The rate of dangerous motorcycle accidents in the province is increasing at an alarming rate. New data shows that motorcycle accidents causing fatalities and serious injuries have reached a 10-year high. This worrying trend underlines a societal issue of growing concern: driver negligence.
According to the Traffic Safety Act, all motor vehicle operators in the province are legally obligated to provide their fellow road-users with a duty of care. It should go without saying that drivers must obey the rules of the road and comply with local traffic laws. However, many reckless, inebriated, distracted, inconsiderate, or otherwise negligent drivers engage in wrongful conduct on our province’s roads and highways, endangering the lives of countless vulnerable community members, including motorcycle riders.
Despite a common misconception that motorcycle riders live a carefree, thrill-seeking lifestyle, the majority of motorcycle enthusiasts appreciate the need for caution when operating their vehicles. Operating a motorcycle requires vigilance about personal safety and a constant awareness of what is happening around the rider on the road. Unfortunately, though, even the most safety-minded and alert motorcyclist is susceptible to the whims of negligent drivers.
Common examples of driver negligence include:
If a driver’s wrongful actions behind the wheel culminate in an injury-causing collision with another road-user, they might be considered negligent. Therefore, they may be liable for damages arising from the injuries sustained by the accident victim.
However, for a number of reasons, it can be difficult for injured motorcyclists to get the compensation they deserve, even when their accidents are the result of another driver’s negligence. Insurance providers often exhibit a prejudice against motorcyclists. Because of their commonly held preconceived notions about the behaviour of motorcycle riders, insurance companies often try asserting that their own actions were at least somewhat culpable for the collision. They do so to try reducing the settlement amount offered to the injured party.
Our Lloydminster motorcycle accident lawyers are passionate about standing up against the unfair tactics used by insurance companies to help injured members of the local community get the compensation they deserve. If you were injured in a collision caused by a negligent driver, by working with our motorcycle accident lawyers serving Lloydminster, you could recover compensation for damages you have incurred as well as damages you might incur in the future. To learn more about working with our Lloydminster motorcycle accident lawyers, contact us today.
Our motorcycle accident lawyers serving Lloydminster offer all prospective clients a free initial consultation. We pride ourselves on removing financial barriers to accessing our legal services by working on a contingency-fee basis. That means, if you are eligible to pursue a claim, you will not be required to pay unless we win your case. There are no upfront fees or hidden costs, and no obligation to work with us after taking advantage of your free initial consultation.
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