What to do After a Baton Rouge Motorcycle Accident

What You Need To Do

The Insurance Information Institute estimates over 88,000 people are injured while on motorcycles each year. After a motorcycle accident, the first thing you should do is go to the hospital and get medical treatment. Motorcycle accidents can be traumatic and can cause severe injuries to the driver and passengers. These types of accidents can be life altering because of the unexpected physical injury, added expenses, and lost transportation. Most people do not expect themselves to be involved in a motor vehicle accident.

A motorcycle accident can be hard to comprehend while it is happening, but it is important to have as much information as possible for your case. Communicating with witnesses by asking for phone numbers or giving yours is a great resource for your case. These types of witnesses are considered unbiased third parties because they have nothing to gain. It is important to have detailed information on your hospital treatment and costs, witness contacts, and property damage to give to your lawyer.

Legal Process

When injured while on a motorcycle, you can be left with physical damage, medical bills and emotional trauma. When pursuing justice for the accident, getting into contact with an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer is vital. The lawyers will explain the process of filing your claim and how the settlement would work. Depending on the reliability of witnesses, they may be asked to make a statement for the settlement process. Our firm has collected hundreds of thousands of dollars for motorcycle accident victims, and we never require payment until you receive compensation for your injuries.

Types of Baton Rouge Car and Motorcycle Accident Cases

If you have been hit from behind in a car accident, you are not alone. Rear-end collisions are the most common type of car accident. They are also the most common cause of whiplash, a painful and potentially disabling neck and back injury.

 

A head-on collision is the type of car accident most likely to result in death. Head-on collisions account for about 2 percent of car accidents but cause about 10 percent of all motor vehicle fatalities.

 

A rollover accident, in which a car tips over onto its side or roof, is a dangerous car crash. Rollover accidents have a higher fatality rate than other car accidents. If you or a loved one has survived a rollover, your injuries are likely to be serious, but you may be lucky to be alive.

The driver who caused your car accident may have had something entirely different from driving on their mind at the time of the wreck. We’ve all seen examples of distracted drivingcell phone use behind the wheel, texting while driving, turning to deal with kids, applying makeup or shaving, fiddling with the radio, etc.

Distracted driving is multitasking at its potentially deadly worst. When a car accident has been caused by a distracted driver, those who have been injured or lost a loved one deserve swift and sure compensation for their losses.

It should come as no surprise that intersections are the scenes of many car accidents. Multiple streams of traffic cross and turn in front of each other. When drivers don’t pay attention at intersections, crashes are often the result.

As you may expect, the increased speeds allowed on Louisiana interstates and highways result in more destructive crashes when car accidents occur. When high-speed highway accidents happen in heavy traffic, multiple vehicles may become involved, resulting in pileups that damage many cars and injure or kill multiple people.

Baton Rouge auto accidents can often lead to scars, lacerations or disfigurement. Sometimes those accidents come in the form of auto accidents, other times it may be from a dog or animal bite.

Contact a Babcock Partners Accident Attorney Today

We are confident that we can make a difference for you. In fact, having an experienced accident lawyer on your side may be the number one factor in your obtaining any recovery at all. That said,  if you don’t obtain a financial recovery, you will pay no attorney’s fee or costs.

And if you are not satisfied with how your case is going, we will return your case file to you within 30 days of being hired as part of our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee with no attorney’s fee or costs owed to us whatsoever.

Don’t wait to take action after a car accident. GET EVEN. CALL STEPHEN.™