A motorcycle accident can be a life-changing event and the injuries that it causes can be even more so. On top of that, it can bring stress that only personal injury lawyers are among the most equipped to handle. Even the safest motorcycle owners can get into serious accidents that result in even worse injuries. Often enough, the injuries that come with a serious accident require extensive medical attention, which can lead to lifelong consequences.
However, motorbike injury claims are very different from automobile injury claims, and should be treated as such. This is why it’s important to understand what to do at the scene of an accident and how a motorcycle injury lawyer can help you.
Common Driver Negligence
It’s common that collisions happen due to driver negligence, whether it be not paying attention to the road or refusing to share the road. However, below are a few frequent reasons drivers collide with motorcycles:
- Not properly checked blind spots prior to making a turn
- Under or overestimated distance and speed of a motorcycle
- Failing to see a motorcyclist
- Turning into a lane of a motorcyclist
- Failing to notice signal lights on a motorcycle
In our experience, we have seen motorcyclists with multiple collision bone fractures and others who suffer from crush fracture, which is a fracture that doesn’t heal properly. In other cases, motorcyclists can develop antibiotic-resistant infections that can cost the driver an arm or leg. It’s tragic to see a motorcyclist suffer from injuries simply due to a negligent driver on the road
Motorcycle Helmets and Brain Injury
According to the law, all motorcyclists must wear complete protection helmets when riding. Even though helmets can save lives, riders wearing them can still experience brain injuries. It all depends on the specifics on the incidence including the speeds involved and the size and weight of the vehicles involved. Traumatic brain injury as a result of an accident is an incredibly serious matter. If this has happened to you, make sure to contact a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible.
Contact a Motorcycle Injury Lawyer in Calgary AB
The lawyers at our firm have years of experience handling motorcycle accident injury cases. Our lawyers are extremely knowledgeable about this sort of litigation and can assist you in getting the compensation you deserve. In the past, we have assisted motorcyclists in gaining financial retribution for medical expenses, lost wages, repair costs, and more. If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident that resulted in an injury, please contact us today. We can help you explore all the options available to you and help you choose the right course of action.
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