Regardless of the care that a rider exercises while operating their bike, they can never eliminate the risk of an accident. Negligent or distracted drivers will fail to see your bike or miscalculate the distance between you and their vehicle. Unfortunately, that negligence can leave a rider with expensive property losses and serious injuries. The Preszler team of Surrey motorcycle accident lawyers represent injured motorcyclists. We respect riders’ rights to enjoy their bikes on British Columbia’s roads and highways, and we provide dedicated legal services to recover large damage awards that can help injured riders get back on those roads as quickly as possible.
Common motorcycle accident injuries
The motorcycle accident lawyer from our firm who handles your case has the experience to see exactly how the accident caused your injuries, as well as your anticipated financial losses. We have represented riders who have suffered deep gashes and contusions, broken bones, spinal and head injuries, and damage to internal organs. In rare cases, we have represented surviving family members of riders that suffered fatalities.
We also know how to use the facts of each case to demonstrate which party bears liability for an accident. Even if an injured rider was partially at fault, that rider might still have an opportunity to recover compensation.
The ICBC and motorcycle accident liability coverage
The damages that an injured rider will recover will often be paid through a liability insurance claim filed with the Insurance Company of British Columbia (ICBC). The ICBC hires teams of lawyers to review and challenge those claims. Injured riders who try to negotiate with them on their own will often receive only a fraction of the cost of their losses and injuries.
A knowledgeable and experienced personal injury lawyer will challenge the ICBC’s assumptions and argue for the full amount of damages that an injured rider deserves, including reimbursement of actual and anticipated future medical costs and expenses, damages for pain and suffering, and replacement of lost wages. If you hire a lawyer to handle your claim with the ICBC, you can concentrate on recuperating.
Steps to take after your motorcycle accident
In every motorcycle crash case, you will need to file a report with the ICBC within 30 days of the accident. Your lawyer can help you write and review that report to verify that you are not admitting any liability.
You can support the facts that you include in the ICBC report if you collect all relevant information about your accident:
You Can Get a Free Accident Consultation from Surrey motorcycle accident lawyers
You can call any one of Preszler Law’s seven offices in British Columbia at any time of day or night after your motorcycle accident, and you will always have an opportunity to speak with an experienced lawyer at no cost to you. We represent on a contingency fee basis, which means that if we cannot recover damages for you, you will owe us nothing for our services.
Please see our website or call us to schedule your free consultation with one of our lawyers, who will provide more information on your opportunity to recover the full amount of compensation that you deserve so that you can begin to rebuild your life.