One benefit of living in the south is the warm weather that is present most of the year. Due to clear road conditions and great weather, residents in Louisiana will often witness locals and tourists traveling by motorcycle. Although this is common, some drivers might not be aware that they are on the road. This is often due to their small size and ability to hide in blind spots. This makes it especially important for motorcyclists to avoid blind spots and for drivers to check their mirrors, blind spots and oncoming traffic before changing lanes or making a turn. Making a negligent maneuver could lead to a serious motorcycle accident.
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A motorcyclist who goes for a joy ride but ends up dying in a fatal accident typically leaves behind family members who grieve and are traumatized by the tragic situation. Motorcyclists and those who ride with them in Louisiana are at risk for injury or death in motorcycle accidents because a motorcycle provides little protection against other larger automobiles. When a motorcyclist loses his or her life as a result of someone else's failure to abide by traffic laws, this may be considered an act of negligent -- and perhaps even reckless -- conduct. Sometimes financial damages may help to ease the pain and suffering for the surviving loved ones following this type of crash.
Bikers and their passengers are particularly at risk for injury or death in motorcycle accidents, compared with other vehicles, because a motorcycle provides virtually no protection in a collision. When a person is injured in a Louisiana motorcycle accident, their family members typically experience a combination of sorrow and anger. It is within the rights of the family of the accident victim to pursue monetary compensation to help to cope with the financial damages resulting from the event -- even if the person who caused the crashed ended up dying in the accident.
It is important that motorists follow the rules of the road. These rules are designed to keep motorists from crashing into each other due to confusion and uncertainty of what other drivers are going to do. Not following these rules can lead to serious consequences, including injury or even death. Unfortunately, one inattentive driver in Louisiana failed to follow the rules of the road and ended up killing a woman in a motorcycle accident.
Individuals who ride motorcycles are automatically at a greater risk for being injured in a motor vehicle accident. As opposed to a car or truck which has metal and protective gear, if involved in an accident, the body of a motorcyclist is typically the first point of contact. With the warmer weather and more Louisiana residents choosing to ride motorcycles, Louisiana State Police are urging both cyclists and motorists to follow safe driving practices.
When operating a motor vehicle, it's important that drivers be ever aware and vigilant of the whereabouts of other motorists. This is especially true in the case of vehicles at intersection or highway approaches. In many cases, drivers who are attempting to either cross or pull onto highways from cross lanes of traffic misjudge the distance and speed of approaching vehicles.
Accidents that occur at intersections are frequent and among the most serious of all motor vehicle accidents. When such accidents involve smaller vehicles like motorcycles or pedestrians, those involved often sustain serious injuries that require immediate and ongoing medical attention. Louisiana residents were saddened to recently learn of one such intersection accident in which one man was killed.
Louisiana residents who park along or have driveways that back up onto streets must exercise care and caution when operating a motor vehicle. In many cases, drivers who attempt to back onto a street, are distracted by the difficult manuever and fail to watch out for approaching pedestrians or motor vehicles. One 24-year-old Louisiana man recently lost his life in a fatal motorcycle accident after he was struck by a car while the driver attempted to back out of a driveway.
We have reported a variety of stories involving distracted driving and related issues. Generally, distracted driving increases the risk of a motor vehicle accident. The topic seems to be somewhat knew as our culture gravitates more and more toward the use of electronic devices. Generally, a driver may fail to see road hazards, other vehicles or pedestrians when distracted by a mobile device.
Motor vehicle accidents in which motorcycles are involved typically result in those impacted sustaining series or even fatal injuries. Such was the case recently along Louisiana's U.S. Highway 190 when a pickup truck hauling a horse trailer and a motorcycle were involved in a serious collision.