Getting into a motorcycle accident usually means sustaining severe injuries. Your motorcycle simply can’t stand up to the weight and velocity of a car.
This means your case is likely to be even more complicated than your average car accident case.
How Motorcycle Accidents Work in Fort McMurray
Much depends on the determination of fault. If you can be found to be “at fault,” then the insurance company only has to pay out accident benefits. These are limited medical benefits and partial wage loss benefits.
If you are less than 51% at-fault then the negligent driver can be held accountable for far more. This includes:
- Wage loss
- Future wage loss and loss of earning capacity
- Out-of-pocket expenses
- Future care that Medicare doesn’t cover
- Pain and suffering
The dollar amount difference is significant. It’s significant enough for these insurance companies to fight you tooth-and-nail, all in the hopes of pinning the blame on you. After all, your expenses are likely to be so much higher than the negligent driver’s!
This is one reason why motorcycle accident cases are so much more complex than car accident cases, and why you need an expert lawyer by your side.
The other reason is the stigma motorcycle riders face. Many people are subconsciously programmed to see riders as reckless, untrustworthy, and irresponsible. This can work against you.
It takes hard evidence and a thorough investigation to negate these sorts of prejudices. Unfortunately, there’s another complication most riders face: riders are usually far too injured to take helpful action at the time of the accident. Many are unconscious, which means they can’t get names and numbers and they can’t take pictures.
Our expert motorcycle accident lawyers work around this limitation to gather the evidence you need to make a strong case. We are committed to getting the compensation you deserve.
Wrongful Death Benefits
Tragically, many motorcycle accidents result in the death of the rider. If this has happened to you and you are the spouse, parent, or child of the rider then you have grounds for a claim under the Alberta Fatal Accidents Act.
You may receive compensation for:
- Loss of care, guidance, and companionship.
- Medical care costs.
- Funeral costs.
- Loss of family services.
- Loss of income.
- Loss of inheritance.
The amount you can receive varies greatly and depends on the quality of your representation.
We know money can’t bring your loved one back. Still, it might allow you to get back on your feet while reeling from the loss of that family member’s income or contribution. It may also allow you to absorb the costs of their death.
Let us help.
Why Merchant Law?
When you’re dealing with the complexities of a motorcycle case you need experts. You also need tough litigators, and we’re some of Canada’s toughest. We’ll work hard to get you a fair settlement. Our proven track record speaks for itself.
Hiring us is risk-free. We don’t get paid until you do, and our clients generally walk away with ten times as much money with us as they would have without us (even after our fees are accounted for).
Get started today by calling (780) 799-7777, or visit our office at 425 Gregoire Drive.