A frightening motorcycle accident occurred recently in Metairie, Louisiana. The motorcyclist had been riding near an intersection when a car turned in front of him, causing him to crash into the car. The impact sent the cyclist flying off his bike and sent the motorcycle skidding across the road into another vehicle. Sparks from the crash engulfed both the motorcycle and the car that it hit.
The motorcyclist incurred several broken bones and was sent to the hospital. Fortunately, he is expected to survive.
Motorcycles can be at greater risk for accidents on certain roads because their smaller size makes it harder for some vehicles to see them on the highways or streets.
How Many Motorcycle Accidents Happen in Louisiana?
Louisiana State University has compiled motorcycle crash statistics for the years 2010 to 2014. Last year, Louisiana saw 70 motorcycle accident fatalities and nearly 1,500 people injured. For the most part, these statistics have been somewhat consistent going back to 2010. However, the rate of fatal crashes per 100 drivers in wrecks has increased since 2010. About four drivers per 100 motorcycle accidents are killed in our state.
You have the legal right to a lawsuit if another motorist, a defective motorcycle part, an improper repair job or a government entity that did not maintain a road caused your motorcycle injury. A motorcycle accident attorney can investigate your case to build stronger evidence that your injury was not your fault.
[Did You Know? 27 percent of motorcycle accidents involve the use of alcohol.]
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