According to the Calgary police, motorcycle crashes are drastically increasing throughout the region. When a motorcyclist is involved in a collision with a larger passenger vehicle, the results can be tragic and irreversible.
Within the course of just one year, the number of motorcycle accidents in Calgary increased by an alarming 54%. Each year, more than 100 community members lose their lives in serious, preventable accidents.
In order to operate a dangerous, high-speed machine like a motorcycle, riders need a combination of experience, caution, and an awareness of how to share the road with larger vehicles. Given their relative lack of protection from the dangers of the road, motorcycle riders are typically some of the most vigilant, safety-minded road-users in the region. Unfortunately, even the most safety-conscious motorcyclists can be severely injured or killed in a collision caused by a negligent driver.
The province’s Traffic Safety Act requires all motor vehicle operators to exercise a reasonable degree of caution on the road. All drivers owe a duty of care to other road-users, especially the most vulnerable. If a driver violates the rules of the road and engages in any kind of wrongful conduct, their actions could have profound consequences for the victims of motorcycle accidents and their families.
If a driver’s actions behind the wheel lead to a motorcycle accident in which the biker sustains injuries, the at-fault driver might be considered negligent. As such, they might be liable for damages incurred by the victim of the motorcycle accident. Common examples of driver negligence that often leads to injury-causing motorcycle accidents in Calgary include:
Unfortunately, even if a driver’s negligence was responsible for a collision in which a motorcyclist was injured, it can be very difficult for the accident victim to get the settlement they deserve from the at-fault motorist’s insurer. Insurance companies often exhibit inherent biases against motorcycle riders and use their prejudice as an excuse to withhold the coverage to which they should be entitled. Often, insurance companies try to argue that the motorcycle rider’s own negligence or reckless actions was at least partially responsible for the accident in an attempt to reduce the damages award they will be required to pay them.
However, by working with our Calgary motorcycle accident lawyers, bikers who have been injured in a collision caused by another person’s negligence may be able to recover the maximum amount of damages to which they might be entitled. Having access to sufficient compensation can greatly increase an injured motorcycle accident survivor’s chances at recovery as well as their overall qualities of life.
To learn more about working with our motorcycle accident lawyers serving Calgary, book your free initial consultation with Preszler Injury Lawyers today.
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