New Orleans Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

Injured in a motorcycle crash?

If you were injured in a motorcycle crash, there is a good chance that you have experienced significant injuries, and you this means that you would benefit dramatically by hiring Attorney James Flinn as your legal advocate. New Orleans Personal Injury Attorney, James Flinn practices personal injury and property damage litigation exclusively, and he has represented over a hundred clients across Louisiana.

His relentless dedication to his clients' cases has earned him membership in The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40 – an invitation only organization comprised of attorneys who have met stringent qualifications and specialize in the legal practice of civil plaintiff or criminal defense.

Motorcycle Accidents: Overview

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), motorcycle-related deaths have increased by 55% since 2000. The cost to society is not measured by just fatalities, loss, and grief, the economic burden from crash-related injuries and deaths in one year alone reached $12 billion (CDC).

Whether it's because of the cost savings associated with motorcycle ownership, the gas savings, or simply the fact that motorcycles are enjoyable to ride and favored by many, motorcycle ownership is at an all-time high, thus motorcycle-related traumatic brain injuries and deaths are expected to remain at high levels since drivers frequently "fail to observe" motorcyclists in their path.

Motorcycle crash-related data from the CDC:

  • Between 2001 and 2008, 1,222,000 people were treated in U.S. emergency rooms for non-fatal motorcycle-related injuries.
  • The highest injury and death rates were among the 20-24-year-old population.
  • Over half of nonfatal injuries treated in emergency departments were to the leg/foot area (30%) or head/neck (22%).
  • The number of nonfatal injuries increased from nearly 120,000 injuries in 2001 to 175,000 injuries in 2008.

Protect Your Rights to Valuable Compensation

Due to the sheer lack of protection afforded to motorcyclists, the injuries can be absolutely devastating. While motorcyclists could represent themselves, this is not recommended. Insurance companies are in the practice of devaluing and denying claims in an effort to keep profit margins high.

This practice translates to dramatic losses for accident victims: when a victim accepts a low-ball settlement, they are forced to pick up the tab when their damages exceed their settlement.

Don't let this happen to you – contact our office to schedule a free case evaluation with Attorney James Flinn. We will pursue maximum compensation on your behalf so you can move on to the next chapter in your life.