Have you been injured in a motorcycle accident? Are you the loved one of someone who has been injured in a motorbike accident?
If so, your expenses are either mounting, or will be mounting soon.
If the driver of the motor vehicle who struck you was negligent, Merchant Law can help. You’re legally entitled to compensation for your losses, as well as for your pain and suffering.
Here’s what you need to know about your motorbike case.
Motorcycle Cases are Harder
There are several reasons why these cases are far more complex.
First, you should know that ICBC and other, private insurance companies are invested in proving the accident was your fault. Often, they are successful in pinning the blame on cyclists…even though passenger vehicles cause most motorcycle accidents.
This is the result of stigma. Many people see cyclists as reckless and irresponsible, and so project that prejudice onto their decisions and perceptions about the accident. The defendant’s lawyers are certainly aware of this prejudice and know exactly how to use it to their advantage.
Meanwhile, there’s a good chance you were unconscious after the accident. This means you weren’t able to take the same helpful actions that you already know are recommended after an accident, like taking down the other driver’s insurance information or taking photos at the scene. This means the defense got a head start on your case.
Finally, there’s the extent of the injuries themselves. Many motorcycle accidents cause extensive head injuries, spinal injuries, or injuries to extremities which ultimately requires amputation. This makes motorbike injuries exceptionally expensive, and means that ICBC and other insurance companies will fight even harder to avoid paying.
An lawyer’s experience with these cases can make a huge difference in the outcome. After years in the trenches the defense’s most likely tactics and arguments become evident. This gives an experienced motorbike lawyer the expertise necessary to undermine their case.
Sadly many cyclists die from these types of accidents. When that happens their families are left dealing with the massive expenses generated by their passing. This can include medical bills, funeral bills, new childcare bills, or the struggles generated by a complete loss of the family income.
If you are the parent, spouse, or child of someone who was killed in a motorbike accident, we can help. Merchant Law can help you recover the funds that will help you get back on your feet.
Contact us before the insurance company contacts you. Let us file your claim and navigate the process so you don’t have to. This is the best way to avoid mistakes and to strengthen your claim.
Why Merchant Law?
The motorbike accident lawyers at Merchant Law have a long track record of helping Langley residents with their motorcycle accident claims. We have gotten outstanding results for most of our clients and will fight hard for you, too.
It’s easy to get started. Just schedule a free consultation by calling (604) 535-7777, or visit our office at 6337 198 St. #101, Langley City, BC.