For decades, motorcycle riders have been unfairly stereotyped by the media as being reckless, danger-loving, devil-may-care thrill-seekers. In reality, though, the majority of people who ride motorcycles know all too well the high level of caution, experience, and attentiveness required to safely operate a high-speed, high-power motor vehicle. Most motorcycle riders have a visceral appreciation for the degree of safety-consciousness required to ride their bikes, and are keenly aware of the dangers that may befall them on the road.
Sadly, though, even the most cautious motorcycle rider is vulnerable to injuries in collisions caused by negligent drivers. All motor vehicle operators throughout the province have a legal responsibility to provide a duty of care to other road-users, including motorcyclists. That means, drivers must always operate their vehicles with a reasonable degree of caution and consideration of other people’s safety. If they fail to do so, they may be considered negligent.
Negligence could refer to a number of wrongful actions or inactions that could potentially harm another road-user. Common examples of negligence behind the wheel that could cause a motorcyclist to be injured in an accident include:
- Texting while driving
- Driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs
- Distracted driving
- Reckless driving
- Ignoring traffic signals
- Improper lane changing
- Other violations of traffic regulations
Motorcycle accidents caused by the negligent operators of other, larger motor vehicles often have fatal consequences, or result in life-altering injuries. These injuries are often permanent or long-lasting, and adversely affect an injured person’s physical health, psychological well-being, and financial security. Injuries that are commonly sustained in Riverview 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
- Traumatic brain injuries
- And more
If you sustained injuries in a collision caused by another driver’s negligence, you may be able to claim accident benefits through your insurance provider. Unfortunately, depending on the severity of your injuries, the benefits available to you may not be sufficient to cover your total financial losses.
Surviving a serious motorcycle accident can be an incredibly challenging experience, physically, emotionally, and financial. To learn about options that may be available to you, book a free initial consultation with our motorcycle accident lawyers serving Riverview. If your accident was caused by another driver’s negligence, our Riverview motorcycle accident lawyers may be able to help you pursue the maximum amount of damages to which you are entitled by pursuing legal action against the at-fault party.
By working with our motorcycle accident lawyers serving Riverview, you may be able to recover financial compensation for damages you have incurred or will incur in the future on account of the injuries you have sustained. To learn more, schedule a cost-free, no-obligation first meeting with Preszler Injury Lawyers today.
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Our Riverview motorcycle accident lawyers offer a free initial consultation to all prospective clients. Preszler Injury Lawyers are committed to helping injured members of the local community find the justice they deserve.
To discuss the circumstances of your collision in a cost-free initial consultation, call our motorcycle accident lawyers serving Riverview today.