MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT INJURIES
Although motorcycle’s share of vehicle population in British Columbia is significantly less than cars, they have a higher fatality rate per unit of distance traveled when compared with cars. According to ICBC, there was an average of 2,200 motorcycle crashes per year between 2009 and 2014, with 1,500 injured victims and 33 fatalities. The injuries sustained by the victims of motorcycle accidents can be very severe as motorcycles in contrary to cars provide virtually no protection in the crash. The most common types of injuries involve head and brain injuries (including concussions), broken bones, spinal cord injuries, fractures, lacerations, abrasions and both physical and emotional scars.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a motorcycle accident, it is important that you learn your rights as you may be entitled to compensation for your pain and suffering, your past and future loss of income and future medical treatment. Our lawyers are here to help you understand your rights and act on your behalf to acquire your compensation.
Even if you are at fault for a collision, you may be entitled to receive medical benefits and wage loss compensation through your Part 7 Accident Benefits. It is very important that you act quickly to protect your rights. The claims process is rather complex and there are several deadlines that need to be met when seeking compensation.
At Lofranco Corriero Dhaliwal, we have represented thousands of accident victims who have been injured in motor vehicle collisions. Our lawyers have the knowledge and experience necessary to help you and support you on your path to recovery. If you have any questions regarding your rights and/or would like to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation, call us now at 1-866-LOFRANCO.
If as a result of your injuries you are unable to travel to one of our conveniently located offices, our representatives can come to meet you at the place and time of your convenience. During the first free and no-obligation consultation, we will work with you to better understand the facts of the accident and circumstances surrounding the collision, the nature of your injuries, as well as the impact the accident is having on both your personal and professional life.
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, you may have two options for financial recovery:
A Tort Claim is a claim for damages (or money) that you may be entitled to provided that you are not at fault for a collision and you pursue a claim against a negligent or at fault driver for your pain and suffering, lost wages, past and future lost income, future health care expenses and out-of-pocket expenses like home maintenance and other related services.
ACCIDENT BENEFITS CLAIM
Part 7 accident benefits are available to you regardless of fault. They include up to $150,000 in medical and rehabilitation costs. If you are not working as a result of your accident, you may also qualify for wage – loss benefit of up to $300 per week.
It’s important to have a personal injury lawyer to assist you in accessing the benefits that are available to you.