William Barousse, New Orleans Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
While motorcycles share the roads with all other vehicles and are treated the same, accidents can be more dangerous for drivers and passengers. Motorcycle accidents can result in life-threatening injuries or death. If you or a loved one are involved in a motorcycle accident, contact New Orleans attorney William Barousse for help holding the defendant responsible.
An experienced attorney can help you handle a lawsuit and increase the likelihood of recovering the damages you deserve. Mr. Barousse built his reputation as one of New Orleans’s top attorneys by achieving successful results for his clients.
Liability for a Motorcycle Accident
Drivers have a legal duty to drive responsibly and avoid causing injuries to others. This duty extends to motorcycles, and drivers must take care to avoid a collision with a motorcycle. A driver unreasonably operates their vehicle when an average person would have handled the vehicle differently in similar circumstances.
While the defendant may be liable, they may also argue the plaintiff contributed to the accident. When the plaintiff unreasonably handled their motorcycle and contributed to the cause of the accident, they are held partly responsible for the accident.
Louisiana is a comparative fault state, so the plaintiff’s recover is diminished when they contributed to the accident. The plaintiff’s recovery is reduced according to the amount they contributed. Therefore, if the plaintiff is 25 percent at fault for the accident, their recovery is reduced by 25 percent.
New Orleans Attorney William Barousse extensive experience with insurance companies and motorcycle accident cases help to get the maximum compensation for your injuries.
Mr. Barousse’s trial experience helps his clients because other lawyers know that William is always ready and able to take a motorcycle accident case to trial in Louisiana.
Mr. Barousse’s career has focused on motorcycle accidents, wrongful death, brain injuries, and car or truck accidents. His experience in these areas will help you in your own case.
Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries
There are no typical motorcycle accidents as each situation is unique. However, motorcycle accidents have the potential to cause injuries with severe consequences. Common motorcycle accidents include:
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Spinal Injuries
- Cuts and Lacerations
When the accident causes a death, the family can bring a lawsuit on their behalf. The lawsuit is brought for wrongful death, and the damages recovered go to the deceased’s estate. The damages the family can recover for wrongful death include:
Loss of income: the family can recover the amount of income the deceased would have earned for the remainder of their working life
Loss of services: The family can recover for the loss of services, assistance, guidance, or training the deceased would have provided. Examples include having to hire a babysitter or maid.
Funeral and medical expenses
Call a William Barousse, the Top New Orleans Motorcycle Accident Attorney
William Barousse has the litigation experience you need to help you recover damages for a brain injury. For a case evaluation, contact Mr. Barousse today. New Orleans Top Attorney William Barousse could help you recover damages for your injury.
Mr. Barousse is admitted to practice law in Louisiana and Texas state courts, all federal courts in Louisiana, and the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.
William A. Barousse, New Orleans Personal Injury Attorney
1100 Poydras St. Suite #2810
New Oleans, LA 70163
( 504) 517 – 3295
1100 Poydras St, Suite 2810, New Orleans, LA 70163
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Mr. Barousse has significant experiences in personal injury lawsuits involving catastrophic injury, wrongful death, brain injuries, and more. Contact William Barousse today for an evaluation of your case.