Bikers who seek to escape crowded city streets might head across the Strait of Georgia to Vancouver Island. The Island’s roads might take them south, where they once again encounter crowds in the city of Victoria. The transition into traffic can lead to crashes that leave the rider with losses and serious injuries.
The Preszler team of Victoria motorcycle accident lawyers can help riders to recover compensation from the negligent motorist. Recovering damages requires knowledge and understanding of the issues that are unique to bike crash cases. When you hire a motorcycle accident lawyer from our firm, you can be sure that you will be working with a lawyer who has that knowledge and who will use it to recover a greater damages award in your case.
Recovering all of your damages after a motorcycle accident
The damages that you are entitled to recover include much more than your immediate medical expenses. Depending on the facts of your case, you may have an opportunity to recover anticipated future medical expenses, the salary and wages you did not receive while you were injured and unable to work, your rehabilitation and occupational therapy costs, and compensation for your pain and suffering. Contact a Victoria personal injury lawyer as soon as you possibly can after your accident to initiate your claims process.
Liability coverage and the ICBC
The negligent British Columbia motorist who caused your motorcycle accident will inevitably carry liability insurance with the Insurance Company of British Columbia (ICBC). To secure your claim for damages, you will need to file a report with them within 30 days. They handles hundreds of accident claims every week. A dedicated lawyer will make sure that your motorcycle accident claims are not ignored and that the ICBC gives you the full amount of damages that you are entitled to receive.
Collect and save all information that is relevant to your motorcycle accident
You should take the same steps after your motorcycle accident as you would after a multi-car collision. Exchange contact information with the other parties, including the make and model of the other vehicle. Make sure to use your phone to take pictures of the other car and your bike, as well as several views of the location where the accident occurred. Ask witnesses for their contact information, and save all of your invoices and receipts for payments associated with the accident.
Even before your accident, you should verify that your helmet is properly certified and in full compliance with British Columbia’s helmet laws. Keep your bike in good working order and have it professionally inspected once a year before you take it out on the road. Your best chance to recover a larger damages award may well depend on the records and information that you can provide about your accident.
Contact the Accident and Injury Lawyers at Preszler Law at any time of day or night.
Regardless of when you call one of a Preszler Law’s seven offices in British Columbia, you will have an opportunity to consult directly with an experienced Victoria motorcycle accident lawyer who will never charge you for an initial consultation. If you want us to represent you and we accept, we work on a contingency fee basis and therefore earn our fees from the damages we collect for you. You will never pay us directly for our services.
Our Victoria consultation office is at 1321 Blanshard Street. Please see our website or call us to discuss your case or to schedule an in-person appointment with one of our dedicated motorcycle accident lawyers.