Compensation For Injured Motorcycle Riders
At Weems, Schimpf, Haines, Shemwell & Moore (APLC), our personal injury attorneys understand the risks of the road, especially for motorcycle enthusiasts. We are dedicated to helping injured motorcycle riders get the full compensation they need after an accident on Louisiana’s highways and interstates, such as I-20, I-220 and I-49.
The risk of injury or death is much higher in motorcycle accidents than in any other type of motor vehicle accident.
Motorcycles are often involved in accidents because drivers do not carefully check their blind spots before changing lanes or merging. When careless or inattentive drivers cause accidents, our lawyers help injured bikers pursue full compensation for head and neck injury, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury and paralysis or another serious injury. We also help grieving families pursue wrongful death claims.
Because of the risk, it makes sense for motorcycle drivers to abide by the Louisiana helmet law and carry the maximum uninsured and underinsured motorist insurance (UM/UIM insurance). Otherwise, you may not receive enough compensation to cover your medical care, lost wages and other damages if the driver that hit you carries the minimum liability coverage.
In many motorcycle accident cases, collecting full compensation often means identifying additional sources of compensation, such as a motorcyclist’s own uninsured/underinsured motorist (UM/UIM) insurance coverage.
Experienced And Successful Representation Of Motorcyclists
Everyone in Louisiana who has a liability insurance policy is required to have UM/UIM coverage unless the biker has executed a proper waiver. Even if you signed a waiver, our lawyers may be able to prove that it was improperly executed and not legally binding.
Over our years of practice, our attorneys won several uninsured motorist waiver lawsuits against insurance companies who did not execute the waivers in accordance with the law. Because the waivers were invalid, our clients received free uninsured motorist coverage up to their policy limits following their accidents, which resulted in an additional $50,000 in compensation.
In a recent case, our lawyers obtained $650,000 in compensation for a motorcycle rider who suffered a broken pelvis when a driver pulled out in front of the motorcycle in east Texas. Our car accident firm has also been successful in helping injured bikers whose insurance claims have been denied or delinquently paid by their insurance companies.
Schedule Your Free First Meeting With A Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Do not wait to contact the motorcycle accident lawyer at Weems, Schimpf, Haines, Shemwell & Moore (APLC). Please, call us at 318-674-4977 or send us an email to schedule your free consultation. We do not charge attorney fees unless we collect compensation for you.