Coquitlam Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
The operators and occupants of passenger vehicles can rely on built-in safety features in the event of a collision. While these safety measures are not infallible, they do provide a degree of protection not available to more vulnerable road-users, such as motorcycle riders.
Motorcyclists are almost completely exposed to the dangers of the road. If they are involved in a crash, their wearable safety gear might afford them some level of protection. However, oftentimes, it is not enough to prevent serious injuries or fatalities. According to the British Columbia Coroners Service, on average, dozens of motorcyclists are killed in collisions throughout the province each year.
Survivors of motorcycle accidents frequently sustain severe, life-altering injuries. The various types of injuries frequently sustained in Coquitlam motorcycle accidents include:
- Broken ribs
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Back and neck injuries
- Musculoskeletal injuries
- Broken and fractured bones
- Internal organ damage
- Friction wounds (i.e., road rash)
- Cuts and lacerations
- Internal bleeding
- And more
The process of recovering from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident – regardless of their severity – can be long, exhausting, and expensive. People who have sustained catastrophic injuries may no longer be able to participate in the activities they used to enjoy before their collision, and their overall quality of life could be diminished permanently.
Oftentimes, motorcycle accidents in Coquitlam are caused by negligent drivers who engage in wrongful behaviour behind the wheel. They might operate their vehicles under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, drive recklessly or distractedly, fail to properly share the road, or engage in other manifestations of negligent driving. If you were injured in a motorcycle accident caused by a negligent driver before May 1, 2021, you might be entitled to pursue a civil claim against the at-fault party. With our Coquitlam motorcycle accident lawyers representing your best interests, you might be able to recover the compensation you are rightfully owed.
Injured survivors of motor vehicle collisions that occurred after May 1, 2021 will likely face additional challenges in their pursuits of fair compensation. This is because ICBC– the province’s sole provider of basic auto insurance – recently implemented their “enhanced care” insurance model, which takes away accident victims’ rights to pursue compensation through civil claims (except in specific circumstances). The new no-fault insurance system provides lump sum payments to injured accident survivors, however it makes it very difficult to appeal unfairly low settlement amounts or wrongfully denied ICBC claims.
ICBC’s new “enhanced care” insurance policy was introduced as a cost-saving measure for the Crown corporation. It purports to pass along the savings to policyholders by offering lower monthly insurance premiums. However, when people are injured in unexpected, life-changing collisions, they are now faced with additional challenges simply to receive fair compensation and timely medical treatment. If you are concerned about what ICBC’s no-fault system could mean for you and your family in the future, contact your MLA.
No matter how or when your injury-causing motorcycle accident took place, Preszler Injury Lawyers want to hear from you. To receive cost-free, personalized legal feedback about your case, contact us online or call 1-800-JUSTICE to book your free initial consultation with our motorcycle accident lawyers serving Coquitlam.
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Being injured in a collision can have profound, far-reaching consequences. If you are struggling to get your life back to normal in the aftermath of an injury-causing crash, contact our Coquitlam motorcycle accident lawyers today and receive a free initial consultation on your case. Call 1-800-JUSTICE today to get started.