If you or a loved suffered injuries in a motorcycle accident in Edmonton, chances are you’re going to need an experienced personal injury lawyer from BPCAB Personal Injury Lawyer. Injuries sustained in motorcycle accidents are rarely minor. In fact, injuries resulting from these types of accidents are often catastrophic or fatal. Furthermore, insurance companies and their lawyers usually fight harder in these types of cases than they normally would in a motor vehicle accident case. As a result, motorcycle accident cases can be harder for the injury victim to win.
Motorcyclists encounter numerous hazards on Edmonton highways and city streets. Some are shared with other motor vehicles while others are unique to the motorcyclist themselves. The most common causes of these accidents include:
Because of their smaller visual profile, motorcyclists are difficult to see and have an elevated risk of suffering catastrophic or fatal injuries in a crash. Statistics have shown that riders are 28 times more likely to perish than the occupants of motor vehicles.
Motorcycle accidents and the injuries that result typically occur in one of two ways. The motorcyclist either collides with another motor vehicle at high speeds or is thrown onto the pavement. Without the protection provided by motor vehicles, most motorcycle accidents result in serious, life-threatening injuries. Some of the most common injuries sustained by motorcyclist include:
Any of these injuries could prevent an individual from earning their usual income and see medical bills piling up as a result. So, it’s important that you seek compensation for your injuries by working with a BPCAB Law motorcycle accident lawyer.
So how are damages (financial compensation) determined in a motorcycle accident claim or lawsuit? Damages fall into two categories – compensatory or economic and non-compensatory or non-economic. There are certain factors that your personal injury lawyer will take into consideration when trying to determine how much compensation you could be entitled to for your injuries. First of all we take damages and liability into consideration. Damages are categorized in one of two ways:
In order to receive compensation for your injuries, you must satisfy the burden of proof. To do this, you must establish that the opposing party or parties breached their legal Duty of Care. Furthermore, you have to show how negligence caused the accident, that you suffered a minimum of one injury, and that the injury resulted from the accident.
If you suffered injury in a motorcycle accident that was caused by another driver’s careless or negligent actions, you may be wondering what your case is worth. In most cases, this is determined by the extent and severity of your injuries. The more serious your injuries, the higher the amount of compensation you could be entitled to. As was mentioned above in the prior section there will most likely be compensatory damages and non-compensatory damages.
Compensatory damages are intended to make the injury victim financially whole and usually include reimbursement for lost income, medical expenses, and property damage. Non-compensatory damages typically include:
Additionally, you may be entitled to punitive damages if the opposing party’s conduct is deemed outrageously careless or egregious. Your lawyer will look into each detail of your case to ensure you get maximum compensation.
If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident, hiring a BPCAB Law personal injury lawyer will ensure you get the best legal representation and will help to maximize the compensation for your injuries. There are several reasons why hiring a personal injury lawyer to represent your case can be beneficial:
Regardless of the circumstances surrounding your motorcycle accident and injuries, you should always depend on a personal injury lawyer so your rights are protected. To learn more about how a motorcycle accident lawyer in Edmonton can help, call BPCAB Personal Injury Lawyer today at (800) 276-0973.