People who drive motorcycles are more at risk than any other driver of being injured in an accident. This is because a motorcycle is not enclosed in a metal encasement like a car. When a motorcyclist is involved in an accident, the injuries can be very serious and can quickly become deadly. If you are injured in an accident while on a motorcycle, you can seek compensation for damages from the responsible party. There are steps you should take to ensure that your case is a strong one and this is important as many people will claim that the motorcyclist is responsible for the accident. Having a strong attorney that will fight to the end is what any motorcyclist will need, and you can get this from the attorneys at Clarke Law.
The Laws and Ways to Prevent an Accident
There are specific laws involving driving a motorcycle. The Law in Canada says that your motorcycle must be insured and that you must have an operator’s license. It also says that you must wear a helmet. Because motorcyclists are so much more likely to be in an accident, and they usually don’t have anyone with them that can corroborate their story of how the accident occurred; there are certain steps they can take to help prevent the accident from occurring in the first place. Motorcycles are much smaller than other vehicles and therefore, are much harder to see for some motorists. In an effort to help prevent an accident, motorcyclists can take steps to make their presence known. For instance, if you come to a stop light, flash your brakes for the vehicle behind you to ensure that they see you are there. Also, when coming to a stop, you can do so in the part of the rode that is closer to the shoulder. This can make it much easier to move out of the way if the vehicle behind does not see you in time to stop. If a car is following too close to you, start slowing down early so they are aware that you will be stopping. No matter how many steps you take to prevent, you may still experience an accident and you should hire an attorney if this happens.
Have an Attorney to Fight For You
As stated earlier, motorcyclists often ride alone and when they are in an accident they won’t have a witness to tell their side of the story. That is why many people will try to win their case by saying that the motorcyclist was at fault for the accident. An attorney will provide all of the evidence needed to prove your side of the story. This can include evidence that shows points of impact and other important evidence that shows you were not responsible. It is much harder for motorcyclists to prove their case without the help of an experienced lawyer. Your lawyer can get awards for the cost of your medical bills and the income you have lost due to your injuries.