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Port Coquitlam Motorcycle Accident Lawyers


Motorcycle accidents in Port Coquitlam can be fatal. Because of the negligent actions (or inactions) of another motor vehicle operator, people riding their motorcycles can lose their lives in tragic, violent, and preventable accidents. According to the British Columbia Coroners Service, dozens of motorcycle riders are killed in accidents throughout the province each year. Families can lose their loved ones and communities can be torn apart, simply because another motorist was not exercising reasonable caution behind the wheel.

 

Passenger vehicles greatly outweigh motorcycles. Their built-in safety features also afford their operators and occupants measurably more protection in the event of a crash. Motorcyclists, on the other hand, have only wearable protective gear, like helmets. That means that, if they are involved in a collision with a larger passenger vehicle, its occupants could walk away from the crash unharmed. But the motorcycle rider could be killed, or sustain severe, life-altering injuries. 

 

In Port Coquitlam, injuries sustained in motorcycle accidents frequently require lengthy periods of hospitalization, invasive surgeries, complicated recovery plans, physiotherapy, lifestyle adjustments, and more. Injuries sustained by Port Coquitlam motorcycle accident survivors commonly include:

  • Internal bleeding
  • Internal organ damage
  • Bone fractures
  • Musculoskeletal injuries
  • Back and neck injuries
  • Whiplash
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Paralysis
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Concussions
  • Facial and dental injuries
  • Friction wounds (i.e., road rash)
  • Amputations 
  • And more

No matter their severity, the injuries sustained by motorcycle accident victims could profoundly impact their lives in unforeseen ways. This is especially true for injured motorcyclists who can no longer complete the duties of their jobs because of the injuries they sustained in their collisions. They might lose wages, lose out on career advancement opportunities, and even endure a reduced future earning capacity because of the injurious consequences of someone else’s wrongful actions.

ICBC has recently implemented a new no-fault insurance system, allowing all injured survivors of motor vehicle crashes to claim ICBC accident benefits. While the Crown corporation offers lump sum payments to injured accident victims (determined by the severity of the injuries they have sustained), ICBC has taken away their rights to sue negligent drivers whose wrongful actions caused the collision to happen in the first place. Additionally, they have made it more difficult to appeal unfairly denied ICBC claims or unfairly low settlement amounts.

This so-called “enhanced care” insurance model was apparently implemented to save policyholders some cash each month off the cost of their premiums. However, the no-fault system has already left many injured accident survivors and their families struggling to receive the care and compensation they desperately need in a fair and timely manner. To express your outrage over these sweeping new changes, contact your MLA.

If your injury-causing motorcycle accident occurred before these changes took effect on May 1, 2021, you might still be entitled to pursue legal action against the negligent driver whose misconduct resulted in your collision. To learn about options that might be available to you, contact our Port Coquitlam motorcycle accident lawyers by calling 1-800-JUSTICE today and receive a free initial consultation.

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Our motorcycle accident lawyers serving Port Coquitlam are standing by to discuss your situation and to offer personalized, case-specific advice. To take advantage of your free initial consultation and learn how our Port Coquitlam motorcycle accident lawyers may be able to provide you with assistance, contact us today.

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Schedule a call with our personal injury legal intake team. Our team is available 24/7 so call us now to book your call. Our scheduled intake allows you to tell us details about your accident and gives our legal team an opportunity to review your case and advise you on possible solutions and outcomes. The best part is, if you decide to hire us after this call - you don't pay anything unless we win. We can help clients regardless of where they reside in British Columbia so let us help you get started on your road to recovery.

 

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