Covington Motorcycle Accident FAQs

Why won’t the insurance company pay me what I'm owed? If the other driver was at fault, why do I have to pay my own medical bills? Who pays for my rental car after my car was totaled? We answer questions like these and many more in our personal injury FAQs. If your question is not covered here, give us a call at 985-590-6182.

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  • I Disagree With The Police Report Regarding My Motorcycle Accident. What Should I Do?

    Being a police officer is a hard job and it doesn’t get easier when it comes to writing accident reports.  The police officer comes onto the scene of the accident after it has happened, after vehicles have been moved, and sometimes, even after one or more of the parties has been transported to the hospital.  A police officer is oftentimes tasked with writing a report without the benefit of having key facts.  

    If a police report contains a minor error following a motorcycle accident, you should get in touch with the police department and ask if they can have the officer contact you to discuss the report.  If there is a minor error, the officer will most likely work with you to correct the problem.  

    If you disagree with the officer’s assessment of fault following a motorcycle wreck, the officer will be less likely to amend their report, unless you present important evidence (such as video of the accident), which they didn’t have before.  

    While a police report cannot be used as evidence in a civil trial, the insurance company will definitely rely on it to make their decisions.  
     

    Have You Been Hurt In A Covington Area Motorcycle Accident?

    If you've been injured in a motorcycle accident you need to speak with an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer as soon as possible. Please contact me online or call my Covington office directly at 985.590.6182 to schedule your free consultation today. I help clients throughout Louisiana including Mandeville, Slidell, Bogalusa, Franklinton, Hammond, New Orleans and Metairie.

  • Can I File A Personal Injury Claim Without A Lawyer?

    Anyone can file and pursue their own personal injury claim without a lawyer.  Whether that is a good idea or not depends on a variety of factors, including the severity of injuries and damage, whether the other person is admitting fault, and the interests of third parties such as medical providers, health insurers, and others.  

    Even minor accident claims can become complicated quickly.  Just a trip to the ER can result in several medical bills and create a reimbursement interest from your health insurer, especially for people with Medicare or Medicaid.  At Grady J. Flattmann, Attorneys at Law, we make sure that our clients’ claims are handled the right way, start to finish.  

    Also, remember that insurance company adjusters are trained to ask specific questions of accident victims in an effort to save money for the insurance company.  Having an experienced personal injury attorney on your side to interact with insurance adjusters can be a major advantage.  

    If you are thinking of handling your own personal injury claim, please call us today.  At Grady J. Flattmann, Attorneys at Law, we offer a free 15-minute “CRASH COURSE to help you better understand the ins and outs of your claim.  

    Give us a call today to schedule your free “CRASH COURSE” at (985) 590-6182.

    Have You Been Hurt In A Covington Area Accident?

    If you've been injured in a motorcycle accident you need to speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. Please contact me online or call my Covington office directly at 985.590.6182 to schedule your free consultation today. I help clients throughout Louisiana including Mandeville, Slidell, Bogalusa, Franklinton, Hammond, New Orleans and Metairie.

  • If A Personal Injury Accident Was My Fault Can I Still Win The Case?

    Car accidents can be complicated and sometimes, more than one person may be at fault for causing the wreck. In Louisiana, we have what’s known as “comparative fault.” This means that a person can recover for their personal injuries, even if they were partially responsible for causing the wreck.

    For instance, if it is determined that someone is 50% responsible for causing a wreck, they can still collect 50% of their damages. Also, if the other person had the reasonable opportunity to avoid the wreck, but didn’t, you may still prevail in a personal injury claim, regardless of fault. In Louisiana, this is called the “last clear chance doctrine.” Many factors go into the success or failure of a personal injury case.

    At Grady J. Flattmann, Attorneys at Law, we examine each of our clients’ cases from every angle.

    Have You Been Hurt In A Covington Area Accident?

    If you've been injured in a motorcycle accident you need to speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. Please contact me online or call my Covington office directly at 985.590.6182 to schedule your free consultation today. I help clients throughout Louisiana including Mandeville, Slidell, Bogalusa, Franklinton, Hammond, New Orleans and Metairie.

