Any motorcycle accident is a serious affair. Because of the size difference between motorcycles and cars. It is a rare day when a New Orleans motorcyclist can just get up and walk away from his or her injuries.
Certainly, people can understand the seriousness of a motorcycle accident when a biker ends up in a coma, paralyzed or with broken bones. However, there are other types of serious injuries that commonly occur in motorcycle accidents.
These injuries, often called soft tissue injuries, affect a person's muscles and other parts of their muscle and skeletal systems profoundly, leaving them in constant pain and unable to work or, in severe cases, even function in daily life.
Unfortunately, it can be easy for the other, at fault motorist or the insurance company to minimize such injuries, as they are not evident. Therefore, people wrongly assume that they are not serious and thus may offer a low-ball settlement to cover a person's medical bills and lost income which is not nearly enough to actually do so.
This is why those who have suffered soft tissue injuries after a motorcycle accident should strongly consider getting a skilled and experienced advocate, like those who work at our law office, to help them in their case. In our decades of experience, we have developed the habit of being to assert ourselves against insurance carriers in effort to educate them about how serious a soft tissue injury like whiplash can be.
A person has legal options after a motorcycle accident, and they should preserve these options by getting the help they need right after an accident, even if they do not feel like they need it. They can then count on our office to file a claim with the at-fault driver's insurance company and pursue as much compensation as legally possible.