Motorcycle riders exemplify a harsh intersection of philosophy and practical reality. On the one hand, there are very few things as liberating and validating of our liberties as riding a motorcycle down an open road. There are also few things as likely to cause catastrophic injury or death as a motorcycle accident. Where other drivers may have some protections in an accident, a motorcyclist stands to suffer extreme injury in just about any collision.
A man from Shreveport recently suffered just such a tragedy when his motorcycle collided with a truck near Bossier City. According to reports, the truck pulled out in front of the motorcycle, leading to the catastrophic accident.
The man is said to be in stable condition, but still suffering from numerous serious injuries, which may take months or years to fully heal from — if they can be healed from at all.
If you are a motorcyclist, it is important to have a good plan in place for the possibility that you may be involved in a serious accident. Like the man in the recent accident, you may not be doing anything particularly dangerous, other than being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Unfortunately, America has yet to grow accustomed to motorcycles on the road, and drivers often do not drive with motorcyclists in mind.
If you are injured in a motorcycle accident, you deserve to have your rights fiercely defended and to be compensated fairly. Fair compensation goes well beyond just paying for your significant medical expenses, but also lost wages and damages for pain and ongoing disability. Every motorcyclist would be wise to establish a relationship with an experienced attorney who knows how to represent him or her effectively and protect his or her rights.
Source: ArkLatex News, “UPDATE: Man seriously injured in motorcycle crash in Bossier,” Lynn Vance, Jan. 20, 2017