Shea “Turtle” B., New Orleans, LA
I was told about MotoJustice and attorney Jacque Touzet by a friend at NOLA Motorsports Park. He told me Jacque not only rode bikes but focused his legal practice on helping riders.
I was in a bad wreck with my sport bike and suffered a brain injury after flying over the hood of some woman that was not paying attention. Her insurance company offered me $2,500 to settle my claims with the other driver. I knew I would need help to get the medical care I needed. I called Mr. Touzet and he laughed at their offer telling me, “That’s ridiculous.” Exactly one year later and after much haggling with not only the lady’s insurer but also my UM insurer, Mr. Touzet settled for full policy limits on both policies. He helped me get the brain MRI’s needed to help assess my brain injury and even set me up with a reputable neurologist. He even went so far as to meet me at the doctor’s office to make sure I had all my MRI films and the information needed to diagnose me. I can tell you that without Mr. Touzet, I’d be in pretty bad shape and without compensation for my injuries. He has followed up with me even long after the case settled and set up follow-up testing to assure I’m out of the woods. There is no better friend to a biker than Jacque Touzet, and I recommend him if you have any bike-related case.
Greg A., Madisonville, LA
What a wonderworker Jacque is! He was recommended by a mutual friend, 21 months after my disabling motorcycle accident. His first reaction upon hearing my plight was, “That makes me mad. We’re going to make that insurance company pay.”
And pay they did—100% of the policy limits. Not only that, but he got money from my insurance company that I didn’t know I had coming to me, and he negotiated with the care providers to reduce my medical bills, allowing me to keep more of the settlement in my pocket.
It was such a pleasure doing business with him. He always provided timely updates concerning my case, both with texts and phone calls. Like all his other clients, I can’t emphasize it strongly enough—If you’ve had a motorcycle accident, Jacque Touzet is the lawyer to have in your corner.
Hunter E., New Orleans, LA
I was returning home on my Ducati Multistrada having just visited a motorcycle show, and I was minutes from my home when the accident occurred. Four teenage girls, all packed in a small Nissan pulled right in front of me at an intersection, and I did not even have time to grab the brake lever. One witness described me as “Spider-Man” as I flew through the intersection. It’s a funny description, but my landing was not as humorous. Thankfully, I survived the crash, and the young lady was ticketed for her negligence, but my bike and my body were seriously damaged. I felt I should consult with an attorney, and Jacque Touzet came highly recommended as someone who specializes in motorcycle accident cases.
I am not a big fan of court cases, so I was hesitant when I met with Jacque. I told him that based on the fact the other driver was ticketed, I was sure everything would work itself out. I didn’t think I would need a lawyer. Boy, was I wrong!
What followed was nearly a year of wrangling with insurance companies and that young driver. She contested the ticket and demanded that her insurance company deny my claim. I went from positive to downright angry. Thankfully, I signed up with Jacque the day we met, and he guided me through the red tape and delays that both her insurer and mine created to keep me from being compensated for my riding gear, my bike, and my injuries. Jacque Touzet kept in constant contact with me while he negotiated the reimbursements for my helmet and riding equipment. He helped me get a replacement Ducati including the value of all the aftermarket accessories that were on my wrecked bike. He pressed until all pertinent policies paid maximum limits. And he walked me through all the medical treatments necessary to make me fit enough to ride. Two knee surgeries later, I’m as good as new and enjoying the new Multistrada that Jacque helped me secure as part of the settlement for my case.
The only mistake I made was thinking that it would be easy. Thankfully, there is a personal injury lawyer out there who knows motorcycles and is truly interested in getting clients back on a bike and back on the road. That lawyer is Jacque Touzet.
Matt N., New Orleans, LA
I worked in the motorcycle trade industry and heard about Jacque Touzet from some motorcyclists he had helped in the past. I had the misfortune of being hit by driver that darted into my lane and tossed me off the bike and on to the concrete. Despite the protective gear I was wearing, I had terrible road rash and burns on my back, side, and legs. My knee was also injured.
