Fighting For The Injured And The Accused Since 1999

Injured In A Motorcycle Crash In The Shreveport Area?

Motorcyclists are at the mercy of cars and trucks that share the road. No matter how good a rider you are, it only takes a split second to go from a pleasurable ride to a life-threatening or life-changing wreck. And to make matters worse, bikers often get blamed for a crash that was caused by someone else’s negligence.

The Law Office of Alan Stegall represents motorcycle riders and passengers who have suffered severe injuries, or families who are grieving the untimely death of a loved one in a motorcycle wreck. I am licensed in both Louisiana and Texas, and have represented the Shreveport-Bossier City area for more than 20 years.

Call me right away at 318-386-4371 so that we can preserve important evidence in pursuit of compensation after a motorcycle accident.

Full Compensation For Severe Injuries

Motorcyclists and passengers rarely walk away with minor injuries. I have handled cases involving pelvic fractures and broken legs, spinal cord injuries, severe road rash and friction burns, and (with or without a helmet) traumatic brain injuries. I have also recovered wrongful death compensation for crashes that turned fatal.

I work closely with clients to ensure they are getting the medical care they need and to document all the ways that the injuries affects their life. Compensation may need to cover hospitalization and emergency surgery, physical therapy, plastic surgery and medical equipment. Victims are also entitled to recover for lost earnings, disfigurement and the pain and suffering they endured.

What Caused The Motorcycle Wreck?

People jump to the conclusion that the ‘biker” was speeding or reckless. I work to prove that the other driver was to blame, such as turning left without yielding, tailgating, changing lanes abruptly or simply failing to see the motorcycle. There may be other entities responsible for poor road conditions or obstacles, or for putting a fatigued truck driver on the road. I am an accomplished trial lawyer who knows how to establish the negligence to hold the right parties responsible for a preventable crash.

Compensation Available For Motorcycle Accident Victims

For some, motorcycling is their main mode of transport in Shreveport. Other riders like to enjoy the scenery on leisurely trips in and around the Bossier City and Caddo Parish area. When accidents occur, however, motorcyclists need fair compensation.

If you have been injured in a motorcycle collision, a motorcycle wreck attorney can help you recover both economic and noneconomic damages. Economic damages represent your financial losses, while noneconomic damages are intangible losses, like pain and suffering. Possible damages in your claim include:

  • Replacing or fixing your motorcycle
  • Medical expenses
  • Pain and suffering
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of enjoyment in life
  • Funeral costs (in cases of wrongful death)

In some cases, where the negligent party’s actions were extremely reckless, a motorcycle crash attorney can also help you to pursue punitive damages. This is a form of compensation designed to hold the defendant to account and discourage them from acting negligently in the future. There is no cap on damages in Louisiana in most personal injury claims.

How Can I Get Compensation After My Motorcycle Crash?

The first step in any personal injury claim is to identify the liable party. In some cases, there may be more than one liable party. For example, if another driver was negligent, then they would be liable for your injuries. However, if that driver crashed into you because their vehicle was defective, you may be able to hold the vehicle manufacturer to account.

The four key elements in personal injury claims are:

  • Duty of care- All road users owe each other a duty of care
  • Breach of duty- A driver breaches their duty of care if they negligently harm someone else
  • Causation- The accident must have directly caused your pain and suffering
  • Quantifiable damages- You must be able to show quantifiable damages, such as physical injuries and financial costs

A motorcycle accident lawyer in Shreveport can assess your case in further detail. This will allow you to identify liable parties and establish whether or not they breached the duty of care owed to you.

We Need To Get Started

Prompt investigation is especially important in motorcycle cases. Call my Shreveport office at 318-386-4371 for a free consultation, or contact me online.