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Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

A motorcyclist who has been in an accident may have serious permanent injuries and expensive medical bills.

Motorcycle accident lawyers can hold at-fault parties responsible for the accident and secure compensation to pay for monetary losses.

Learn how the Law Offices of Richard R. Kennedy in Lafayette, LA, can help you file and win your case.


All automobile accidents are serious, with car crashes being some of the most frequent.

However, motorcycle collisions are often much more severe due to a motorcycle's speed, proximity to the pavement, small size, and lack of protection compared to other vehicles. Motorcycle accidents can result in serious physical injuries, including dangerous brain injuries.

Not only can you be physically harmed in a motorcycle accident, but your cognitive abilities can also be affected.

Have You Been Injured in a Motorcycle Accident? CONTACT US TO LEARN YOUR RIGHTS AND OPTIONS

The Law Offices of Richard R. Kennedy in Lafayette help motorcycle accident victims secure the compensation they need to alleviate the financial burden they may have in the aftermath of an accident.

Our law office stands out from the rest because our attorneys personally handle each case. We conduct any necessary research and perform investigations ourselves. This allows us to be thoroughly informed about every case we take on.

You can discuss your personal injury during a free initial consultation with one of our Lafayette motorcycle accident lawyers. Simply fill out our online contact form or call:

(337) 232-1934

Helping Clients in Their Time of Need


Lila Barake


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Richard is a fantastic attorney! He and his staff were incredible about keeping me well informed about my case and making sure that I got the absolute best settlement possible.

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Dwight Johnson


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Honest, straight forward attorney that explained everything about the legal process concerning my case. I never felt pressured to accept any offer that was made on my case, I was allowed to decide what I would accept. If I ever needed an attorney again, he would be the one I would choose. I trust him so much I have recommended him to others that I know.

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Understanding the Statute of Limitations TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE

In Louisiana, the deadline for filing a motorcycle accident lawsuit against the responsible party is one year from the date of the motorcycle accident. However, it can be shorter if you're filing a lawsuit against a government entity. If you fail to file your claim before the deadline, you will be unable to recover compensation for your damages and will be responsible for paying all of your medical bills and other injury-related expenses.

Because of this, it's important that you contact a law firm to handle your case immediately.

The Law Offices of Richard R. Kennedy encourage motorcyclists to request a free consultation with one of our attorneys before time runs out. We can help you achieve justice, protect your livelihood, and collect the restitution you deserve.

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Receiving the Best Possible Outcome WITH ONE OF OUR INJURY ATTORNEYS

Our comprehensive understanding of complex personal injury cases readies us for motorcycle injury cases. From the moment we partner with clients, we personally investigate the case, which may include consulting accident recreation specialists, doctors, and other experts. We do this to determine liability in your motorcycle accident case, and to ensure that we are more prepared than our opponents. 

Hiring one of our motorcycle accident lawyers is a better idea than filing an injury claim on your own. An experienced lawyer knows how the court system works and understands the kinds of claims you can make.

If going to court is necessary, we are unflinching when it comes to working toward your best interests. This approach has the unique effect of saving us from going to court the majority of the time — our opponents realize early on how serious we are and are often more than willing to settle for fair compensation.

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Determining Liability IN A MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT

In Louisiana, the driver who causes the motorcycle accident is typically held liable for damages resulting from the accident. However, there are instances where both drivers can be partially to blame for the accident.

Louisiana law uses the pure comparative negligence system in which all parties involved in the motorcycle accident are assigned a percentage of the blame. In these cases, you may still be able to receive compensation if the other driver is determined to be more at-fault than you.

Each person's liability for an accident is determined by comparing each driver's carelessness. These factors are discussed during claim negotiations when you and an insurance adjustor discuss the variables that may factor into the accident.

Our lawyers can also determine if other parties may also be at fault. For example, defective motorcycle parts and poorly maintained roads can contribute to an accident, making manufacturers and local government entities at fault.

Determining liability can be confusing, so if you've been in a motorcycle accident, contact the Law Offices of Richard R. Kennedy as soon as you can.

How Can I Afford an Attorney?

The Law Offices of Richard R. Kennedy work on a contingency basis, meaning we will only take a reasonable percentage of your eventual verdict or settlement. We will never charge you unless and until we secure compensation.

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"After speaking with Mr. Kennedy, we formulated a plan to go forward...first, he had me evaluated to make sure the problems I was having were not the result of some other causes. Then, they investigated all aspects. Always keeping me informed along the way. They make sure you fully comprehend everything and take the time to answer questions and concerns. They are also protective of you, not just during depositions but the entire process. You feel like you are family and that they have your best interests in the forefront." Michelle Rochon, 2013
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The Law Offices of Richard R. Kennedy

Richard R. Kennedy and Richard R. Kennedy III can help you and your family recover the compensation you deserve after a personal injury. Our attorneys have been recognized by:

  • Super Lawyers®
  • The American Board of Trial Advocates
  • The National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • The American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell® (AV Preeminent® Rating)

You can schedule a consultation at our office in Lafayette, LA, by contacting us online or by calling (337) 232-1934.

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