In general, motorcycle riders are 26 times more likely to die in a crash than people driving in passenger cars, and about 5 times more likely to be injured. At the Law Office of Robert B. Dunlap, you can get quality legal services to seek compensation for your injuries. Contact Mr. Dunlap today for representation from our motorcycle accident lawyer in Shreveport.
Motorcycles are smaller targets, making them harder to see especially at intersections, where approximately 70% of motorcycle accidents occur. In addition, potholes, uneven pavement, ruts, railroad tracks, and other objects on the road that only pose minor threats to passenger vehicles can be major hazards for motorcycles. Also, in some cases the front end of a motorcycle will wobble at high speeds because of a misalignment of the front and back tires, and the manufacturer of the motorcycle can be held financial liable for injuries caused by this misalignment.
The statute of limitations in Louisiana is one year, meaning that you have one year from the date of your injury to file a personal injury claim. If you were injured in a motorcycle accident, you should seek medical treatment right away. If possible, you should also take pictures of the accident and document any damage to your motorcycle, as well as keep copies of your medical records and bills along with other related expenses.
Generally, if a motorcycle accident involves personal injury, death, or property damage above a specific amount, the police will take statements from witnesses and file a report. Mr. Dunlap is a Shreveport personal lawyer with more than 30 years of experience, and he strives to help his clients seek compensation for their injuries. Licensed to practice in the state of Louisiana, he can investigate and determine the issues of your case involving compliance with traffic laws, medical treatment issues, motor vehicle regulations, and liability.
Contact the Law Office of Robert B. Dunlap at
(318) 562-5044 today for a free consultation.