Office Location: 400 Poydras Tower, Poydras St Suite 1975, New Orleans, LA 70130
Hundreds of thousands of people ride motorcycles in New Orleans each year. Because motorcycles can provide a fun and economical way to get around The Big Easy, motorcycle accidents take place on a regular basis in the area. Because New Orleans motorcyclists don’t have the same protections as people driving or riding in cars, they often suffer severe injuries if they crash.
Unfortunately, too many New Orleans motorcycle accident victims don’t know where to turn, and they end up losing a lot—if not ALL—of the compensation they deserve.
Don’t risk facing a future with unnecessary and overwhelming losses from a New Orleans motorcycle crash caused by someone else!
Instead, call the New Orleans motorcycle accident attorneys at Stewart J. Guss Personal Injury Lawyers for help. We regularly see severe motorcycle injuries and their lasting effects on almost every aspect of your life. Because of the devastation a motorcycle crash can cause, you need a motorcycle accident law firm on your side who will take your case seriously and FIGHT for YOU. Our law firm is ready to help, for FREE, at ANY time, 24/seven, so please pick up the phone and call 800-898-4877 or CLICK HERE to contact us online to discuss what happened to you!
Why Choose Our New Orleans Motorcycle Accident Lawyers?
From the moment you step into our law office, you will notice the difference. We understand motorcyclists in a unique way because we are riders too. Our New Orleans motorcycle accident lawyers understand the complications and biases you will face from insurance adjusters. Their main goal is to pay you as little as possible. Our main goal is to protect you and your future after a motorcycle crash.
We have helped clients throughout Louisiana obtain the money they need after a serious motorcycle crash. In fact, we’ve helped secure millions for injured motorcycle riders just like you. That’s the reason so many injured accident victims and their families choose Stewart J. Guss to represent them in their darkest hours.
Our personal injury attorneys are here to help you – no matter what the circumstances are. We will evaluate your claim, investigate your Louisiana motorcycle accident, and offer quality legal representation you can count on. And we do with without you paying us a dime! That’s right – we don’t collect any attorney fees until we collect money for you. We work on a contingency basis to help all injured motorcyclists obtain justice.
We are located conveniently in the Central Business District at 400 Poydras Tower, Poydras St Suite 1975, New Orleans, LA 70130. We are located just across the street from Mother’s Po-Boys and a block from Old No.77 Hotel and Chandlery. We offer free case evaluations and can meet you in our office, in your hospital room, at your home, or virtually at this time!
Helping New Orleans Motorcycle Accident Victims after Serious Injuries
Unfortunately, there are many dangerous roads in New Orleans and places where motorcycle accidents are more common. Motorcyclists in New Orleans often know the risks of serious injuries from an accident. This does NOT mean that ANY motorcyclist should EVER suffer injuries due to other negligent parties. If a motorcyclist takes all precautions and follows the rules of the road, they should be able to get home safe and sound. Sadly, this is not always what happens, and many careless parties cause unnecessary injuries and struggles from motorcyclists.
Motorcyclists don’t have seat belts, airbags, or a large metal car frame around them. Instead, they often have little more than a helmet to protect them from injuries. Even the safest helmet cannot always protect you from head injuries, which means you are vulnerable to life-changing injuries any time you decide to hit the road on your bike.
Some common motorcycle accident injuries include:
- Traumatic brain injury
- Skull fractures
- Catastrophic injuries
- Facial injuries, including a broken jaw, nose, or cheekbones
- Eye injuries
- Dental damage
- Broken, crushed, or shattered bones
- Spinal cord injuries
- Back injuries
- Neck injuries
- Soft tissue tears
- Burns or road rash
- Internal organ damage
When you consider all the possible traumatic injuries that may result from a motorcycle crash, it is amazing that many people do survive. However, surviving your injuries is only the first step, as such injuries will surely cause a long, hard road ahead. Your road to recovery can involve regular and invasive medical treatment, constant pain and suffering, mental trauma, lost income from not being able to work, and more. Some people never fully recover, as they sustain permanent disabilities that keep their lives from EVER being the same. Any type of injury can disrupt your life, and some injuries can completely alter your life and the lives of your loved one.
Many motorcycle accident victims experience both financial and intangible losses to a devastating degree. If someone else caused your crash, you deserve to recover EVERY DIME you deserve for your losses. Consult our highly experienced motorcycle crash law firm as soon as possible, as we KNOW how to best protect your rights!
Determining Who to Hold Liable
Each motorcycle accident will happen in a unique way. Did another driver run you off the road? Did you hit a deep pothole and go flying off your bike? Did the brakes on your motorcycle suddenly fail and you lost control? No matter what happened, you need to determine who caused your accident. You must answer this question because you can hold anyone liable, and our law firm knows how to investigate an accident to determine liability.
In many cases, negligent drivers are to blame for motorcycle accidents and injuries. Motorists in New Orleans are often careless or even aggressive around motorcycles. While a motorcyclist may be obeying all traffic laws and minding their own business, another driver may become frustrated and drive dangerously around the motorcycle.
