All drivers on the province’s roads and highways should be considerate of the safety of other road-users, including motorcycle riders. In accordance with the Traffic Safety Act, all motor vehicle operators have a legal requirement to fulfill a duty of care to others. By failing to uphold this duty of care, negligent drivers put the lives of other, more vulnerable road-users at risk.
Many people perceive motorcycle riders as being tough-as-nails thanks to their common portrayals in popular media. But in reality, motorcyclists are among the most vulnerable road-users. If a motorcycle rider is involved in a collision caused by a negligent driver, they could be killed in a tragic, senseless fashion. They could also sustain catastrophic injuries that alter the course of the rest of their lives.
In addition to being thought of as outwardly tough instead of extremely susceptible to injuries and fatalities, motorcycle riders are also generally portrayed as reckless thrill-seekers. In reality, though, the opposite is true more often than not. Owing to the dangers involved with riding a motorcycle, the people who operate these vehicles know to do so with an abundance of caution. Unfortunately, even the most vigilant motorcycle rider could lose their life in an avoidable accident caused by a negligent driver.
Driver negligence has contributed to an upswing in fatal motorcycle collisions throughout the province. And those motorcycle riders who manage to survive serious accidents often sustain severe injuries in the process.
In Alberta, anyone who has sustained injuries in a motor vehicle accident should be entitled to Section B benefits to offset certain costs associated with their injuries. However, since motorcycle collisions so often culminate in severe injuries requiring exorbitant costs of care throughout an accident survivor’s lifetime, the insurance coverage they may be able to collect is often not enough to replace their total financial losses.
By working with our Wood Buffalo motorcycle accident lawyers, bikers who have been injured as a result of another motor vehicle operator’s negligence may be able to recover the maximum amount of damages available to them. Depending on the severity of their injuries and the impacts they have had on a motorcycle accident survivor’s overall quality of life, these damages might be economic or non-economic in nature, and might include:
To learn how our motorcycle accident lawyers serving Wood Buffalo may be able to help you recover the compensation you deserve, contact us today and schedule a free initial consultation.
In the aftermath of a traumatic accident, it can be difficult to know where to turn for assistance and advice, and how to go about pursuing accountability and fair compensation. Our Wood Buffalo motorcycle accident lawyers have experience helping injured members of the community seek the justice and fair treatment they are rightfully owed.
To learn more about working with our motorcycle accident lawyers serving Wood Buffalo, call today and take advantage of your cost-free, no-obligation first meeting.
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