Unlike most other motor vehicles, motorcycles are often ridden for pure enjoyment. When the weather is nice, one can enjoy it while driving to places he or she has never been. Just like other motor vehicles on the roadway, motorcycles have the same rights and privileges. This means that other drivers must yield to them, drive a safe distance from them and watch for them in their mirrors and blind spots. However, some motorists fail to do so, causing a serious and even fatal motorcycle crash.
The injuries that befall a victim of a motorcycle crash can be tremendous and critical. A victim is frequently left with debilitating injuries or those that take much time to recover from. Additionally, the pain and suffering involved can be severe. Therefore, victims in the Baton Rouge area should understand their rights and how to go about collecting compensation for their losses.
At the Lucky Law Firm, PLC, our experienced legal team is skilled at collecting evidence and information that can help our clients not only prove liability in the crash but also calculate the damages suffered. By looking at investigative reports, witness accounts, medical records and consulting with experts, we can establish what action caused the motorcycle crash and what damages, such as medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, short-term and long-term disability and rehabilitation resulted because of the crash.
To learn more, check out our law firm’s motorcycle accident webpage on our site. While no one expects to be involved in a crash, the reality is that these events happen more often that one would think. With distracted, reckless and intoxicated drivers on the roadways, it is possible for accidents to occur everyday. Thus, if you fall victim to a crash, it is imperative to understand your rights and how to best protect them.