Louisiana law requires the use of helmets for motorcycle riders in the state, but what happens when a rider isn’t wearing a helmet and is injured by another in an accident?
It’s a great question, and the answer is more complicated than you may expect.
First, if you’re hurt in a motorcycle accident without a helmet on, it doesn’t mean you can’t collect damages for your injuries.
It will mean that head injuries you sustain likely will not be compensated. But loss of property, other injuries, pain and suffering, lost wages, and the other damages that tend to occur in motorcycle accidents are generally still recoverable through the legal process.
A New Orleans motorcycle accident attorney can evaluate your accident and estimate your potential claim based on the specific circumstances.
Many people have a tendency to believe that if there’s any element of an injury case that they think of as their own fault, they can’t collect and the situation is hopeless.
Nothing could be further from the truth. Louisiana law is quite elastic when it comes to determining percentage of fault in a wreck and other details that mean that a person who’s been badly injured or suffered other damages can still recover some of their losses.
Don’t lose hope.
If you’ve been hurt in a motorcycle accident in New Orleans, call The Gertler Law Firm today at 504-581-6411 to talk to an experienced motorcycle accident attorney for free.