There is no feeling as exhilarating as traveling down the open road on a motorcycle. Undoubtedly, motorcycle enthusiasts in Madawaska County enjoy the rush of energy that comes with operating these powerful, high-speed vehicles. However, operating a high-powered machine like a motorcycle requires experience, alertness, and an abundance of caution. Anyone who has ridden a motorcycle before can appreciate the risks involved. That is why most motorcycle riders in the country operate their vehicles safely and responsibly.
Unfortunately, even the most responsible motorcyclist is vulnerable to accidents caused by other drivers. When another person’s negligence behind the wheel leads to a collision with a motorcyclist, the consequences can be deadly. Unlike the drivers of larger passenger vehicles, motorcycle operators do not have the benefit of built-in safety features. In the event of a crash, a car’s frame, seat belts, airbags, and other safety features help reduce the risk of injuries for the driver and passengers inside. The same crash that could have little to no physical effects for the people inside the car could cause a motorcycle rider to lose their life or sustain severe injuries.
Depending on the severity of injuries caused by motorcycle collisions, accident victims may face difficult roads to recovery. Injured accident victims often incur expensive costs of medical care and other unexpected expenses arising from their collision. Oftentimes, the severe injuries sustained in motorcycle collisions make it impossible for injured riders to return to work. In these situations, the combination of newly acquired essential expenses and lack of access to regular income can lead injured motorcyclists into financial precariousness.
While all injured vehicle operators in the province who carry standard insurance policies may be able to claim accident benefits from their insurer in the event of a collision, after many serious collisions, the funds available to injured motorcyclists do not sufficiently compensate the total amount of financial losses sustained. These financial losses may be both economic and non-economic in nature; both kinds of damages could significantly impact an injured accident victim’s financial security and overall quality of life. Damages commonly sustained in motorcycle collisions with negligent drivers include:
- Pain and suffering
- Medical expenses
- Attendant care
- Mobility aids
- Medical equipment
- Home modifications
- Ambulance bills
- Mileage expenses for trips to and from medical appointments
- Lost income
- Loss of future earning capability
- Chiropractic sessions
- Massage therapy
- Strength-training exercise programs
- Psychological counselling
- And possibly more
If the negligence of another road-user caused you to sustain injuries in a collision, our motorcycle accident lawyers serving Madawaska County may be able to help you pursue a civil claim against the at-fault driver. By doing so, our Madawaska County motorcycle accident lawyers may be able to help you recover financial compensation for the total cost of damages you have incurred.
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Our Madawaska County motorcycle accident lawyers offer a free initial consultation to all prospective clients. If you were injured in a collision with another motor vehicle but are unsure whether you may be eligible to pursue legal action to recover financial compensation from the at-fault driver, book a cost-free, no obligation first meeting with our motorcycle accident lawyers serving Madawaska County today.
Preszler Injury Lawyers are committed to fighting on behalf of injured members of our community. Learn about legal options that may be available to you by scheduling your free initial consultation with our Madawaska County motorcycle accident lawyers.