Louisiana Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
Experienced Louisiana Motorcycle Accident Lawyers Fighting for Your Rights as a Motorcyclist
Mansfield Melancon’s motorcycle accident lawyers always urge the innocent victims of these wrecks to speak with us as soon as possible. We know what it’s like to be respected on the road-or not. We also know from our experience as serious injury and wrongful death lawyers how devastating it is when a friend or family member is seriously injured in a motorcycle accident. The lawyers at Mansfield Melancon have both the knowledge and resources necessary to fight to get you or your loved one the compensation and justice you deserve.
Motorcycle Accident Lawyers at Mansfield Melancon
The lawyers at Mansfield Melancon are committed to protecting the safety of motorcyclists on the road and fighting for their financial compensation and recovery in litigation. You need a tough lawyer to advocate for your rights and interests. An automobile driver’s excuse of “I didn’t see the biker” is not acceptable. The lawyers at Mansfield Melancon won’t allow negligent parties to get away with flimsy excuses that blame the biker for the accident or attempt to deflect blame from their own actions. We are aggressive motorcycle and motor vehicle accident litigators in Louisiana. The goal of Mansfield Melancon’s lawyers is to hold negligent parties accountable for our clients’ injuries and damages.
We Fight for the Interests of Motorcyclists
The lawyers at Mansfield Melancon work to gather evidence quickly and obtain witness statements before accuracy is lost. Time is of the essence in any accident case, and swift action is particularly important in motorcycle accidents. When necessary, we retain the expert services of accident reconstructionist, engineers and medical experts under motorcycle crash circumstances such as:
- Unexpected left turns
- Sudden lane changes by other drivers
- Cutting a corner too close
- Sudden stops
- Running a red light or stop sign
- Failing to yield
- Dangerous road conditions
- Failing to signal a turn
- Manufacturing defects of motorcycles and motorcycle safety equipment
Our team at Mansfield Melancon carefully analyzes the circumstances of each case we handle. We preserve resources while also going to the greatest lengths necessary to obtain the compensation our clients deserve for maximum possible recovery.
Aside from the most obvious injuries that can occur without the proper gear in a motorcycle accident, road rash can be extremely painful. Here at Mansfield Melancon we caution our clients to suit up every time, no exceptions.
- D.O.T. Helmet - certified by the Department of Transportation
- Novelty helmets don’t do a thing. A brain injury is life-changing. Protect yourself!
- Wearing a helmet not approved by DOT is a huge risk.
- If you wear the correct helmet you are 3 times more likely to survive a head injury.
- Face or Eye protection
- In most states eye protection is required unless your motorcycle is equipped with a protective windscreen.
- Protective Clothing
- Leather or Kevlar, protective body armor for the entire body.
- Motorcycle gloves.
- Tough Footwear
- Steel toed boots that come up over your ankles are best.
- Tuck in your laces so they won’t catch on your motorcycle.
What Type of Damages can I Recover from my Motorcycle Accident?
Victims of motorcycle accidents have the right to recover for their injuries that result from a driver’s negligence, recklessness, or inattention. The injured victim may be able to recover the following types of damages from the wrongdoer:
- Medical costs
- Lost income (past and future)
- Pain and suffering (physical and emotional)
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Other types of recoverable damages
In certain situations, an injured motorcycle accident victim may be able to recover punitive damages from the operator of the motor vehicle. Punitive damages are usually awarded to the victim of an accident for the purposes of punishing the wrongdoer. These types of damages are generally associated with drunk or impaired drivers who cause a motorcycle accident.
When Should I Call a Lawyer?
If you are in need of reliable legal advice on how to proceed after a motorcycle accident, contact Mansfield Melancon immediately to make sure your rights and interests are being protected. It is important to receive compensation for your motorcycle accident. It is equally important to have a team of skilled lawyers who will provide the personalized attention your case requires and deserves. You can reach us at our New Orleans number at 504-500-1108, Baton Rouge number at 225-612-0800, Lafayette number at 337-409-0003, or you can contact us online. You can also send us an email with questions about your claim at firstname.lastname@example.org.