Anyone who rides a motorcycle must understand the risks involved. As exciting and liberating as it can be, the act of riding a motorcycle is inherently dangerous. While the occupants of traditional passenger vehicles have the protection of seatbelts, airbags, and other built-in safety measures in the event of a crash, motorcycle riders involved in collisions have only wearable gear and a helmet between their bodies and the pavement. As a result, motorcycle accidents in Cape Breton frequently end in rider casualties. Motorcycle accidents can also lead to severe, debilitating injuries. 

Injuries that are commonly sustained in Cape Breton motorcycle accidents include:

  • Broken or fractured bones
  • Cuts and lacerations
  • Strains and sprains
  • Musculoskeletal injuries
  • Facial and dental injuries
  • Internal organ damage
  • Neck and back injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries 
  • Paralysis
  • Concussions
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Amputations
  • And more

The impact of injuries sustained in motorcycle collisions can be far-reaching and all-encompassing, often adversely affecting every aspect of an injured person’s life, including their physical health, psychological well-being, and financial security. In many circumstances, the injuries acquired in a collision with another vehicle make it impossible for an injured motorcycle rider to continue working. In these cases, injured motorcycle accident survivors may find it extremely difficult to keep up with newly acquired expenses arising from their injuries in addition to their regular financial obligations. The combined isolation of injury-recovery, anxieties surrounding financial instability, and challenges associated with recovering from severe injuries often lead injured motorcycle accident survivors to develop disabling mental health conditions. These often include:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Insomnia
  • And more

In Cape Breton, motorcycle accidents are frequently the result of another driver’s negligence. The majority of motorcycle riders appreciate the level of caution, alertness, and skill required to operate a powerful and dangerous machine. Despite the existence of unfair stereotypes that paint all motorcycle riders as reckless, devil-may-care thrill-seekers, most people who decide to operate a motorcycle do so with respect and appreciation for the risks involved. Unfortunately, even the most safety-conscious motorcycle rider is vulnerable to collisions caused by the negligence of other motor vehicle operators.

If another driver’s negligence behind the wheel caused you to sustain injuries in a collision, you may be able to recover financial compensation for damages from your insurance provider. However, in many instances, the total amount of damages incurred by the victims of motorcycle accidents far exceeds the total amount of accident benefits available to them through their insurance policies. 

That is why, if you have been injured in an accident caused by the wrongful conduct or negligent behaviour of another motor vehicle operator, contacting our motorcycle accident lawyers could be crucial. Our Cape Breton motorcycle accident lawyers may be able to help you quantify the total amount of damages you have incurred because of your injuries, as well as damages your injuries will force you incur in the future. By pursuing a civil claim against the negligent motorist whose wrongful actions or inactions on the road caused your injurious collision, our motorcycle accident lawyers serving Cape Breton may be able to help you recover the financial compensation you deserve. 

To learn if you may be eligible to pursue legal action, book a free initial consultation with our Cape Breton motorcycle accident lawyers today. 

Free Consultation for Cape Breton Residents – We Don’t Get Paid Unless We Win

If you have been injured in a collision with a negligent driver, do not hesitate to contact our motorcycle accident lawyers serving Cape Breton for a cost-free, no-obligation consultation. During this first meeting with our Cape Breton motorcycle accident lawyers, you will have the opportunity to discuss your case, ask important questions, and learn about options for financial recovery that may be available to you, all at no cost.

To schedule your free initial meeting with our motorcycle accident lawyers serving Cape Breton, call Preszler Injury Lawyers today.

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