Drivers Still Don’t See Motorcycles
People often blame the motorcyclist when accidents occur. The problem is in many cases, these crashes are actually caused by the driver of a car or truck. Those drivers commonly say they “just didn’t see” the bike. That is not an excuse. That is still negligence.
The Townsley Law Firm excels at holding negligent drivers accountable for bad injuries or fatal accidents. We will aggressively pursue maximum compensation for the physical, financial and emotional harm our clients have suffered. Our Lake Charles personal injury lawyers handle motorcycle cases throughout southwest Louisiana.
Experience To Do A Thorough Investigation
There are thousands of motorcycle riders in Louisiana, yet other motorists often fail to account for them. If they do notice motorcycles, they notice the loud bikes or motorcycle riders who are speeding or zipping in and out of traffic. When an accident occurs, the victims get painted with the same “biker” brush.
Our attorneys overcome this bias by conducting a thorough investigation. We visit motorcycle crash sites ourselves to visualize the accident and speak with any witnesses. We also have top accident reconstruction experts at our disposal when liability is disputed.
Reasons Motorcycle Accidents Are Still So Prevalent
From 20 years of experience, we know that motorcycle accidents are commonly caused by the negligence of auto drivers:
- Turning left at intersections
- Following too closely
- Unsafe lane changes or passing
- Speeding or aggressive driving
- Distracted driving (cellphones, etc.)
- Pulling out into traffic
Full Compensation For Devastating Injuries
We have represented motorcycle riders and passengers who suffered serious personal injuries, from broken bones, soft tissue injuries and severe road rash to catastrophic outcomes such as head trauma or spinal cord injury. We have also represented family members in motorcycle wrongful death lawsuits.
We work with medical experts, economists, life care planners and other professionals to detail the full extent of injuries and the impact on our clients’ lives. We assist clients with insurance claims and access to quality medical care while we pursue compensation for medical costs, loss of income, disability, disfigurement, and pain and suffering.
Our attorneys are lifelong residents of southwest Louisiana. Our local knowledge helps us advocate for accident victims in Calcasieu Parish, Jefferson Davis Parish and the surrounding area.