Dedicated And Passionate Legal Representation For Motorcycle Accident Victims
Anyone who chooses to ride a motorcycle knows that it comes with some risks. They are smaller and lighter than cars and trucks, and they offer no external protection during a crash. However, some of the greatest risks come not from the bike itself but from the negligence of drivers on the road. Statistics show that motorcyclists are approximately 29 times more likely than occupants of a larger vehicle to be killed in a crash.
If you’ve been seriously injured in a Louisiana motorcycle accident or lost someone you love, you deserve justice. When you contact Smith Shanklin Sosa, LLC, you’ll work with attorneys who fight to hold negligent drivers accountable and to ensure that you receive full and fair compensation for your injuries and losses. Our practice is based in Baton Rouge and we serve clients statewide.
The Most Common Motorcycle Accident Causes And Scenarios
The following are some of the most common driver behaviors that causes accidents between cars/trucks and motorcycles:
- Failure to notice or watch for motorcyclists
- Speeding and distracted driving
- Passing too close to motorcyclists without leaving an adequate buffer
- Making a dangerous left-hand turn across the path of an approaching motorcyclist
- Disobeying traffic controls, such as trying to “beat the light” at an intersection
- Drunk driving
- Tailgating riders or cutting them off in traffic, increasing the risk of a rear-end collision
Unfortunately, it is very common for both drivers and insurers to blame motorcyclists for their own injuries. There is a popular misconception that bikers are reckless and unconcerned with their own safety or the safety of others.
This is largely untrue, but the stereotype can make it more difficult for bikers to hold negligent drivers accountable. For this and other reasons, it is critical to gather evidence of the other driver’s fault with the help of an experienced personal injury attorney.
Offering Personalized Attention And A Team Approach To Your Case
When you hire our firm, we fully investigate your crash and gather all available evidence, including photos and videos, witness statements, police reports and anything significant discovered at the accident site. Regardless of which of our three attorneys represents you, we collaborate on every case. You’ll have three experienced lawyers and support staff invested in your success.
We also offer a level of personalized attention and care that few firms can match. As a client, you’ll be treated like family. That means we are here for you when you need us, we communicate regularly about your case and we do everything we can to help you and your family cope with the difficult aftermath of your accident.
Free Consultations Available – Contact Us Today
Smith Shanklin Sosa offers free initial consultations, and we don’t charge any legal fees unless we help you recover compensation. To discuss your legal options with our caring and attentive lawyers, call us in Baton Rouge at 225-424-6094 or reach out online.