We are motorcyclists – not lawyers who just sit on motorcycles to have their picture taken for an ad. We live motorcycles.

Frank Lamothe and Richard Martin are real motorcyclists.

Frank has competed in numerous Enduro dirt races and placed third twice in regional races and also placed sixth in a national competition.

He holds a competition level membership from the American Motorcyclist Association.

He is a long-distance motorcycle rider. He has traveled through Canada and looped Nova Scotia. He has taken many trips to the North Carolina mountains to ride the twisties including the infamous “Tail of the Dragon”.

He is an avid track rider and regularly rides on track days at the NOLA Motorsports facility in Westwego, Louisiana. He received track riding training through California Superbikes School at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama.

Attorneys Frank Lamothe and Richard Martin and their motorcycles


Frank Lamothe on motorcycle track

Frank Lamothe training at the California Superbike School.

Frank and Richard have taken numerous Motorcycle Safety Foundation courses on safe riding practices.

Frank has attended numerous national meetings of motorcycle accident attorneys. He is a member of the Motorcycle Litigation Practice group of the American Association of Justice.

We understand motorcycle injury law and motorcycle dynamics and physics. We understand the loss a motorcyclist suffers in a serious crash due to the negligence of an inattentive motorist.

Motorcycle accidents are unique. Unless you ride motorcycles you cannot understand how motorcycle accidents occur. If you are not a motorcycle rider, you should not be handling motorcycle cases.

Frank Lamothe has been consistently recognized as one of the leading trial attorneys in Louisiana and the nation.

Listed in Best Lawyers in America  •  Listed in Super Lawyers  •  Invited member, American College of Trial Lawyers  •  Invited member, American Board of Trial Advocates  •  Member, The Litigation Counsel of America  •  Member, The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100  •  Listed as Nation’s Top 1% by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel

“I had occasion to be working on a trial in Tucson, Arizona … with Mr. Frank Lamothe. I was very impressed with his abilities and with his dedication, determination, drive, sincerity and initiative, and also with his trial skills. He was thorough and meticulous in his investigation and discovery and his overall professional conduct of the lawsuit was exceptionally high.”  –Joe V. McKinley, Ph.D., P.E.

Lamothe Law Firm has won national accolades as well.

Best Law Firms – U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers

We support the following motorcycle organizations:

American Motorcyclist Association

Road Guardian, Accident Scene Management – Established in 1996, ASM is leading the way in Motorcycle Trauma First Response. ASM has become the largest motorcycle trauma training organization in the world.

Motorcycle Safety Foundation

American Bikers Active Towards Education – A.B.A.T.E. of Louisiana, Inc.

Motorcycle Riders Foundation

Motorcycle Relief Project


We have over 100 years of combined experience in helping people who have been seriously harmed by the fault of others. We believe in winning. You only get justice when we are successful. We believe in our ability to win and we believe in our clients. We are fully committed to achieving justice for our clients. As seasoned trial attorneys, we are frequently brought on board by other law firms who appreciate our expertise and trial abilities .

We have recovered over 100 million dollars for our clients. We have won numerous verdicts at trial for victims and negotiated life changing significant settlements for our clients. We receive frequent referrals from other attorneys to lead them to victory in significant cases. We are proven and seasoned trial lawyers. We are known as a “go to” law firm.

We have a national reputation for excellence. Frank Lamothe is listed in Best Lawyers in America; Louisiana Super Lawyers; The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100; and the Nation’s Top 1% by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel. He was selected as a New Orleans City Business Leadership in Law winner – for 2014 and 2015.

Our firm was named a Best Law Firm by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers. We were also selected as the Admiralty Law Firm of the Year in Louisiana by Global Law Experts.


Most motorcycle accidents are caused by the inability or failure of an automobile driver to see the motorcyclist.

The single most common cause of motorcycle accidents is the left turning motorist who turns directly into the path of a motorcyclist who was operating his motorcycle safely.

The next most common cause of motorcycle accident is by the driver who pulls out of a side street directly into the path of a motorcyclist.

Changing lanes and not seeing a motorcyclist is another common cause. Many trucks do not see motorcycles in their “blind” spots.

Another common cause of motorcycle accidents is following a motorcyclist too closely and striking him from the rear.

Road conditions can also contribute to motorcycle accidents. Sometimes road conditions are unsafe and the governmental body responsible for maintaining the road can be sued for failure to maintain the roadway. Sometimes roadways have design defects which contribute to motorcycle accidents.

Sometimes a motorcyclist may be at fault. Even if a motorcyclist is partially at fault, he can still recover if there is also fault on the part of the driver or other party.

If you were a passenger on a motorcycle where the motorcyclist is at fault, you can also take legal action and protect your rights.


If you have been injured through no fault of your own while riding a motorcycle in Louisiana, you can recover the following damages:

  • Medical expenses – past and future
  • Lost income – past and future – as well as impaired earning capacity
  • Scarring and disfigurement
  • Loss of consortium
  • Physical pain and suffering
  • Mental pain and suffering and anguish
  • Loss of enjoyment of life

Many times a motorcycle accident can be life-changing. And it is important to do everything to make a full recovery to protect your future. Many times the medical bills from a motorcycle accident can be substantial. Full recovery from a negligent driver is essential.


Leading attorney Frank Lamothe is listed in every edition for past 30 years for Personal Injury.

Lamothe Law Firm selected as one of the Best Law Firms – Personal Injury.

Frank Lamothe has received a Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent ranking for the past 35 years, which is the best possible rating, given by other attorneys.

Frank Lamothe is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, available to top trial attorneys in the country by invitation-only.

Rated by New Orleans Magazine as one of the Top Lawyers in the city.

Awarded to the top 5% of personal injury lawyers in Louisiana, Frank Lamothe has received this honor every year since 2007.

National Association of Distinguished Counsel Top One Percent in the Country

The Top Trial Lawyers in America– For attorneys who have recovered millions of dollars for their clients. Fewer than 1% of lawyers are members.

The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100, Frank Lamothe, member by invitation-only.

New Orleans CityBusiness Leadership in Law winner based on professional & community involvement and achievements – 2014 and 2015, Frank Lamothe.

Contact Lamothe Law Firm if you have been injured in a motorcycle accident.

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