If you or a loved one was injured in a motorcycle accident that was not your fault, contact our Baton Rouge, LA, motorcycle accident lawyers at Gauthier Amedee at 225-647-1700 or fill out our online form to get the help you need right away.
At Gauthier Amedee, our motorcycle wreck lawyers have seen firsthand the damage that cars and other passenger vehicles can cause when drivers do not pay attention to the motorcyclists around them. If you were injured due to someone else’s negligence, you should not be held responsible for your pain, suffering, medical bills and lost wages. Let Gauthier Amedee provide the dedicated and aggressive representation you need to recover the maximum compensation for your serious injuries.
Drivers are often under the impression that reckless and irresponsible behavior by motorcyclists leads to a majority of serious motorcycle accidents. In fact, drivers of cars and other passenger vehicles are far more likely to cause serious motorcycle accidents when they do not respect the rights of motorcyclists.
Regardless of what vehicle they are driving, motorists have a responsibility to safely share the road. If you are a motorcyclist that was injured in a traffic accident through no fault of your own, trust Gauthier Amedee to provide the experienced, dedicated representation you need to get through your difficult time. Our experienced Baton Rouge, LA, motorcycle accident lawyers will review your case absolutely FREE, and help provide the answers you seek.
Motorcyclists are at a much higher risk of being seriously injured or killed in traffic accidents compared to drivers in other vehicles. Even if they are wearing a helmet, a motorcyclist is up to 26 times more likely than a passenger vehicle driver to be fatally injured in an accident. In Louisiana, all riders are legally obligated to wear a helmet at all times when out on the road. Unfortunately, sometimes even this is not enough to prevent serious and even fatal injuries to riders.
Here are some statistics that illustrate the dangers motorcyclists face every day:
- There were 5,286 motorcyclists fatally injured in traffic accidents in 2016.
- Motorcyclists accounted for 14% of all traffic fatalities in the United States in 2016.
- It is estimated that wearing a helmet saved the lives of 1,859 motorcyclists in 2016.
- Furthermore, the National Highway Traffic Safety administration believes that an additional 802 riders could have avoided fatal injuries in 2016 had they been wearing a helmet at the time of their accident.
A total of 72 Louisiana residents lost their lives in tragic and preventable motorcycle accidents in 2018. In addition, inexperience or reckless behavior on the part of motorcyclists is a factor in a vast minority of motorcycle accident cases. The biggest risk to riders is drivers of other passenger vehicles.
At Gauthier Amedee, you never have to pay any attorney’s fee up front. In fact, we only get paid after you do. And if there is no recovery, there is no attorney’s fee. It’s that simple. We’re here to work hard for you and to make sure that your rights are fully protected. Contact our Baton Rouge, LA, motorcycle accident lawyers at Gauthier Amedee right away at 225-647-1700 or fill out our online contact form and we will provide you with a FREE, confidential and no-obligation consultation about your case.