MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENTS IN LOUISIANA
You were driving or the passenger on a motor cycle and were hit by a car or truck. You were following the traffic laws and had the right-of-way. Why should you have to pay for medical expenses, missed work, vehicle or vessel repairs, medications, surgery and therapy?
What if you were a passenger on a motorcycle and the driver was not obeying the traffic laws? The driver is responsible for the expenses caused to you.
First and most importantly, get appropriate medical care. Call 911. Make sure you tell the doctor that you were hit by a car or truck because you want this in your medical records. Keep all records of medical expenses.
The driver or operator at fault will be issued a ticket or arrested. This creates a record that will be helpful in recovering your medical expenses and personal injury damages.
Second, take pictures of all vehicles, including he motorcycle you were riding.
Third, get an attorney experienced in handling personal injury cases. Don’t deal with the adjuster yourself. The adjuster will tell you that the liability is strong enough to justify a decent offer, the injury isn’t bad enough, your medical expenses are excessive, or that you did not see the right doctor. He will lowball you into a stingy settlement by telling you that you should have gotten medical treatment sooner or gotten more medical treatment to heal faster. His job is to not pay you for any injury or pay you as little insurance money as possible. At Ellen Cronin Badeaux, LLC, you pay nothing for an attorney to fight the adjuster and insurance company’s attorney, until you get paid.
Fourth, take pictures of all your injuries.
If the other driver or operator is at fault, you are entitled to:
> Your medical expenses including expenses covered by your insurance,
> Lost wages
> Physical therapy expenses,
> Medications including antibiotics, pain medication and anti-anxiety medication,
> Pain and suffering,
> Loss of enjoyment of marital relations.
Ellen Cronin Badeaux, LLC, has represented injured people for 23 years in the cities of Amite, Baton Rouge, Bogalusa, Chalmette, Clinton, Covington, Denham Springs, Donaldsonville, Franklinton, Gonzales, Greensburg, Gretna, Hammond, Kenner, Livingston, Madisonville, Mandeville, Metairie, New Orleans, St. Francisville and Slidell in Ascension, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Jefferson, Livingston, Orleans, St. Bernard, St. Helena, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, West Feliciana and Washington Parishes. Call us at 985-892-1955 for a FREE consultation in your motorcycle accident case.
We also work with Louisiana’s Most Trusted Personal Injury Attorney –s Frank J. D’Amico, Sr., APLC, of Counsel