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Do mandatory helmet laws protect lives and save money?

For many, riding a motorcycle is considered an enjoyable way to travel. While it could be a safe way for residents in Louisiana to get to and from their destinations, there are many risks associated with this mode of transportation for both drivers and passengers on a motorcycle. Due to the risks and dangers related to motorcycles, the state of Louisiana and other states across the nation have passed mandatory helmet laws.

Driver fails to yield causing motorcycle crash in Baton Rouge

Even during the winter months, residents in Louisiana can be seen riding motorcycles. While it is a time when they are ridden less frequently, on a nice day or evening, many will try to get out on their bike to enjoy the weather or travel to their regular destinations. No matter the reason, drivers should be attentive of these small vehicles. Failing to check mirrors, blind spots and oncoming traffic for motorcycles could result in a motorcycle crash.

Seeking compensation after a motorcycle accident

Whether it is due to negligence or distractions, a driver failing to properly pay attention for even a fraction of a second could cause a tragic incident. Motorcyclists often fall victim of being involved in a collision when another motorist fails to see them traveling on the roadways. Our firm understands that Louisiana motorcyclists and their loved ones could be greatly impacted by a motorcycle crash. This is why it is important to fully understand their situation and what investigation is essential to prove liability. This is especially necessary if the victim or their loved ones seek compensation for their losses and damages.

Motorcycle crash in Baton Rouge results in one death

It is not uncommon for drivers to encounter motorcycles on the roadways, especially during the warm months or in states that stay relatively warm year round. Due to their small size, however, motorcycle are not always easily visible to other drivers. If a driver fails to check their mirrors and blind spots before making a lane change or fails to yield to oncoming traffic, a serious motorcycle accident could ensue.

Could helmet laws impact claims after motorcycle accidents?

Motorcyclists in Louisiana understand that there are risks associated with traveling by motorized bikes. While these vehicles can be considerably safe, when an accident ensues, the rider could suffer serious injuries. A major concern following a motorcycle accident is a head trauma. Due to the serious nature of a head injury, some states have passed helmets laws. In the state of Louisiana, there are mandatory helmet laws, and bikers should be aware how these rules could affect their civil actions following a motorcycle crash.

Louisiana motorcycle accident kills one and injures another

Louisiana motorists encounter various events on the roadway. Whether it is traffic, a detour or just normal travel, a driver or an automobile should be fully aware of their surroundings, so they can make appropriate actions. This means frequently looking at mirrors, checking blind spots and watching for oncoming traffic. Failure to uphold this duty could mean a collision. This is especially true when motorists are traveling near motorcycles. The ability for these small vehicles to go unnoticed is likely, so drivers should always be on the lookout for them.

Motorcyclist dies from injuries after driver's failure to yield

Certain safety precautions are taken by motorists every day to avoid collisions. Even when a driver abides by the rules of the road, the carelessness of another driver could lead to a serious or even fatal crash. Failure to uphold a standard duty of care is often the cause of an accident, and whether it is due to speeding, texting while driving or failing to follow road signs and signals, these negligent acts could significantly affect the lives of many.

Turning vehicle causes fatal motorcycle crash

During the summer months, residents in Louisiana note an increase of individuals and families traveling in the state. Major cities might have more tourists, which also means more traffic in the area. Some of these vehicles might include motorcycles. Whether they are traveling in a large group or solo, these small vehicles can sometimes go unnoticed by other drivers. This could cause a major collision between the two, resulting in either a serious or fatal motorcycle crash.

Motorcyclist struck and killed by negligent driver in Louisiana

Louisiana drivers will often encounter motorcycles on the roadway throughout the year. The summer months often mean an increased amount of bikers on the roads, especially during the late night hours. These small vehicles sometimes go unnoticed by other drivers due to their capability of hiding in blind spots. If a negligent driver fails to check a blind spot, signal a turn or yield to oncoming traffic, a serious or even fatal motorcycle accident could occur.

Automobile-motorcycle accident claims the life of motorcyclist

Whether it is to enjoy a nice day or travel across the country, motorcyclists are seen frequently traveling on various roadways. These small vehicles often go unnoticed due to their small size. Drivers should take extra caution during the warmer months because a larger amount of motorcycles are on the roads. Drivers should double check their blind spots, utilize their mirror and check oncoming traffic before turning or maneuvering between lanes. If a driver is negligent or distracted, they could easily collide with these small vehicles, injuring or killing the rider.

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