Experienced motorcycle riders are well aware of the inherent risks involved with riding a motorcycle. As such, most motorcyclists exercise a great deal of caution on the road. On the highways and roads in and around Tracadie-Sheila, when fatal or injurious motorcycle accidents occur, they are often the result of another motor vehicle operator’s negligence.
Unlike the drivers of passenger vehicles with built-in safety features to rely on in the event of a crash, motorcycle riders have relatively little protection from the hazards of the road. When they are involved in an accident with a larger vehicle, motorcyclists have only wearable protective gear, like a helmet, to shield them from the impact. As a result, motorcycle accidents can easily end in fatalities. Families can lose their loved ones in violent, wholly preventable collisions caused by negligent drivers.
Those lucky enough to survive motorcycle accidents frequently sustain severe, often permanent injuries as a result of their collision. These injuries commonly 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 motorcycle accident survivors often endure physical challenges, psychological difficulties, and financial precariousness. The isolating and demoralizing nature of recovering from severe injuries often leads injured motorcycle accident survivors to develop additional, debilitating mental health issues. Furthermore, the costs of physical and psychological treatments required to fully recover from injuries combined with lifestyle adjustments, other medical expenses, and lost wages due to missed work can cause injured motorcycle accident survivors to experience legitimate financial anxiety. All aspects of an accident victim’s life can be adversely impacted, all because of another driver’s negligence.
Negligence refers to a driver’s failure to uphold a duty of care they are legally required to provide to other road-users, including motorcycle riders. All motor vehicle operators in the province have a responsibility to exercise a reasonable degree of caution at all times, so as to reduce the risk of harm to human health. If a driver shirks their duty of care by violating any number of traffic laws, they may be considered negligent. Common examples of driver negligence that often results in injury-causing collisions with unsuspecting motorcycle riders 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
If the negligence of another driver caused you to sustain injuries in a collision, our motorcycle accident lawyers serving Tracadie-Sheila may be able to help you recover the financial compensation you deserve. Even though you may be able to access accident benefits through your insurance provider, the funds available to you may not be sufficient to cover your total losses. By working with our Tracadie-Sheila motorcycle accident lawyers, you may be able to recover compensation for damages you have incurred as a result of your collision, as well as damages you may incur in the future because of your injuries.
To discuss the details of your collision and learn if you may be eligible to pursue a civil claim for damages, speak to our motorcycle accident lawyers serving Tracadie-Sheila today in a free initial consultation with Preszler Injury Lawyers.
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Our motorcycle accident lawyers serving Tracadie-Sheila have a history of fighting on behalf of injured community members and helping them recover the financial compensation they deserve. To learn how Preszler Injury Lawyers may be able to help with your case, schedule your free initial consultation with our Tracadie-Sheila motorcycle accident lawyers today.