On the roads and highways in and around Truro, even the most vigilant, safety-conscious, attentive motorcycle riders are vulnerable to the actions of negligent drivers. Unlike the drivers of larger passenger vehicles, motorcycle riders are relatively unprotected from the dangers of the road. With only wearable protective gear like helmets to rely on in the event of a crash, motorcycle riders who are struck by negligent drivers often sustain severe injuries, or tragically lose their lives.
In accordance with the province’s Motor Vehicle Act, all drivers are required to operate their vehicles in a safe, cautious manner. All drivers are legally obligated to provide a duty of care to fellow road-users, including motorcyclists. Drivers who fail to uphold their duty of care may be considered negligent if their wrongful conduct on the road leads to an injurious or fatal collision. Frequently, drivers neglect their duty of care to others by engaging in common traffic law violations, including:
- 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
A negligent driver’s lack of consideration for the safety of their fellow community members can cause families to lose their loved ones in senseless, violent, traumatic motorcycle accidents. Motorcycle riders who survive severe collisions often sustain a range of disruptive, serious, and sometimes permanent or catastrophic injuries, which frequently impede their abilities to perform routine activities and complete the tasks associated with their jobs. Examples of injuries often sustained by the survivors of traumatic 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 were injured in a motorcycle accident caused by another driver’s negligence, you may be entitled to accident benefits from your insurance provider. However, insurance companies often overly scrutinize claims submitted by motorcycle riders and find reasons to withhold the benefits they are owed. Additionally, depending on the severity of the injuries you have sustained, the accident benefits available through standard insurance policies may not sufficiently cover your total losses.
Luckily, our motorcycle accident lawyers serving Truro have a history of providing crucial legal assistance to injured members of the community. If someone else’s negligence caused you to sustain serious injuries, our Truro motorcycle accident lawyers may be able to help you recover the financial compensation to which you are entitled.
To learn whether you may be eligible to pursue a civil claim against the negligent driver whose wrongful conduct caused your collision, do not hesitate to call our motorcycle accident lawyers serving Truro. Preszler Injury Lawyers offer a free initial consultation to all prospective clients.
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Motorcycle accidents can have severe consequences. Injuries sustained as a result of a collision can have profound effects on the lives of accident victims for years following their accidents. At Preszler Injury Lawyers, our Truro motorcycle accident lawyers believe that no one should be forced to incur significant financial losses because of someone else’s failure to consider their safety.
To discuss your case in a free initial consultation and learn about options that may be available to you, call our motorcycle accident lawyers serving Truro today.