The safe operation of a motorcycle requires a high degree of caution and alertness, as well as a good deal of experience and instinct. However, even the most seasoned, safety-conscious motorcycle rider could be seriously injured in an accident when they encounter negligent drivers on the province’s roads and highways.
In accordance with provincial law, anyone who owns or operates any kind of motor vehicle is required to do so in accordance with local traffic laws, in order to reduce the risk of collisions resulting in physical injuries. When collisions between motorcycles and larger passenger vehicles occur, the resulting injuries can be horrific. Even if the crash causes no physical damage to the passenger vehicle or its occupants, the motorcycle rider involved could sustain severe physical injuries and property damage. In Sydney, when passenger vehicles collide with motorcycles, the accident is often fatal.
Most passenger vehicles are equipped with built-in safety features designed to protect its occupants in the event of a collision. A car’s frame, seat belts, airbags, and other protective mechanisms help reduce the physical impact of accidents on its driver and passengers. Since motorcycle riders have only wearable gear like helmets to rely on, there is minimal protection between their bodies and the pavement. This means that, in the event of a collision with a larger vehicle, motorcycle riders are extremely vulnerable. In fact, they are susceptible to wrongful deaths as the result of another driver’s negligence.
When motorcycle riders survive serious collisions with negligent drivers, they often sustain severe injuries. Injuries sustained as the result of motorcycle accidents are often disabling, catastrophic, and permanent in nature. In Sydney, injuries commonly caused by severe 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
Injured riders could face a long, challenging road to recovery. In many cases, injured motorcycle accident survivors are required to pay expenses, unexpected costs related to their medical treatment and other lifestyle adjustments. If the injuries sustained in an accident prevent motorcyclists from performing the duties of their jobs, the wages they lose combined with the stress of newly acquired necessary expenses could cause an injured motorcycle rider to develop legitimate financial anxieties. While their insurance policies may provide some financial relief in the form of accident benefits, depending on the severity of the injuries they have acquired, insurance coverage may not fully compensate injured motorcyclists for their total damages.
If you were injured because of another driver’s negligent behaviour behind the wheel, our motorcycle accident lawyers serving Sydney may be able to help you recover the financial compensation you deserve. By pursuing a civil claim against the at-fault driver whose negligence caused your accident, our Sydney motorcycle accident lawyers may be able to help you recover damages you have incurred as a result of your injuries, as well as damages you may incur in the future.
Our motorcycle accident lawyers serving Sydney have a history of fighting on behalf of the best interests of the clients we represent. To discuss your accident in a free initial consultation with our Sydney motorcycle accident lawyers, call Preszler Injury Lawyers today.
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In order to best serve the needs of the local community, the initial consultation with our motorcycle accident lawyers serving Sydney is always free. During this cost-free, no obligation first meeting, 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.
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