On Sunday, February 24th, a 49-year-old motorcyclist crashed in New Orleans East. The biker, unfortunately, lost his life in the accident.
Details About the Motorcycle Accident
The driver of a Suzuki motorcycle was traveling down Chef Menteur Highway at approximately 3:20 p.m. on Sunday afternoon, when, for unknown reasons, he failed to brake and crashed into the right rear of an SUV that was “taking off from the traffic light” on Dale Street.
This led to the motorcyclist veering off the roadway and striking an unoccupied vehicle.
Emergency personnel pronounced the motorcyclist dead at the scene of the accident. The driver and passenger within the SUV did not request medical treatment.
The accident is still under investigation and toxicology tests are being performed.
Motorcycle National Injury Facts
Spring is just a few weeks away, and motorcyclists have already begun to hit the open road once again. Of course, that means bikers and drivers of passenger vehicles will want to be extra careful as they travel about the state and in cities like New Orleans.
The risks associated with driving a motorcycle are very real and any individual who chooses to use this type of vehicle as their main mode of transportation needs to be very aware of the dangers. According to the National Safety Council:
- Nearly 5,000 motorcycle riders and passengers died in crashes in 2016.
- There were 88,000 nonfatal injuries nationally in 2016.
- Motorcyclists accounted for 13% of all traffic fatalities in 2016.
- In 2016, 26% of riders who died in a motorcycle crash were under the influence of alcohol.
- 91% of riders who died in motorcycle accidents in 2016 were male.
- Riders 50% and older made up 36% of all motorcycle fatalities in 2016.
It’s worth noting that not all motorcycle accidents are caused by the motorcyclists.
Your New Orleans motorcycle accident attorneys at Cardone Law Firm are committed to ensuring you are able to obtain recovery if you have suffered a serious personal injury as the result of a motorcycle accident.
Types of Injuries a Motorcycle Accident Can Cause
Motorcycle riding can be an amazing experience, unfortunately, motorcylces do not offer much protection. It is important that riders wear proper safety gear such as:
- Helmets with a face shield
- Safety glasses or safety goggles
- Safety glass or windshield attached on the motorcycle
Even with all of these items equipped, motorcyclists are still susceptible to catastrophic injuries. Some of the most common injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident include:
- Road rash
- Muscle strains
- Neck injuries
- Broken bones or fractures
- Spinal cord Injuries
- Internal organ injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
Your trustworthy Louisiana personal injury attorneys at Cardone Law Firm can help you to obtain recovery for any type of injury you may have suffered during a motorcycle accident. Medical bills can be costly, and a severe injury can leave you out of work for months – or even longer.
You don’t have to face your traumatic situation alone.
If you or a loved one have been involved in a serious motorcycle accident, our experienced New Orleans motorcycle accident attorneys at Cardone Law Firm want to hear your story.
Contact Cardone Law Firm today at 504-522-3333 to set up your free legal consultation with one of our experienced motorcycle accident attorneys.