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MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENTS

With the widespread use of mobile technologies and in-car infotainment systems, motor vehicle drivers are becoming more and more distracted. Distractions caused while operating a motor vehicle can result in a major accident with another vehicle, a pedestrian or a motorcycle rider. Due to the nature of motorcycle accidents where a large heavy object collides with a motorcycle rider, the injuries sustained can be devastating. Despite the latest advancements in safety equipment such as better helmets, lights that alert motorists of the motorcycle riders’ presence in the dark as well as special clothing, the inherent lack of protection offered by motorcycles typically results in serious injuries for the unfortunate motorcycle rider.

Close to 9 out of 10 times, the accident occurs due to the negligence of the driver and not the motorcycle rider. Recent reports indicate that the vehicle driver was found to be at fault in 93% of the cases where the right of way could be determined.

Motorcycle accidents can be caused by a variety of reasons such as a result of an impact with a car door where a motorist was not paying attention or the door was opened for a longer period of time than is reasonable to load and unload passengers. Other situations such as crosswalk collisions, failure to obey traffic signals, distracted driving and others, contribute to the countless motorcycle accidents occurring in the province of Alberta.

If the vehicle that collides with a motorcycle rider leaves the scene of the accident, Alberta has special Hit-and-Run coverage that would be applicable in these situations under the Motor Vehicle Accident Claims Program. These types of accidents must be reported to the authorities immediately so that certain investigative steps can be taken right away in order to prevent from your claim becoming statute-barred. In Hit-and-Run situations, you must report the accident within 90 calendar days of its occurrence.

When the pain and stress of the injuries sustained in the accident are compounded by the complicated, confusing and intimidating process of filing a personal injury claim in Alberta, people tend to get overwhelmed which further delays their access to much needed medical treatment and rehabilitation.

The difference between knowing and not knowing your rights can mean having immediate access to treatment or being buried under confusing paperwork thus delaying your recovery and return to your pre-accident activities.

At Barapp Law firm our client’s come first, where you don’t pay unless we win your case and you receive compensation. If you or a loved one were involved in a motor vehicle accident, it is important to speak to an experienced personal injury lawyer as early as possible as it is never too early to know what your rights are. Contact us today for a consultation and speak to local lawyer who assess your case for free, there are no obligations.

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