There is no such thing as a minor motorcycle accident. Even low-speed collisions typically result in serious injuries to motorcycle riders.
Louisiana is a rider’s paradise, with motorcycles on the road nearly all year long. When a rider is involved in a collision with a passenger vehicle, the driver of the vehicle is at fault in the vast majority of cases. Riders are best served by immediately contacting an experienced Lafayette motorcycle lawyer as soon as possible after a collision.
Your motorcycle accident attorney must move quickly to:
From the moment a claim is reported to your insurance company, a team of adjusters, investigators and financial, medical and legal experts is assigned with one goal: To limit the cost of your claim. Because of the potential for serious injury and high-value claims, motorcycle accidents are always assigned to senior teams staffed by experienced professionals.
At Brandt & Sherman, we believe riders deserve to be represented by motorcycle accident lawyers in Lafayette who are experienced and have the necessary resources to make sure victims and their families are treated fairly. That’s why we offer free and confidential consultations to discuss your rights and accept cases on a contingency fee basis, which means you pay nothing up front; we are paid based on a percentage of the recovery we make on your behalf.
To us, you are not just another case. We take personally the responsibility of fighting for justice for riders and their families. We are large enough to fight even the largest insurance companies - both in the negotiating room and the courtroom. Yet, as a local law firm, we live in the community and are available to you when you have questions, concerns, or just need to know we are fighting for you.
In too many cases, an at-fault driver runs a motorcycle off the road, or otherwise does not remain at the scene. In still others, the driver does not have enough insurance to adequately compensate victims for all losses. In nearly all cases, insurance companies will also seek to blame riders for causing or contributing to the accident or resulting injuries. It’s important to note that Louisiana’s pure comparative fault law permits a victim’s damage award to be reduced by his percentage of fault.
However, Louisiana law still permits victims to make a partial recovery award from another party even when a victim is found at majority fault. This is another reason why reaching out to an experienced motorcycle injury lawyer in Lafayette as soon as possible after a collision occurs is the best thing you can do to protect your rights and the financial wellbeing of you and your family.
As one of the few states that has a “pure comparative fault” law, victims may recover compensation for whatever percentage of blame is assigned to an at-fault driver. That means even if a victim is found 90 percent at fault, he or she may recover 10 percent from the other driver. Most states bar recovery if a victim is found more than half at fault.
The experienced motorcycle accident lawyers and wrongful death attorneys at Brandt & Sherman represent clients and families throughout the Acadiana region, including the parishes of Lafayette, Saint Martin, Acadia, Iberia, St. Landry, St Mary and Vermilion, and the communities of Abbeville, Carencro, New Iberia, Crowley, Opelousas, Eunice, Jennings, Baton Rouge, Baker, Merrydale, Zachary, Scott, Broussard, Milton, Morgan City, Shenandoah, Denham Springs, Lake Charles, Youngsville and Thibodaux.
Contact the Lafayette Motorcycle Accident Lawyers at Brandt & Sherman today for a free and confidential consultation to discuss your rights. Call (337) 800-4000.
It's crucial to prioritize your safety and health immediately following a motorcycle accident. Seek medical attention, even if you feel fine, as some injuries might not be immediately apparent. Then, consider consulting with a knowledgeable motorcycle accident attorney to understand your rights and legal options.
Our extensive experience means we have a deep understanding of motorcycle accident cases in Lafayette, LA. This expertise helps us effectively navigate the legal system, anticipate challenges, and strive for the best possible outcome for your case.
Seeking legal advice promptly after a motorcycle accident is crucial for protecting your rights. Louisiana's laws can be complex, and insurance companies often try to minimize claims. Our experienced motorcycle lawyers at Brandt & Sherman can guide you through the legal process, ensuring your interests are safeguarded.
In Louisiana, motorcycle accident settlements are influenced by factors like fault determination, extent of injuries, and insurance policies involved. Our experienced motorcycle accident attorneys can guide you through this process, ensuring that your settlement reflects the true value of your claim. If you've been in a motorcycle accident, don't hesitate to contact us for a free consultation to discuss your case.