Accidents are common on the roads in Lake Charles and they can happen to anyone. Even law enforcement officers are not immune to being in a crash when they are on or off-duty. Some off-duty officers enjoy riding motorcycles in their spare time. Part of their job will inevitably be dealing with these accidents, so they are aware of the risks and what can happen to riders. Since a motorcycle-auto accident can result in injuries and death, those who have been affected by a crash should be aware of the litany of issues that will inevitably arise after it has happened. A legal filing can be beneficial to cover for the aftermath of car accidents.
According to a recent report, an off-duty sheriff’s deputy suffered severe injuries when his motorcycle was hit by a car. The deputy was riding and heading south at approximately 11 p.m. A driver heading in the opposite direction was in the inside lane and turning left to go into a parking lot. The female driver said she did not see the motorcycle and crashed into him. The deputy was thrown from the bike. He was taken to the hospital with injuries that were said to be serious. According to the sheriff – the deputy’s boss – the deputy has a punctured lung, bleeding in the brain and multiple broken bones. The deputy has been on the job for six years. The driver of the vehicle was tested to see if she was under the influence and the results are pending.
Motorcycle riders, regardless of their experience and caution, are among the most vulnerable people on the road. Since they are not shielded by the protection afforded by a car or truck, they are prone to being severely injured if there is a crash. In many instances, the injuries are fatal. Even if the rider survives, it will be a tough road to get back to normal, if that is even possible. Medical costs can skyrocket, surgical procedures will be needed and the person might not be able to get back to work in a timely fashion, if at all. With a fatal accident, the family will be forced to pay for a funeral and move on with their lives without their loved one. A legal filing is frequently the only way to cover for all that was lost.
Source: kplctv.com, “CPSO deputy in critical condition following motorcycle crash,” April 2, 2018