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On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Motorcycle Accidents on January 24, 2017

Louisiana motorcyclists are at risk for hazards that other types of motorists do not encounter. There is no protective barrier between a motorcyclist’s body and the road, and other drivers can have difficulties spotting a motorcycle in their mirrors. It is important that motorcycle riders are aware of their legal rights if they are in…

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Safety tips for motorcycle riders

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Motorcycle Accidents on May 20, 2016

Both beginning and experienced motorcyclists in Louisiana can take steps to protect themselves from injury by understanding the truth behind a number of popular myths. For example, a noisy motorcycle does not let drivers up ahead know that it is approaching. Most of the noise is lost behind the motorcycle. Furthermore, motorcyclists must not assume…

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Avoiding serious motorcycle accidents

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Motorcycle Accidents on September 10, 2015

Riding a motorcycle in Louisiana is considerably more dangerous than driving a car. The rider has considerably less protection, and many drivers of cars are not accustomed to watching out for motorcycles. This can lead to many serious accidents between cars and motorcyclists. By being aware of some of the most common types of motorcycle…

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Louisiana motorcycle accident kills 2

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Motorcycle Accidents on March 23, 2015

The Louisiana State Police have reported that an accident involving a sedan and a motorcycle in Rapides Parish claimed the lives of two people on March 15. The deceased individuals were the motorcycle’s rider and passenger. Responding troopers cited the driver of the car for making an improper turn, and they said that they were…

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What are the rights of the victim of a motorcycle accident?

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Motorcycle Accidents on September 12, 2014

One of the attractions that comes with riding a motorcycle is the feeling of freedom that bike riders experience. At the same time, what provides this feeling of freedom is also the reason why bike riders are at a higher risk of suffering severe injuries or even dying in an accident than other vehicle operators…

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Police: SUV turned left in front of bike in fatal Thibodaux crash

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Motorcycle Accidents on July 28, 2014

It happens all too often on Louisiana roads: the driver of a car or a truck doesn’t see an approaching motorcyclist and turns left in front of the bike. A collision occurs, and the injuries to the motorcyclist are severe and sometimes fatal. Police are investigating this possible scenario in a recent motorcycle accident in…

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