Vancouver Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
Motorcycle riders need to be alert when operating their vehicles in Vancouver. Because of the inherent risks involved with operating such dangerous, high-speed machines, motorcycle riders are often some of the most vigilant, safety-conscience road-users in our city.
Unfortunately, even the most overly cautious motorcycle rider could be severely injured in a collision caused by a negligent driver. The wrongful actions of a negligent passenger vehicle operator could also cause even the safest motorcyclist to lose their life.
According to the British Columbia Coroners Service, dozens of fatal motorcycle accidents occur throughout the province each year. Families can lose their loved ones and communities can be ripped apart, all because of a total stranger’s negligence behind the wheel.
In accordance with the provincial Motor Vehicle Act, all drivers have a responsibility to consider the safety of all other road-users, including motorcycle riders. Each motor vehicle operator in the province is legally required to fulfill a duty of care to the people sharing the road with them. They must, therefore, exercise a reasonable degree of caution while driving and obey the rules of the road. Violations of local traffic laws can lead to serious collisions with serious outcomes.
Common examples of driver negligence that often result in the hospitalization of motorcycle accident victims include:
- Changing lanes without signaling
- Exceeding the posted speed limit
- Ignoring traffic signs and/or signals
- Street racing and stunt driving
- Impaired driving
- Distracted driving
- Fatigued driving
- Texting while driving
- And more
The actions of negligent drivers can have disastrous consequences for the motorcycle riders injured as a result of their misconduct. Injured motorcycle accident victims in Vancouver often feel the negative impacts of their collisions for weeks, months, and even years after sustaining their injuries.
In many cases, people who managed to survive a near-fatal, injury-causing motorcycle accident experience painful physical repercussions. They also frequently develop overwhelming and debilitating mental health issues and financial insecurity. This is especially true for injured motorcycle accident victims who can no longer continue working in their chosen occupational field. These injured accident survivors usually suffer substantial economic losses in the form of lost wages and reduced future earning capabilities, in addition to the costs of necessary medical treatments and lifestyle adjustments required after their collisions.
If you were injured in a crash that happened before May 1, 2021, our Vancouver motorcycle accident lawyers may be able to help you recover compensation for damages incurred as a result of your collision by pursuing a civil claim against the at-fault driver whose negligence led to your injuries. Our motorcycle accident lawyers serving Vancouver have experience helping numerous clients recover the maximum amount of damages to which they could be entitled by taking legal action on behalf of the injured motorcyclists we have represented. To learn more about how our Vancouver motorcycle accident lawyers may be able to assist you, call 1-800-JUSTICE today.
If your injury-causing motorcycle accident occurred after May 1, 2021, it could be more difficult for you to recover the compensation you deserve. Due to sweeping changes implemented by ICBC – the sole provider of basic auto insurance in British Columbia – injured survivors of motor vehicle collisions no longer have the right to sue the at-fault party for damages incurred as a result of their negligence (except in specific scenarios). The provincially-owned Crown corporation has, essentially, taken away the rights of injured accident victims, forcing them to, instead, rely solely on the ICBC accident benefits allocated to them after sustaining injuries in a crash.
In addition to taking away injured accident victims’ ability to pursue civil action against the party responsible for their collision, ICBC has also made it more difficult to appeal unfairly denied ICBC claims. While certain motorcycle accident victims might be entitled to lump sum payments, oftentimes, the accident benefits they receive are nowhere close to the actual injury-related costs they have incurred or will incur in the future. Unfortunately, ICBC has made it more difficult for the survivors of motor vehicle collisions to advocate for fairer compensation. To express your concerns about this new, no-fault insurance system, contact your MLA and ask them to repeal ICBC’s so-called “enhanced care” insurance model.
Regardless of when your Vancouver motorcycle accident occurred, you could benefit from a free initial consultation with Preszler Injury Lawyers. Our motorcycle accident lawyers serving Vancouver are committed to providing personalized, case-specific legal feedback to all prospective clients, and driven by a collective desire to help injured community members in need. To learn more about the services we may be able to provide in the aftermath of your collision, contact us today and schedule your free initial consultation with our Vancouver motorcycle accident lawyers.
Call Our Vancouver Motorcycle Accident Lawyers Today
Sustaining injuries in a motorcycle accident can be a harrowing, traumatic experience. The process of pursuing timely treatment and fair compensation can be complicated, bureaucratic, and overwhelming.
Our motorcycle accident lawyers serving Vancouver are standing by to discuss your case during your free initial consultation. To learn more about how our Vancouver motorcycle accident lawyers may be able to help you throughout this challenging process, call 1-800-JUSTICE today and schedule your cost-free, no-obligation first meeting with Preszler Injury Lawyers.