Some of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents in New Orleans, include:
- Distracted driving
- Aggressive driving
- Dangerous passing (i.e., passing on the shoulder or cutting off a motorcycle)
- Running traffic signals
- Failing to yield
- Failing to check blind spots before turning or changing lanes
- Drunk driving
- Drugged driving
- Driving fatigued
While you can witness dangerous drivers on almost every street in New Orleans, these drivers are not always to blame for motorcycle accidents. Other liable parties can include:
- Motorcycle manufacturers that sell defective motorcycles or parts that later malfunction and cause an accident
- Government agencies that allow dangerous road conditions and hazards, such as potholes, gravel on roads, or large cracks that can cause a motorcyclist to crash. You’ve ridden on New Orleans streets before – you know the significant cracks and potholes that can cause significant injury. We will hold negligent agencies accountable for their negligence in repairing the roads in and around New Orleans
You need a law firm on your side that is willing to take on ANY type of party and their insurance companies—from individual drivers to giant corporations.
How Can a New Orleans Motorcycle Accident Attorney Help?
How do you negotiate an accident settlement without a New Orleans attorney? YOU DON’T!
From the start, a New Orleans motorcycle accident lawyer can go to work to protect your rights to compensation. This includes investigating the accident scene carefully. A thorough investigation can often reveal evidence that can be used to build your case. Photographs of the accident, damage to your vehicle, and eyewitness statements can all help establish liability.
After a serious New Orleans motorcycle crash, you don’t have the time or energy to do all this work yourself. That is why hiring an experienced New Orleans personal injury lawyer is key to winning maximum compensation. Your attorney will investigate your accident, work with your medical team, negotiate with insurance companies, and fight for your rights at every turn.
Without an experienced New Orleans motorcycle accident lawyer in your corner, insurance adjusters will try to low-ball you and offer you far less than you need – and deserve. If you accept this motorcycle accident settlement, you could be on the hook for thousands of dollars in medical bills and expenses down the road. How do you negotiate an accident settlement without a New Orleans attorney? YOU DON’T
Don’t let this happen to you!
What Compensation Can I Receive After a New Orleans Motorcycle Accident?
After a serious New Orleans motorcycle accident, injured bikers often want to know how much compensation they can receive. This is a difficult question to answer because many factors affect the final amount of an accident settlement or award. In general, however, motorcycle accident victims can seek compensation for both economic and non-economic damages. This includes:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Loss of earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage
- Emotional distress
- Future medical treatment and bills
When you speak to one of our experienced New Orleans motorcycle accident attorneys, we will discuss your case and help you determine the amount of compensation you might receive. Our goal is to protect you and help you move forward into your future after a serious motorcycle crash. This may involve filing a motorcycle accident claim or personal injury lawsuit. Before doing so, however, we will discuss all your legal options with you.
Act Quickly After a Significant New Orleans Motorcycle Accident
After a serious motorcycle accident in New Orleans, it is important to act quickly. Louisiana law states that injury accident victims must file a personal injury claim within one year of the accident. This is known as the statute of limitations. If you miss this deadline, you will not be able to file a future claim to collect the money you need.
While this might seem like a lot of time, valuable evidence can be lost or destroyed quickly. In addition the longer you wait to file a personal injury claim, the less likely insurance adjusters will believe that your injuries were related to the accident itself. This can cause unnecessary obstacles and make it more difficult to collect the compensation you deserve.
Our motorcycle accident lawyers will make sure you do not miss any critical deadlines for filing your claim.
Call to Learn How Our New Orleans Motorcycle Accident Law Firm Can Help TODAY!
You never know when your worst fears will come true, and you will end up in the hospital with life-changing injuries after a motorcycle crash. At this moment, it is easy to feel like you will never be able to pay your medical bills, return to work, or put your life back together again. Trust us when we say that the legal team at Stewart J. Guss Personal Injury Lawyers is here and ready to help you feel whole again.
You may hesitate to call a law firm because of the cost. However, there is NEVER any out-of-pocket cost for our services. You do not pay ANYTHING unless we get justice and compensation for you. We align our interests with yours, which only encourages success and benefits everyone involved. We know your future is on the line, and we will do EVERYTHING in our power to ensure a settlement covers all your losses.
Stewart J. Guss Personal Injury Lawyers are nationally recognized for protecting the rights of injured motorcycle accidents for more than 20 years. If you were injured in a motorcycle accident, call our office right now to schedule a free consultation! Because we take all our personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis, you will not owe us a DIME unless we win your case.
To schedule a completely FREE and confidential case review, please call 800-898-4877 to speak to someone 24 HOURS A DAY, 7 DAYS A WEEK, or CLICK HERE to contact us online.
Stewart J Guss, Injury Accident Lawyers, New Orlean Office
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Since starting his firm in 1999, Stewart J. Guss has had the honor of representing clients from all over the world, helping them recover from even the most catastrophic injuries.
Today, thanks to a strong belief in those values of compassion, respect, and approachability, the firm has grown to employ over 120 legal professionals in numerous offices across 4 states, with nationwide reach.