Getting into a motorbike accident often means suffering from life-changing injuries. Healing may take years of follow-up care. You may miss months of work, or you may not be able to return to work at all.
Meanwhile, Alberta insurance companies have a bad habit of fighting against rider claims. If you’re going to get the compensation you need and deserve, you need an experienced motorbike accident lawyer who will serve your interests throughout the life of your case.
Motorbike Cases Are Different
Motorcycle cases require more expertise than standard car accident cases do. There are three reasons.
First, there are sometimes multiple parties who need to be held accountable for motorcycle accidents. The person who hit you might have been “on the clock,” which means their employer is accountable. Your motorcycle might have suffered from some sort of mechanical failure, which means the manufacturer could be responsible as well.
Second, the injuries tend to be far more extensive and expensive than car accident injuries. Many motorbike accidents result in brain trauma, spinal cord injuries, and disfigurement. Some lead to amputations.
Finally, riders suffer extensively from an unfair stigma. Everyone involved in the case who isn’t already on your side is likely to believe the accident was your fault, not the driver’s. Since you can’t recover if you are more than 51% at fault the insurance companies will be working hard to use this bias against you. Even if they can’t prove you don’t have a right to recover, they can use a higher percentage of fault to reduce your eventual payout.
Our expert lawyers know how to work every angle of a motorcycle case to ensure your side of the story is heard and given all due attention.
Calgary Motorcycle Wrongful Death Cases
It’s quite common for a motorbike accident to result in the death of the rider. When this is the result of someone else’s negligence, loved ones like spouses, parents, and children may file a wrongful death claim.
This money helps replace the services the loved one brought to the family, the wages they may have earned, and the companionship you’ve lost. It also helps pay for funeral expenses.
A lawyer can ensure the claims process goes smoothly and that you’re able to recover as much money as possible.
Why trust Merchant Law?
Hundreds of happy clients will tell you that we will fight hard for you. We leave no stone unturned, gathering every scrap of evidence we can find. We’re happy to negotiate a fair settlement, but we’re known as Canada’s toughest litigators.
When you get a Merchant Law lawyer, insurance companies know you mean business. You can trust your case to us while you concentrate on healing. We work on contingency, so we don’t get paid unless you get paid, and you’re likely to get more money with us than without us.
Get a free, risk-free consultation today. Make us your first call after your accident. Call (866) 225-7777 or visit our office at 2710 17th Ave SE, Suite 400, Calgary.