  • How Long Will It Take To Resolve My Motorcycle Accident Case?

    The length of time it takes to resolve a motorcycle accident case depends on several factors, including the extent of injuries, the amount of insurance coverage available, and whether fault is being admitted.

    If a person is seriously injured in a motorcycle wreck, they may require significant medical treatment.  In most cases, we want to make sure the victim receives the treatment they need before resolving their case.  

    The time it takes to resolve a motorcycle accident claim also depends on the amount of insurance available to pay the victim’s claims.  In cases where the person at fault for causing the wreck doesn’t have insurance or has very little insurance coverage, the claim may not take long to resolve.  

    Finally, if the other party and their insurance company are denying fault for the accident, a lawsuit may have to be filed in order to better explore the issues of the case.  Lawsuits can take years to resolve, depending on the facts of the case and the Court where the lawsuit is filed.  

    Have You Been Hurt In A Covington Area Motorcycle Accident?

    If you've been injured in a motorcycle accident you need to speak with an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer as soon as possible. Please contact me online or call my Covington office directly at 985.590.6182 to schedule your free consultation today. I help clients throughout Louisiana including Mandeville, Slidell, Bogalusa, Franklinton, Hammond, New Orleans and Metairie.

  • What Is The Average Payout Following A Louisiana Motorcycle Accident?

    As with any personal injury claim, the amount an injured person may expect to receive following a motorcycle accident depends on many factors.  

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    First, a determination must be made as to liability.  In Louisiana, we have comparative liability law, meaning that even if a person is only partially liable for causing an accident, they are responsible for paying part of the damages.  For example, if a person is found 25% liable for causing an accident and the total damages are $100,000, that person is responsible for $25,000 of the damages.  

    Second, the extent of the victim’s injuries, medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages must be calculated to determine the value of the claim.  This is sometimes a complicated process, especially when a person’s injuries and damages may continue into the future.  

    Every case is different and we treat all of our clients as individuals.  Once a case is ready for resolution, we work hard to analyze its monetary value and communicate with our clients every step of the way.

    Have You Been Hurt In A Covington Area Motorcycle Accident?

    If you've been injured in a motorcycle accident you need to speak with an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer as soon as possible. Please contact me online or call my Covington office directly at 985.590.6182 to schedule your free consultation today. I help clients throughout Louisiana including Mandeville, Slidell, Bogalusa, Franklinton, Hammond, New Orleans and Metairie.

  • I Was On My Motorcycle And Hit By A Car. The Negligent Driver’s Insurance Denied My Claim. What Can I Do?

    Motorcyclists often have an uphill battle convincing insurance companies that the other driver was at fault for causing a motorcycle versus car accident.  The at-fault driver often says that the motorcycle “came out of nowhere” and sometimes, police reports do not clearly or accurately show what happened.  

    If your motorcycle insurance claim is denied, that is not the end of the road.  We have successfully represented people whose claims were initially denied.  Once we are hired, we will investigate the case fully and make sure that the insurance company has all the facts and is comparing apples to apples.  

    If the insurance company continues to deny your claim, you must make a decision whether to file a lawsuit in order to pursue your claim.  In Louisiana, victims of a motorcycle accident have one year within which to file a lawsuit.  If they don’t, their claims vanish as if the accident never occurred and they cannot seek compensation.  

    Have You Been Hurt In A Covington Area Motorcycle Accident?

    If you've been injured in a motorcycle accident you need to speak with an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer as soon as possible. Please contact me online or call my Covington office directly at 985.590.6182 to schedule your free consultation today. I help clients throughout Louisiana including Mandeville, Slidell, Bogalusa, Franklinton, Hammond, New Orleans and Metairie.

  • How Can I Prove My Motorcycle Accident Wasn’t My Fault?

