Louisiana Motorcycle Statistics
As gas prices go up and more people focus on environmental efficiency, many have chosen to use motorcycles or motor scooters as their primary mode of transportation.
In 2006, Louisiana had approximately 60,000 privately registered motorcycles and that number is expected to increase steadily. Additionally, 131,000 new scooters were sold in the U.S. in 2007. With the increase in popularity of this mode of transportation comes an increase in the risk of accidents as a result of more motorcycles and scooters being on the road in Louisiana and elsewhere.
Motorcycle riders are at a significantly greater risk for being in an accident than someone who drives a car because motorcycles are often less immediately visible to other drivers as another car or truck would be. Inattentive drivers talking on their cell phone or otherwise not paying attention coupled with the typically decreased visibility of motorcycle riders to other drivers makes for a potentially very dangerous situation as a rider.
Another factor that makes motorcycles so dangerous is that there is a lack of protection in terms of what shields the rider from the outside world, so motorcycle riders are immediately more vulnerable by virtue of the fact that they are totally exposed to the elements. This, when combined with the poor state of many of New Orleans’ streets can cause serious hazards to the safety of motorcycle and scooter riders.
Helmet use is a great idea in terms of trying to minimize potential serious head injury but even with such precautions, motorcycle riders are often subject to serious head, neck, and back injuries when involved in an accident.
If you are involved in a motorcycle accident where injuries are sustained in, it is important that you seek medical help and employ the services of a New Orleans motorcycle accident lawyer who can competently represent your needs.
New Orleans Motorcycle Attorney
If you or someone you know have been involved in a motorcycle accident in New Orleans or the surrounding areas, you can rely on the experience of Bloom Legal to gather the evidence needed to build a strong case in your favor including talking to witnesses who saw the accident take place and considering the possibility of whether or not a defect in the motorcycle caused the sustained injuries to be more serious than they otherwise would have been.
The Bloom Legal Advantage
In some cases, when dealing with judges and/or insurance companies, there is a negative perception of motorcycle riders premised on the idea that riders are not careful or that they are reckless and there tends to be a presumption that the rider is at fault.
To prove your case and receive what you deserve, you need a competent attorney who is willing to stand up for your rights and represent you in a way that allows for you to be properly compensated for the injuries you have sustained.
Whether an agreeable settlement with the insurance company can be reached outside of court or the case goes to trial, you can count on Bloom Legal to rigorously represent your New Orleans motorcycle accident claim and help get you the compensation you are entitled to based on the specifics of your case.
Compensation may include items such as payment of medical bills, payment for repair or replacement of your motorcycle, and so on. As a fellow rider, Mr. Bloom brings first-hand perspective on these issues to the table and can understand the dangers presented when you are injured in a motorcycle accident.
Call Bloom Legal today at 504-826-8976 or fill out the contact form to schedule a consultation and discuss how we can fight for your claim today.