As a motorcyclist in Louisiana, you understand the dangers of sharing the road with larger vehicles. However, despite your safety precautions, it’s still possible for you to end up getting involved in a crash. At the Law Office of John W. Redmann, LLC, we work with you to help determine where the fault lies and get you the financial compensation that you deserve.
Driver negligence actually plays a large role in many different types of motorcycle crashes. Because you’re on a smaller vehicle, it’s much harder for drivers to spot you. This can happen even if you’re driving as safely as possible by avoiding blind spots, wearing reflective gear, and avoiding sudden merges or turns. It’s possible that if a car claimed that they hit you because you weren’t visible, the driver did not check well enough before making their own move.
Motorcycles are also more susceptible to potential damage and dangers on the roadway itself. This includes potholes, cracks, unmarked turns, pavement that has degraded over time, blind intersections, and other unmarked hazards. When the city is at fault for these problems, they may be reluctant to admit it, especially if it resulted in a severe injury or even a fatality. However, these issues are not usually the fault of the motorcyclist and should be dealt with appropriately.
If you would like to read more about motorcycle crashes and your potential financial compensation options, take a look at our webpage on motorcycle accidents and injuries. The information available there may be of use to you as you prepare to tackle your case.