Category Archives: Motorcycle Accidents

Our Lafayette attorneys represent motorcyclists that have been in accidents, and we post the stories of motorcycle accidents for your information needs.

What Are the Helmet Laws in Louisiana for Motorcyclists?

Many people choose not to ride a motorcycle or bicycle for the fear that it’s way more dangerous than riding in an automobile. This fear is based in truth; motorcyclists and bicyclists are three times more likely to receive life-threatening injuries in an accident than drivers in automobiles. Because of this alarming statistic, the state of Louisiana created a mandatory helmet law to help protect these cyclists on the road. What Is the Mandatory Helmet Law for Louisiana? This Louisiana law reinforces the need to wear a helmet if a person decides to ride a motorcycle or bicycle. Under the law, no person under the age of 18 can operate or ride a motorcycle, motor-driven cycle or motorized bicycle unless the person is wearing a safety helmet designed for such vehicles. The helmet must be secured with a chin strap while the cycle is in motion. The helmet must have…
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Are Bicyclists or Motorists More Prone to Accident Injuries?

There are thousands of vehicle-related accidents every year that result in serious injuries and fatalities to drivers, pedestrians, and cyclists. Cycling and motorcycling are both valid forms of transportation in states like Louisiana, but they’re definitely not the most common. Many people choose not to ride a motorcycle or bicycle to and from work or school because it’s too dangerous. These same people will agree that motorcycles and bicycles are two very different vehicles, but is one more dangerous than the other? How Many Bike and Motorcycle Accidents Occur in Louisiana? In 2014, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported 726 fatalities in bicyclists who were involved in accidents with other motor vehicles. The state of Louisiana has installed and maintained new bike lanes in concentrated cities, but there are still multiple fatalities and injuries between bicyclists and car drivers every year. The NHTSA also reported that motorcycle accidents…
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These Roads Are for Everyone – Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month is Here

Itching to hit the road on your hog? May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. If you’re a biker or even if you drive a car, you should do your part to ensure the safety of everyone on Louisiana’s roads. Here are some quick tips to help you share the road and stay safe:    

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