Previous posts on this blog have talked about the dangers distracted drivers present to the people of New Orleans and the surrounding Louisiana communities. Inattentive and distracted drivers are a particular hazard to motorcyclists. Given their small size, motorcycles are naturally harder to see than a full-sized passenger vehicle. What this means is that drivers have to be particularly on the lookout for motorcycles both while traveling along and at intersections or when they are trying to make a turn.
After a serious motorcycle accident, the driver of the other car may claim that they simply did not see the motorcyclist before the accident. Although this might be a common defense, the reality is that it does not mean that a motorcyclist should not receive compensation from the driver that hit him. It rather begs the question as why the driver did not see the motorcyclist.
At our law office, we work hard to help victims of motorcycle accidents get to the bottom of why exactly another car hit them. In doing so, we recognize there may be an uphill battle since there is still a stigma out there that motorcyclists are reckless and aggressive drivers.
Knowing this makes us work all the harder to get to the bottom of what really happened in the course of an accident. For instance, we will explore whether the driver was on the phone, texting and driving or otherwise distracted at the time of the incident. We will also determine whether the driver was speeding or violated other traffic laws that, had they been followed, would have prevented the accident.
By determining cause and liability, our law fir is able to help clients in their pursuit for compensation. A personal injury claim could help those harmed by a negligent driver recover compensation for the losses and damages suffered