Recovering from severe injuries can be a long, isolating, and demoralizing process. People who have sustained disabling physical conditions as the result of a preventable accident often develop additional disabilities in the form of serious mental health issues. These often include:
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Insomnia or other sleep disorders
- Alcohol use disorder
- And more
Severely injured motorcycle accident survivors often feel the consequences of someone else’s negligence for years to come, or indeed, for the rest of their lives. Motorcycle riders are almost entirely unprotected from the dangers of the road. If they encounter a negligent driver on the roads or highways in or around Chéticamp, motorcyclists have only their own experience, intuition, and wearable protective gear on which they can rely. That is why, tragically, many motorcycle accidents end in fatalities or catastrophic, permanent injuries.
Readjusting to life after being severely injured in a near-fatal motorcycle accident can be an emotionally challenging, physically difficult, and overwhelmingly expensive journey. The injuries sustained by injured motorcycle accident survivors could require complicated surgeries, drastic adjustments to one’s lifestyle, live-in attendant care, the use of medical equipment, psychological counselling, and other costly expenses that injured accident victims may be unable to afford. If the injuries they sustained in a collision caused by a negligent driver prevents an injured motorcycle accident survivor from performing the duties of their job, they could experience legitimate financial distress.
Motorcycle riders throughout the province are required to carry mandatory insurance. Therefore, when injurious collisions occur, injured motorcycle accident survivors should be able to access a degree of financial relief in the form of accident benefits provided by their insurer. However, in many situations, the injuries sustained in motorcycle accidents are so severe, impactful, and long-lasting that the accident benefits available to injured motorcyclists are not sufficient to cover their total economic losses.
At Preszler Injury Lawyers, we believe that no one should struggle to support themselves or their families because of someone else’s wrongful conduct. If you were involved in a collision caused by a negligent driver and sustained compensable injuries as a result, our motorcycle accident lawyers serving Chéticamp may be able to help you recover the maximum amount of compensation to which you may be entitled.
Throughout the province, anyone who operates a motor vehicle is required to abide by the rules of the road mandated within the Motor Vehicle Act. As such, all drivers are legally obligated to provide a duty of care to other drivers, and exercise a reasonable degree of caution while operating their vehicles. If a driver violates local traffic laws, causing an injurious collision with a motorcycle rider to occur, they could be considered negligent. Common examples of driver negligence that often leads to injury-causing motorcycle accidents include:
- Texting while driving
- Driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs
- Distracted driving
- Ignoring traffic signs/signals
- Improperly changing lanes
- Driving recklessly
- And more
If your injurious collision was the result of a driver’s failure to operate their vehicles in a safe, considerate manner, our Chéticamp motorcycle accident lawyers may be able to help you pursue a civil claim against them, in order to recover damages you have incurred as a result of your collision. To review the details of your case with Preszler Injury Lawyers, take advantage of a free initial consultation with our motorcycle accident lawyers serving Chéticamp.
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To discuss the circumstances of your accident and receive personalized legal advice about your case, book your free consultation with our Chéticamp motorcycle accident lawyers by calling Preszler Injury Lawyers today.