs.
Call (504) 613-4771 today to discuss your New Orleans motorcycle accident with an attorney from our New Orleans office. We can explain your rights and determine the strength of your case. We may be able to seek damages for you based on contingency.