As a motorcyclist, you are 15 times more likely to be involved in an accident. Within the last five years, 203 motorcyclists have lost their lives on B.C.’s roads and 5,172 have been injured in a motorcycle accident. While motorcycles are estimated to make up about 3% of insured vehicles in B.C., they account for approximately 10% of road fatalities.
Motorcycle accidents can result in some of the most serious injuries. Motorcycles lack the basic protective features that are available in most cars, leaving the riders more susceptible to serious injuries, especially when speed is involved.
Most motorcyclists are careful and take all safety and precautious measurements to protect themselves so that they can get home safely. However, even the most careful motorcyclist drivers can become a victim of another driver’s mistake on the road. Individuals who drive motorcycles will always be much more vulnerable to catastrophic injuries.
Common injuries resulting from a motorcycle accident include:
Filkow Law can help you come to terms with these issues and guide you through the process, protect you from potential snares and complications, and do everything they can to lift the burden of worry from your shoulders so you can focus on recovering.