In 2015, nearly 90,000 motorcyclists suffered injuries in traffic accidents. Even with the proper safety gear, a motorcycle crash is likely to cause severe injuries or death. That danger might not deter you from cruising on your two-wheel thrill ride, but it is important that you know what to do in the event of a crash.
If you sustained serious injuries in a car accident that was not your fault, you probably expect the other driver’s insurance company to pay for your vehicle repairs, medical bills, and other damages. However, if your injuries are serious, the at-fault driver might not have enough coverage to pay for your losses.
Now that spring is in full swing, motorcyclists across Louisiana are hitting the road and enjoying the thrill of commuting on two wheels. If you ride a motorcycle, it is critical that you are proactive about safety because all it takes is one drunk, distracted, or negligent driver to cause a tragic accident.
If you were injured by a drunk, distracted, or negligent driver, you should expect that motorist’s insurance carrier to cover your losses. Unfortunately, 13.9 percent of drivers in Louisiana were uninsured in 2012. If you were hurt by an uninsured motorist, you may be wondering how you will pay for your medical bills, lost income, and other damages.
According to the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, workers’ compensation benefits covered an average of 2,200 hospitalizations across the state annually between 2003 and 2012. Although some industries and positions are more dangerous than others, anyone can sustain a workplace injury. For this reason, most employers in Louisiana must maintain workers’ compensation insurance.
KATC reports on a fatal collision that happened just north of Marksville on LA Hwy 107. According to authorities, the collision occurred between 3 a.m. and 4 a.m. when a vehicle travelling on LA 107 South crossed the centerline and hit another vehicle.
Just about any type of product can have a dangerous defect. If you were injured by a defective product, you may have grounds for a claim against multiple parties including the designer, manufacturer, distributor, and vender of the product.
Many people mistakenly assume that whiplash is a minor injury that will heal without medical intervention, but if left unaddressed, the symptoms of whiplash can worsen and lead to chronic pain. Victims are often sidelined from work for weeks or even months while they recover, and the costs of medical bills and lost income can add up to a veritable fortune.
Each state has its own laws that govern liability in personal injury cases. The state of Louisiana has adopted the pure comparative negligence doctrine, which means that if you contributed to your injury, your recovery will be reduced by your percentage of fault. Pursuant to Louisiana Laws Civil Code CC 2323, the only exception to this rule is intentional tort cases.