On August 1, 2022, QuoteWizard published a report ranking the most dangerous states for motorcycle riders
According to the report, Louisiana ranks fifth in motorcycle fatalities in the United States with seventy-eight (78) motorcycle accident fatalities in 2020. That is 9 motorcycle accidents deaths per 10,000 motorcycles, making it the fifth highest rate of motorcycle fatalities according to the data collected in the report.
QuoteWizard also reports that 37% of those 2020 fatalities involved alcohol. In 51 fatal accidents, the motorcycle rider was wearing a helmet and in 15 fatal accidents the rider was not wearing a helmet.
In Louisiana, all motorcycle riders are required to wear motorcycle helmets under Louisiana Revised Statute 32:190. Studies show that wearing a DOT-approved helmet reduces the risk of head injury and the risk of death by 69% and 42% respectively.
Motorcycle accidents are typically caused by the negligence of others on the road. Attorneys Frank Lamothe, Julien Lamothe and Richard Martin of the Lamothe Law Firm are avid motorcyclists who understand the risks of motorcycle accidents and the need for motorcycle safety. If you’ve been hurt in a motorcycle accident, contact the motorcycle lawyers at the Lamothe Law Firm for a free consultation.