I contacted Jacque soon after the motorcycle accident, and he was able to meet with me within a day. He helped me get medical treatment without any out-of-pocket expenses. He then began negotiations with the insurance company of the guy that hit me. They denied coverage because a ticket was not issued to their insured. Jacque pressed them hard, but they still would not budge. Finally, he filed suit in state court and embarked on some legal wrangling. Thanks to Jacque’s efforts, the insurance company, which had previously offered nothing, settled for just $200 under policy limits!
I was beyond relieved when I heard this. And when the medical providers asked for their payment, he negotiated with them to lower their bills so that I could keep the lion’s share of the settlement. He worked hard on my behalf, and I recommend Jacque Touzet if you have any motorcycle-related personal injury issue or claim.
Jared M., Metairie, LA
While riding my Yamaha R-6 on I-10 in Metairie, I was cut off by a speeding truck. I did a full on “stoppie” into the back of the vehicle. The driver of the truck immediately sped away, but thankfully, an off-duty officer saw the entire accident and chased him down and forced him to come back to the scene. The insurance company looked as if they would make things right and I was clearly not at fault, so I assumed it would be easy to handle my case on my own and not hire a lawyer.
I was pretty badly hurt with serious neck and shoulder injuries. They fixed my bike OK, but when it came to my injuries, the insurance company really gave me the run around. When they offered me $2,500 for my injuries, I knew they were not going to do right by me. So, I hired Jacque Touzet to represent me. I knew Mr. Touzet from my work as a motorcycle mechanic at the local Triumph/Ducati Dealership, and he is an avid motorcyclist.
He took the case and fought hard to get me a proper settlement from the insurance company. If it wasn’t for Mr. Touzet, I would certainly have had to pay out of pocket for my medical bills, and I wouldn’t have received any money for my pain and suffering. His hard work got me full reimbursement for my co-pays and my medical costs as well as a settlement for personal injury. He is an excellent motorcycle accident attorney.
Leon T., New Orleans, LA
I was stopped at a light when a drunk college student slammed on the brakes behind me. His equally drunk friend who was following him to the next bar crashed into him who then sent him into me. My 1993 Harley Fatboy was damaged and so was I. After getting the runaround from the two drunks and their insurers, I hired Jacque Touzet to handle my case.
Mr. Touzet appeared in criminal court to monitor the proceedings of the DUI cases and used that information when dealing with the insurance companies. He arranged to have my bike fixed at a Harley dealership and not some random shop chosen by the insurance company. He also arranged for medical treatment, and I didn’t even have to pay a co-pay.
In the end, my bike was fixed and my body was healed, and I never had to lift a finger save for going to the doctor. Jacque Touzet is a hell of a lawyer and a true friend to motorcyclists. As a rider, he understands what needs to be done in these types of cases. I can’t recommend him highly enough.
A.P., New Orleans, LA
I contacted Mr. Touzet in December 2014 when I was hit on my 1981 CX500 Honda. It was just after work, and I was traveling below the limit in the right lane on Orleans Avenue in New Orleans, when an SUV crossed into my lane to turn right. He cut in front of me, causing me to crash into the side of his vehicle. My bike was smashed, my leg was broken, and I was hurting all over. Needless to say, I was in need of help, and my classic bike was likely totaled.
Mr. Touzet and his associates swung into action immediately by going to the scene, interviewing witnesses, getting the police report and securing video of the accident from a local merchant. His quick action guaranteed that no witness testimony or video were lost. Once the claim was filed, he pressed for action with the insurance company of the guy who hit me. Not only were my injuries serious, but I had poured a bunch of money into the bike with aftermarket parts and various upgrades, and my nice riding gear was ruined.
Mr. Touzet researched what my vintage ride was worth and set about getting a fair price for it. Once he got that, then negotiated a really low buy back for the bike from the insurance company. He also had the insurance company reimburse me for a new helmet, gloves, jacket and pants. All of these items added up to one large property damage check and Mr. Touzet did NOT take a percentage of that money. I kept it all!
Having the option of buying the salvage was great. I got to keep the bike title so that I choose to either fix the bike or sell it for parts. Mr. Touzet then pressured the insurance company to tender full policy limits for my injuries. In other words, we maxed out the policy coverage, and I cannot describe how grateful I was to know that I did not leave a single dollar on the negotiating table. Thanks to Mr. Touzet’s hard work, the case was completed to my satisfaction, and if anyone needs a motorcycle accident lawyer, I recommend him highly.