New Orleans Motorcycle Accident FAQ
Being involved in a motorcycle wreck is difficult, and it can become even more complicated when your accident was caused by the irresponsible or negligent actions of another. We understand that you more than likely have little to no experience with personal injury claims and therefore have no idea what to expect if you choose to pursue your claim.
With this in mind, we have addressed some of the most frequently asked questions our clients have had about their upcoming New Orleans motorcycle accident cases. If you have questions that haven’t been addressed here, take advantage of your free consultation so you can get the clarity you need to move forward with your life after a bike wreck.
What happens if I am partly responsible for the accident?
In Louisiana, even if you are partially liable for the cause of the accident, you can still file your claim against the party who is primarily responsible for your damages. However, you should expect your award to reflect a deduction of the percentage of culpability that was assigned to you. For instance, if you were 20 percent at fault, your award would be reduced by 20 percent.
Will my case go to court?
It’s possible. It really depends on whether we are able to successfully negotiate with the insurance company to obtain a fair and reasonable settlement. If we are successful, your case will be resolved without going to court. But if the insurer remains unwilling to provide you with the money you deserve, we’ll be prepared to bring your case to court in New Orleans.
Should I give a statement to the insurance company?
You should never give the insurance company a statement. This is because the insurer is usually not going to just hand over a settlement that adequately reflects your damages. They’ll often do everything in their power to reduce the amount they’ll be compelled to pay you, even if that means twisting your words to make you appear more liable for the cause of the motorcycle accident than you are.
Your best option if the insurance adjuster asks you to make a statement is to inform your lawyer and let them handle any further communications with the insurance company.
Contact a New Orleans Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
If you’re interested in further discussing your bike crash claim, reach out to a highly trained New Orleans motorcycle accident lawyer at the Law Office of Braud & Gallagher.
Our firm will offer you a complimentary claim assessment, where we can go into more depth about the details of your New Orleans motorcycle wreck. Take advantage of this opportunity by completing the online contact form below or by giving our office a call at 1-800-256-5674.