Few activities are more exhilarating than riding a motorcycle. That said, experienced motorcycle enthusiasts can appreciate that the thrill of hitting the open road comes with great responsibilities. To safely operate a potentially dangerous, high-speed motor vehicle, riders need to exercise caution on the road and maintain vigilance at all times.
Despite an unfair reputation for being reckless, cavalier thrill-seekers, most motorcycle operators ride their vehicles in an overly cautious, safety-minded manner. In fact, motorcycle accidents are frequently the result of another motor vehicle operator’s negligence. When someone driving a passenger vehicle violates local traffic laws, their wrongful conduct could cause even the most vigilant motorcycle rider to sustain severe, even catastrophic injuries.
Throughout the province, anyone who operates a motor vehicle is required to do so in accordance with the rules and safety regulations legislated in the Motor Vehicle Act. All drivers on the province’s roads and highways owe a duty of care to all other road-users, including motorcycle riders. If a driver violates a local traffic law, even for a brief moment, their wrongful action could have lifelong consequences for an unsuspecting motorcycle accident victim,
When a driver’s misconduct leads to an injurious collision with a motorcycle rider, the negligent driver may be responsible for financially compensating the injured party for damages they incurred as a result of their accident. 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
Since motorcycle riders can only rely on wearable gear like helmets in the event of a traumatic collision, motorcycle accidents caused by the negligent drivers of passenger vehicles often have fatal outcomes. Those who survive motorcycle accidents often sustain a number of injuries, all of which can have profound effects on their overall quality of life.
Injured motorcycle accident survivors could sustain disabling medical conditions, both physical and psychological in nature. Re-adjusting to life after sustaining severe injuries can be an isolating and demoralizing process, during which injured accident survivors may develop debilitating mental health issues, including depression, anxiety, alcohol use disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). In addition to enduring the physical and psychological effects of being injured in a severe motorcycle accident, survivors of traumatic collisions often incur substantial financial losses, as well.
Injured collision survivors may be eligible to recover accident benefits through their insurance providers to help offset the costs of the injury-related expenses they have incurred. However, depending on the severity of the injuries sustained, the insurance coverage available to injured accident victims may not be sufficient to cover their total losses.
That is why, if another driver’s negligence caused a collision in which you sustained injuries, a free consultation with our motorcycle accident lawyers serving Kentville may be beneficial to you. By taking advantage of a free initial consultation with our Kentville motorcycle accident lawyers, you will have the chance to receive personalized legal advice about your situation, and learn about options for financial recovery that may be available to you.
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If you were involved in a collision caused by a negligent driver and sustained compensable injuries because of it, our Kentville motorcycle accident lawyers may be able to help you recover the maximum amount of compensation to which you are entitled.
To review the circumstances of your collision and learn how Preszler Injury Lawyers may be able to provide you with assistance, book your free initial consultation with our motorcycle accident lawyers serving Kentville today.