    Motorcyclists are often unfairly blamed when a wreck happens.  Common things drivers say when they are involved in a car versus motorcycle accident include: “he came out of nowhere,” “he was in my blind spot,” “he was weaving through traffic,” or “he was going too fast.”  Due to this unfair prejudice, motorcyclists sometimes find themselves having to prove that an accident wasn’t their fault.

    Covington Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Flattmann Law

    Being very clear about how a wreck occurred, the positions of the vehicles, and the precise sequence of events can help the driver of a motorcycle prove that he or she was not at fault.  The insurance company will try to match up statements with the evidence to determine who is liable for the accident.  

    Gathering evidence immediately following the accident is also very important.  Taking pictures and videos of the accident scene and gathering information from potential witnesses can be very helpful in proving that you were not at fault for the wreck.

    Have You Been Hurt In A Covington Area Motorcycle Accident?

    If you've been injured in a motorcycle accident you need to speak with an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer as soon as possible. Please contact me online or call my Covington office directly at 985.590.6182 to schedule your free consultation today. I help clients throughout Louisiana including Mandeville, Slidell, Bogalusa, Franklinton, Hammond, New Orleans and Metairie.

  • What Type Of Damages Can I Claim Following A Motorcycle Accident?

    The law regarding the types of damages that can be claimed following a motorcycle accident are the same as those regarding car accidents.  Following a motorcycle accident, the injured person has property damage claims and personal injury claims.  

    Property damage claims include damage to the motorcycle and even damage to clothes or other possessions.  It also includes rental coverage during the time the motorcycle is being repaired.  

    Personal injury claims include things like the person’s medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, future disability, mental anguish, and lost enjoyment of life.  

    We take pride in making sure our clients understand their rights after being involved in an motorcycle accident.  

    Have You Been Hurt In A Covington Area Motorcycle Accident?

    If you've been injured in a motorcycle accident you need to speak with an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer as soon as possible. Please contact me online or call my Covington office directly at 985.590.6182 to schedule your free consultation today. I help clients throughout Louisiana including Mandeville, Slidell, Bogalusa, Franklinton, Hammond, New Orleans and Metairie.

  • I Was Hit By A Car While Riding My Motorcycle. How Much Does It Cost To Hire A Motorcycle Accident Lawyer?

    At our firm, you only pay us if we collect money for you.  Our initial consultation is FREE.  

    We handle ALL personal injury cases on a “contingency” basis.  This means that at the end of your case, we charge a percentage of the total amount we ultimately receive for your personal injury claim.  Any expenses we incur (for instance, police reports, medical records, etc.) are charged, dollar for dollar at the end of the case, ONLY if we obtain money for you. 

    Have You Been Hurt In A Covington Area Motorcycle Accident?

    If you've been injured in a motorcycle accident you need to speak with an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer as soon as possible. Please contact me online or call my Covington office directly at 985.590.6182 to schedule your free consultation today. I help clients throughout Louisiana including Mandeville, Slidell, Bogalusa, Franklinton, Hammond, New Orleans and Metairie.

  • If I Have Motorcycle Insurance Why Should I Hire A Lawyer To Settle My Claim?

    Handling any personal injury case without the help of an experienced motorcycle injury attorney can get out of hand and become complicated very quickly.  

    Do you have health insurance, Medicaid, Medicare, or VA Benefits that paid for your injuries?  If so, how much will they expect in reimbursement?  What are your total damages, including future medical treatment, lost wages, and pain and suffering?  Is the insurance company being fair with respect to the damages to your motorcycle?  

    At our firm, we take care of every aspect of your case, allowing you to focus on getting better.  We make sure that the insurance company treats our clients fairly under the law and that all other issues are handled properly.

    Have You Been Hurt In A Covington Area Motorcycle Accident?

    If you've been injured in a motorcycle accident you need to speak with an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer as soon as possible. Please contact me online or call my Covington office directly at 985.590.6182 to schedule your free consultation today. I help clients throughout Louisiana including Mandeville, Slidell, Bogalusa, Franklinton, Hammond, New Orleans and Metairie.