Lake Charles Motorcycle Accident Attorney

Motorcycle Accidents

According to The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, “more than 80 percent of all reported motorcycle crashes result in injury or death.” Indeed, motorcycle riders are at the most risk on the road.

There is no protection on motorcycles. The motorcycle itself can cause injuries. Common cause of injury is ejection from motorcycles. Impacting the ground and other objects can be deadly.

Certainly, head and brain injuries, paralysis, and severed limbs common in motorcycle accidents.

Surgery, hospitalization, and ongoing doctor visits will devastate a family’s budget. Our staff and attorneys will fight insurance companies to assure your compensation.

Whatever injury you or your loved one suffered in the collision, you deserve compensation for:

  • Rehabilitation expenses
  • Physical and mental pain and suffering
  • Medical Bills
  • Lost wages


Common Motorcycle Accident Causes:

  • Failure to clear an intersection before crossing or turning
  • Speeding
  • Tire blowouts
  • Unsafe merging
  • Poorly lit roads
  • Unsafe lane changes
  • Defective safety equipment
  • Negligent or distracted drivers
  • Debris in the roadway

Helmet Laws and Statistics

Serious head injury is very common among motorcyclists, making helmet use extremely important.

Helmets are estimated to be 37% more effective in preventing deaths and 41 % for passengers.

The hard outer shell of motorcycle helmets prevents objects from piercing it and distributes the force of an impact to protect the skull.

Helmets have a crushable inner liner. This liner absorbs a portion of the impact that would otherwise reach the head and brain. The number and severity of head injuries are significantly reduced as a result of helmet use.

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, as of April 2016, 19 states and the District of Columbia had laws requiring all motorcyclists to wear helmets. Only people between the ages of 17 and 20 are required to where helmets in 28 states.

It is the law in Louisiana for everyone to wear a helmet while riding a motorcycle.

In 2014, in states that did not have universal helmet laws, ten times more motorcyclists not wearing a helmet died than in states that do have this law. In fact, according to a NHTSA report, it was 1,565 deaths compared to 151.


Call our Lake Charles, Louisiana office today for a FREE review of your personal injury case. We typically work on a contingent agreement basis, which means our fees are contingent upon the outcome of your case.


Don’t Delay! You may have a valid claim! Let us help you get your compensation before the statute of limitations expires!

Don’t Delay, Call Clay!

Let The Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess Help You With Your Case Today!

Property Damage

The Government Accounting Office (GAO) in 2010 motorcycle crashes cost an estimated $16 billion in direct costs. These include:

  • medical costs
  • market productivity loss
  • emergency services
  • insurance costs, including claims
  • rehabilitation
  • lost wages
  • property damage
  • loss in household productivity
  • cost of defense attorneys

The GAO found that the largest cost was market productivity loss at 44%. This was followed by medical costs, at 18%. In fact, other costs such as long-term medical costs were not included.


After the Accident

If you have injuries or lost some you love due to a motorcycle accident, our Lake Charles lawyers may be able to help you. We can file a lawsuit to recover compensation for the resulting expenses.

Collecting damages from the party at-fault for your accident can be complex. Insurance companies will fight to pay the minimum compensation. Our staff and lawyers have the experience needed to skillfully manage these types of claims.


Call us or fill in our contact form. Talk to our Lake Charles, Louisiana personal injury attorneys about your case. Our firm works on a no win/no fee basis. Contact us to schedule a free, no obligation personal injury consultation.

Don’t Delay! Call Clay! Lake Charles, Louisiana Personal Injury Attorney