According to a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) report, 4,976 people died in motorcycle crashes in 2015. This same year 88,000 motorcyclists were injured. Motorcycle accidents are on the rise. Some people drive without the awareness that there are other vehicles on the road when they are preoccupied with the cell phone or not carefully watching the road. Motorcycles and less visible than cars. Sometimes, it ‘s hard to see motorcycles if you have blind spots in your car. Many of the wrecks are head-on collisions with automobiles; some accidents occur with parked cars when the passenger opens doors, and a cyclist runs into it. Drivers are also responsible for many rear-end accidents, actually running into cyclists. Negligence can be proven easily for these types of cases so that you can receive a fair settlement for your pain and suffering, out of work salary, hospital, doctors, and other expenses that you may encounter over the term of the recovery period of the accident.
Road hazards are a big problem for motorcyclists. During road construction, uneven road heights between lanes can cause havoc for a cyclist. Especially at night, it is hard to see the obstructions and other problems on the highway. Another complaint by cyclists are potholes that can also cause serious accidents and injury. If the state or municipality is responsible, you may be eligible for compensation. Data shows that nearly 50% of deadly accidents involve only the motorcycle losing control because of poor road conditions.
Motorcycle manufacturers are responsible for defective parts that malfunction. If these parts cause personal injury to the rider, the rider has recourse to file an injury claim. Because the motorcycle was purchased in good faith, the buyer is entitled to a safe motorcycle. Remember you have rights!
Contact Peyton Burkhalter Law for a free consultation. He will get the money you are entitled to for medical bills, lost wages, and property damage. It is important to understand your rights as the victim of a negligent act that has put a burden on you and your loved ones. He will stand up and fight for every penny you deserve. Click here to schedule your free consultation. See the map below for directions to his office.
Peyton B. Burkhalter Law
2540 Severn Ave #129
Metairie, LA 70002