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Baton Rouge motorcycle riders know the risks associated with driving at highway speeds and they should take caution when pulling onto a highway like LA 42. However, motorcycle accidents at any speed can cause catastrophic injuries, because a low-impact collision involving another vehicle is enough to dislodge a motorcycle rider and passenger onto the ground causing severe injuries. If you are suffering from injuries due a motorcycle accident in Baton Rouge, you need a law firm willing to go the distance to get you the compensation you deserve.
Accident victims are eligible for monetary compensation if you sustained injuries because of another person’s negligence. If you are suffering due to injuries from a motorcycle accident, you need a strong legal team on your side who can help you recover the compensation you deserve to make you whole again. The experienced legal team at Stewart J. Guss, Injury Accident Lawyers, understands the pain, agony, and inconvenience that often accompany severe Baton Rouge motorcycle accidents. Call us at 800-898-4877, or contact us online—24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year—to discuss how we can assist with recovering compensation on your behalf. Our review of your case is always complimentary—100% free of charge with no risk or obligation—call us right now, you have nothing to lose and everything to gain.
Seeking Treatment for Injuries Sustained
A motorcycle accident can have a lifelong impact and can require significant amounts of medical treatment and various types of therapy. Some injuries, like traumatic brain injuries, can leave permanent effects and render a person incapacitated for many years. Motorcyclists who sustain serious injuries may not be able to work or care for themselves.
The severe injuries sustained in a Baton Rouge motorcycle accident can include:
- Closed head injuries
- Scrapes and abrasions
- Broken bones
- Spinal cord damage (sometimes resulting in partial or full paralysis)
- Serious fractures
After sustaining injuries in a motorcycle accident, you should seek treatment at a hospital or urgent care center for your injuries immediately. Once discharged you should take care to follow all treatment recommendations. Recommendations may include:
- Doctor visits
- Physical Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Surgeries or injections
- Medications or medical equipment
It is imperative that you follow your doctor’s treatment recommendations. Failing to do so provides the insurance company with an excuse to deny you monetary compensation in your case. If an insurance adjuster finds that you missed medical or physical therapy appointments or otherwise failed to complete your treatment, the adjuster may claim your injuries are not severe and generally offers less money to settle your case than if you finished all your recommended treatment.
The experienced team of motorcycle attorneys and legal professionals at Stewart J. Guss, Injury Accident Lawyers, can handle all the legal aspects of your case while you treat your injuries. Allowing you time to fully recover from your injuries and get back to your best life, while exercising your legal rights to maximum compensation.
Settling or Litigating a Motorcycle Accident Case
When it comes to motorcycle accident cases, insurance companies are not usually generous, because an insurance company’s primary goal is to make money, not to fully and fairly compensate you for your injuries. Instead, the insurance company’s goal is to pay out just enough on your claim to entice you not to go to trial thereby silencing you and diminishing the value of your case.
The first step in settling a motorcycle accident case is to prepare a settlement demand package for the insurance adjuster’s review. A demand package will include a monetary demand for settlement. It also includes copies of all your medical bills and the corresponding medical records for the insurance adjuster’s review. The demand package usually prompts the insurance company to make an initial settlement offer in your case. These initial offers are typically very low and do not represent the full value of your case.
If the insurance company does not increase its offer over time, your legal team can file a lawsuit against the party or parties who are responsible for your accident. For motorcycle accidents, these potential defendants may include:
- Motorcycle operators (if you are the injured passenger)
- Operators and owners of other motor vehicles who caused or contributed to the subject accident
- Motorcycle repair facilities made unworkmanlike or negligent repairs on your motorcycle just before the crash
- Motorcycle part manufacturers, in cases where a product defect caused or contributed to the motorcycle accident
The mere act of a filing a lawsuit in the court system does not necessarily mean that your case will go to trial. Many personal injury cases settle out of court long before they ever reach trial. In some cases, however, it is necessary to go ahead and file a legal complaint with the court to comply with the statute of limitations, or to get the ball rolling. Filing a complaint forces the at-fault party’s insurance company to take you seriously, and this act alone may convince them to increase the settlement offer on your case.
The legal team at Stewart J. Guss, Injury Accident Lawyers understands the frustrations dealing with insurance companies and adjusters who are working against you. Our experienced team of attorneys and legal professionals will advocate for you during this challenging time, and we will do everything we can to help you achieve the settlement or jury verdict you deserve.
Talk to a Baton Rouge Motorcycle Accident Law Firm About Your Case Today
Motorcycle accidents can lead to high medical bills and a lifetime of pain and suffering. Moreover, motorcycle accident cases and other Louisiana personal injury cases are subject to a one-year statute of limitations. The clock is ticking—call us right now, we are available to discuss your claim.
At Stewart J. Guss, Injury Accident Lawyers, our legal team prides itself on obtaining excellent results for clients—both at the negotiation table and in the courtroom. If you are suffering from injuries from a motorcycle accident due to another person’s carelessness or recklessness, let our legal team assist you throughout your case.
The attorneys and legal professionals at Stewart J. Guss, Injury Accident Lawyers are nationally recognized motorcycle accident lawyers who protect the rights of injured victims for more than 20 years. If you have an injury due to a motorcycle accident in Baton Rouge, call our office right now to schedule a free consultation! We take all our personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis, and you will not owe us a DIME unless we win your case. We are available to you 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Call us today at 800-898-4877 or contact us now by CLICKING HERE, for a free, no risk and no obligation case evaluation.
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