Recently, the province has seen a shocking and unfortunate upswing in fatal motorcycle collisions. Often resulting in serious injuries or fatalities, motorcycle accidents can upend the lives of everyone involved, including the friends and family members of the motorcyclist and the driver responsible for causing the collision.
This shocking increase in local motorcycle accidents points towards a worrying trend. Driver negligence is rampant on our province’s roads and highways. Fewer operators of passenger vehicles are either unaware of how to safely share the road with motorcyclists, unconcerned with the safety of their fellow community members, willfully reckless behind the wheel, or all of the above.
The negligence of motor vehicle operators can have devastating consequences for all road-users, but the repercussions can be particularly tragic for the most vulnerable among them, including motorcycle riders. With little protection from the dangers of the road apart from wearable safety gear, motorcycle riders can easily lose their mobility, their senses, their independence, and their very lives in an accident caused by another driver.
When negligent drivers violate the rules of the road laid down in the Traffic Safety Act and disobey local traffic laws, they jeopardize the safety of everyone else on the road. When drivers glance away from their windshields for the briefest of seconds to check a notification on their phones, change lanes without signaling, exceed the posted speed limit, operate their vehicles under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, or engage in any other form of negligence, innocent motorcycle riders could be senseless killed or catastrophically injured.
Anyone who has been injured in a motor vehicle accident – including motorcycle riders – should be able to collect Section B benefits. These “no-fault accident benefits” are intended to help cover the costs of expenses incurred by survivors of collisions as a result of their injuries.
Unfortunately, since the injuries sustained by motorcycle accident survivors are often so severe, the benefits available through their insurance coverage often fall short of replacing their total financial losses. That is why, in order to pursue adequate compensation for the injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident, it is important to seek legal advice and assistance.
Consider scheduling a free initial consultation with our Cochrane motorcycle accident lawyers to learn if you are eligible to pursue compensation from the negligent driver whose wrongful conduct on the road led to your collision. Depending on the severity of the injuries you have sustained and the impacts they have had on your overall quality of life, our motorcycle accident lawyers serving Cochrane may be able to help you recover compensation for:
Our Cochrane motorcycle accident lawyers offer a free initial consultation to all prospective clients, during which we pride ourselves on providing personalized, case-specific legal feedback and advice. To learn how our motorcycle accident lawyers serving Cochrane may be able to help you recover the compensation you deserve, contact us today and schedule your cost-free, no-obligation initial consultation.
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