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When Motorcycle Accidents Aren’t Your Fault

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In 2014, at least 92,000 motorcyclists were injured in accidents according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Injury and even death can be a result of reckless driving or not following laws in place to protect motorcyclists. NHTSA also found that motorcyclists are 26 times more likely to die in a crash than individuals in a typical passenger car and five times more likely to be injured due to the nature of the vehicle. If you find yourself in a situation like the following where you or a loved one have been the victim in a motorcycle accident, contact your local motorcycle accident attorney at Spencer Calahan Injury Lawyers.

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Imagine it’s a hot summer day. We all know how muggy it can get during the afternoons around New Orleans. You hook your helmet to the back of your bike in order to reduce the pools of sweat dripping down your face. The wind feels great as you’re cruising along the highway. You pass a merge lane, minding your own business as you head home. A small car comes zooming up on your right, merging onto the highway. They don’t look back, so they don’t see you on your motorcycle. They pull into your lane, cutting you off. You swerve and hit the pavement.

Now imagine that this person is your brother, your wife, or you child. The odds are that this person didn’t survive their accident. Wearing a proper motorcycle helmet will reduce the risk of death by 37 percent and the risk of head injury by 69 percent according to the CDC. Louisiana has universal helmet laws in place to help keep motorcyclists safe, so don’t think that you can try to get away without wearing one. You don’t want your family to have to work with an accident attorney to make sure your funeral expenses are covered.

motorcycle-1Imagine you’re out on a weekend day, riding your motorcycle around town. You’re headed to your aunt’s house on the edge of the city. You turn onto a two lane road that has foliage growing all the way to the roadside with no shoulder. A car quickly comes up behind you, but you maintain the speed limit. They honk, waving at you to move to the side. There seems to be room for them to pass around you in the other lane, so they pull to the left and try to zip by. A car in the other lane comes around the bend. The car trying to pass, pulls back into your lane directly into you. You get thrown off your motorcycle, into a tree.

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Situations like these could mean waking up in the hospital, finding your legs paralyzed and your motorcycle totaled all due to the reckless driving of another. While pressing charges could put the perpetrator in prison for their reckless driving, it doesn’t mitigate the pain and suffering that will ensue from the inability to ever use your legs again. It’s times like these where it’s crucial to work with an injury and accident attorney in order to make sure you get the compensation your deserve. Another person changed your life irrevocably, and having a lawyer that will have your back is crucial.

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If you find yourself in a life changing situation due to a motorcycle accident that was caused by another, hire the best to defend you. Hire the attorneys at Spencer Calahan Injury Lawyers.

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