WE ARE MOTORCYCLISTS WHO ARE ATTORNEYS
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.
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WE KNOW MOTORCYCLES
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:
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.
American Bikers Active Towards Education – A.B.A.T.E. of Louisiana, Inc.
CAUSES OF MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENTS
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.
Why Hire Us
We have over 100 years of combined experience.
We have recovered over 100 million dollars for our clients.
We have a national reputation for excellence.
DAMAGES IN A LOUISIANA MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT CASE
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.