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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.

Motorcyclist struck and killed on Louisiana highway

Whether it is due to warm weather, to travel across country or as a hobby, motorcyclists can be seen traveling around and through Louisiana. These small vehicles can easily go unnoticed if drivers do not check their mirrors, blind spots and oncoming traffic. Failure to do so could cause a serious or even fatal collision. A motorcycle accident often ends tragically due to the lack of safety features. Although motorcyclists should wear a helmet, the impact of a vehicle could easily throw them off their bike causing them to be in critical condition.

Driver collides head-on with two motorcyclists, killing one

Motor vehicles are considered very useful and rather safe, but an inattentive driver could easily cause an automobile to become severely dangerous. This is especially true when motorcycles are traveling near the distracted driver. Drivers should always be aware of their surroundings and double-check their blind spots for these small vehicles. Failure to check for nearby or on-coming motorcyclists could lead to a serious motorcycle accident.

Louisiana man killed after truck collides with his motorcycle

Residents in Louisiana travel by motorcycle for various reasons. Whether it is to get to work, run an errand or for pure enjoyment, motorcyclists are often at a higher risk of being involved in an accident than other drivers. The small size of a motorcycle can cause them to go unnoticed. Drivers should always be aware of their surroundings. If they fail to check their blind spots, utilize turn signals or yield to other drivers, a motorcycle accident could ensue.

Fatal motorcycle crash kills one on Louisiana highway

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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