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Mike Slocumb Law Firm is Here to Help Injured Bikers in New Orleans, LA

Motorcycle accidents can be devastating for victims and their families. If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle crash, you need an experienced attorney who will fight for the compensation you deserve. The Mike Slocumb Law Firm has a team of dedicated motorcycle accident lawyers who have successfully helped injured riders in Jackson and throughout Mississippi.

Our firm is committed to helping you get the best possible outcome in your case. We know how to build strong cases that insurance companies can’t ignore. When you have our legal team on your side, you can level the playing field and hold negligent parties accountable.

Don’t wait to get the help you need after a motorcycle accident. Call (504) 226-6777 or contact us online for your free consultation.

Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

A motorcycle accident occurs when a motorcycle collides with another object, vehicle, or pedestrian, resulting in damage, injury, or death. These accidents can happen due to various reasons, and when involving other vehicles, common causes include:

  • Left Turn Accidents: When a vehicle makes a left turn at an intersection, they might fail to see an approaching motorcycle, leading to a collision.
  • Right Turn Accidents: Similar to left turn accidents, but occur when a vehicle turns right and fails to notice an oncoming motorcycle.
  • Lane Changes: If a vehicle changes lanes without properly checking blind spots, they might collide with a motorcycle in the adjacent lane.
  • Rear-End Collisions: A vehicle rear-ends a motorcycle due to tailgating, distracted driving, or failure to notice the motorcycle slowing down.
  • Dooring Accidents: Happens when a driver or passenger of a parked car opens their door without checking for oncoming motorcycles, resulting in a collision.
  • Failure to Yield: When a vehicle fails to yield the right of way to a motorcycle, especially at intersections or during merging.
  • Distracted Driving: Using phones, adjusting controls, eating, or engaging in any activity that diverts attention from the road increases the risk of accidents involving motorcycles.
  • Impaired Driving: Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs reduces reaction time and impairs judgment, increasing the likelihood of accidents.
  • Speeding: Excessive speed reduces the time available to react to unexpected situations, making it more challenging to avoid collisions, especially with motorcycles that are less visible.
  • Poor Weather Conditions: Rain, fog, snow, or ice can decrease traction and visibility, making it harder for drivers to see motorcycles and control their vehicles.
  • Unsafe Lane Splitting: When motorcycles travel between lanes of slow or stopped traffic, there's a risk of collision if drivers don't anticipate or see the motorcycle.
  • Driver Inexperience: Motorcycles require specific skills to operate safely. Inexperienced drivers might misjudge situations, leading to accidents.

Types of Motorcycle Accident Injuries

Motorcyclists are at a greater risk of serious injury or death in a crash because they lack the protection that a car or truck provides. When a biker is thrown from their motorcycle, they can suffer catastrophic injuries. Even if they are wearing a helmet and other protective gear, they can still be hurt.

Some common motorcycle accident injuries include:

  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
  • Back injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Road rash
  • Amputations
  • Paralysis
  • Soft tissue injuries

When a biker is thrown from their motorcycle, they can also be run over by other vehicles. This can cause them to suffer even greater injuries.

Motorcycle accident injuries are often severe, and victims may require extensive medical treatment. They may need multiple surgeries, hospital stays, and rehabilitation. They may have to take medications and need medical devices. Some victims are left with permanent disabilities and need ongoing care.

Our New Orleans motorcycle accident lawyers know how to build strong cases that insurance companies can’t ignore. We thoroughly investigate your accident to get the facts. We carefully review all documentation, such as accident reports and medical records. We identify and interview witnesses. If needed, we consult with experts who can help us understand what happened. We build a strong case that proves you were hurt and that the negligence of another person, business, or government entity caused your injuries.

Our attorneys fight to help you recover the compensation you deserve. This includes compensation for all current and future medical expenses related to your injury, as well as other damages, such as lost wages and pain and suffering.

 Contact our law firm today for your free consultation and let us get started on your case.

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