When it comes to motorcycle accidents, the statistics are staggering. According to the ICBC, there were more than 2,200 crashes involving a motorcycle in 2013, and 1,500 riders suffered injuries. More than two dozen died. If you suffered injuries in a motorcycle crash, knowing how to proceed is crucial in getting the benefits you deserve from ICBC.
Many victims require emergency transportation to the hospital, and almost all require some medical treatment. First and foremost after a crash, ensure you receive the care you need to stabilize your health and get started on rehabilitation and recovery.
Within the first few weeks after a motorcycle accident, you are likely to begin worrying about your financial future. Medical costs add up, and perhaps you have missed some days of work or have not been able to return. It is time to file a claim with ICBC. The sooner you apply for accident benefits, the better you protect the evidence needed to support your claim.
Lastly, you should contact a Surrey motorcycle accident lawyer if you are unsure about what benefits you qualify for, or if ICBC denies your claim. A lawyer can help you recover the full amount of benefits you deserve.
How much you can recover depends largely on the extent of your injuries and whether or not you contributed to the accident. Even if you caused the accident, however, you could apply for no-fault benefits through ICBC for medical expenses, rehabilitation costs, and $300 a week in income benefits until you return to work.
If the crash occurred because another motorist acted negligently, you can file a tort claim with ICBC to collect a number of benefits, including:
The ICBC has guidelines to regulate how much they will pay out for each injury type, and the government sets limits on other benefits. A Surrey motorcycle accident lawyer can explain these limitations in detail.
When you enlist the help of a Surrey motorcycle accident lawyer at the Preszler Law Firm, you are protecting your right to full compensation for your injuries.
Your lawyer will calculate the full extent of your physical, emotional, and financial damages to get you the benefits you need. This is especially important if you suffered severe injuries, require extensive medical treatment, and missed several weeks or months of work.
Selecting the right lawyer for your case is key in achieving a successful outcome. You want to be sure you are entrusting your case to a professional with the right qualifications and experience. Here are some questions to consider before deciding on who will handle your claim:
Additionally, you want to choose a lawyer whose personality fits yours since you will be working closely with them throughout your case.
We are happy to answer these questions and more during your initial free consultation.
In most cases, you have two years from the date of a crash to file a claim. However, it is wise to meet with a lawyer as soon as possible. The Preszler Law Firm offers free, no-obligation case evaluations to Surrey motorcycle accident victims. We handle all cases on a contingency fee basis, which means we receive a percentage of the award we recover for you. If we do not recover compensation for you, you pay us nothing. Call us today at 1-844-373-8202 to learn more.