A motorcycle accident claimed the life of a Converse man in late September 2014. According to authorities, the victim was operating a 2003 Harley Davidson motorcycle, traveling south on US 171 when a Toyota Camry pulled into his path. Upon impact with the Toyota, the victim was ejected from his motorcycle and suffered severe injuries which later claimed his life.
Motorcycle accidents occur with frightening regularity and can range in severity, from minor collisions to accidents that result in severe injury or death. In 2012, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 4,957 people died in motorcycle crashes, up 7.1 percent from 4,630 in 2011. And in 2012 alone, 93,000 motorcyclists were injured in automobile accidents. So far, 2014 has proved to be no exception: in Louisiana, there have already been 1,909 motorcycle accidents, with 74 of those resulting in fatalities. Unfortunately, the nature of riding motorcycles is inherently risky.
As a motorcyclist, you’re exposed and vulnerable to inattentive drivers around you, effectively leaving your safety in the hands of others which often leads to injury.
Those injured in motorcycle accidents may be entitled to compensation for hospital bills, vehicle damage, lost work wages, and pain/suffering, among other damages. If you or a loved one has been injured in a vehicular collision where the driver was under the influence of alcohol or drugs, you should immediately consult a personal injury attorney who can assess your difficult situation and obtain the relief that you deserve.
The attorneys at Broussard & David have extensive experience litigating cases involving motorcycle accidents, and they are dedicated to taking your claims to court and pursuing justice for all injured parties. If you or a loved one has suffered harm as a result of a motorcycle accident, contact the attorneys at Broussard & David to discuss your legal rights at (337) 233-2323 (local) or (888) 337-2323 (toll-free).