Motorcycle Accident Lawyers in Edmonton and Alberta
Motorcycle accidents can have a devastating impact on the physical, financial, and emotional health of the victim and their loved ones.
If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle crash, you may be facing serious health issues, while simultaneously having to plan for long-term medical care and rehabilitation.
You are likely worried about the financial impact of medical bills and lost work time, and whether you will be able to resume activities you once enjoyed.
At Chadi & Company, we understand the unique hardships caused by motorcycle accidents. Our knowledgeable motorcycle accident lawyers have successfully obtained substantial settlements for countless injured motorcyclists in Edmonton and across Alberta.
Our legal team will work tirelessly to help you obtain the maximum compensation available. We spare no expense in engaging the foremost medical and economic experts in Alberta to ensure that all your injuries, losses, and inconveniences are documented and accounted for.
If you or someone you love has been involved in a motorcycle accident, call Chadi & Company today for a free and confidential consultation about your case.
What To Do if You’ve Been Involved in a Motorcycle Accident
Motorcycle accidents often have similar causes as other motor vehicle accidents, including reckless driving and driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
However, serious injury can also result from hazards unique to motorcyclists, such as defects in the mechanics or parts of the motorcycle, defects in helmets or other protective gear, the attitude of other drivers to sharing the road with motorcyclists, and road conditions at the time of the crash.
If you’ve been involved in a motorcycle accident:
- Seek medical treatment immediately, even if you have no apparent injuries. Some injuries, such as concussions, soft-tissue damage, and internal bleeding may have no symptoms for days, or even weeks.
- Report the accident to the police and get a copy of the police report. Record the names and contact information of anyone who witnessed the accident.
- Record the names, contact information, and insurance information of anyone else involved in the accident.
- Take photos of the accident scene and any visible injuries, if possible.
- Speak with your lawyer before discussing the accident with the insurance company, or other involved parties. Anything you say can be used against you later.
Common Injuries Resulting from Motorcycle Accidents
Motorcyclists are at greater risk of severe injury than those in automobile accidents because of their lack of physical protection.
If you have been in any kind of motorcycle accident, it is critical to seek a thorough medical evaluation immediately, even if you have no readily apparent injuries or symptoms. Injuries commonly resulting from motorcycle accidents include:
- Head injuries, including concussion, skull fractures, and brain injury;
- Broken bones, fractures, sprains and strains;
- Back, spinal cord and torso injuries, including injured vertebra, and internal bleeding;
- Damage to the extremities, including loss of limbs;
- Whiplash injuries, including neck pain and stiffness, headaches, vision problems, and depression and anxiety; and
- Road rash, which can range from minor scrapes and slight bleeding to third-degree abrasions that expose muscles, tendons, or bone.
Even minor symptoms or injuries can have serious consequences later, when it may be too late to file a personal injury claim. Seeking a comprehensive medical examination and legal consultation now is the best way to prepare for potential complications down the road.
Looking for an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer in Edmonton?
Call us today at (780) 429-2300 or request a free consultation if you or your loved ones have been involved in a motorcycle accident in Edmonton and the surrounding areas.
Motorcycle Accident Compensation
Every case is different, and a consultation with an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer is the best way to understand the compensation to which you may be entitled. If your claim is successful, the final payment can include:
- Pain and suffering including physical and emotional pain;
- Lost wages and/or the future loss of wage-earning capacity;
- Future costs of care;
- Loss of capacity;
- Loss of housekeeping abilities;
- Out of pocket expenses for medical treatment and other incidentals resulting from the MVA;
- Property damage.
Insurance companies are typically interested in resolving claims as quickly as possible.
No matter what the insurer may have told you about the value of your claim, our legal team at Chadi & Company will investigate your case, calculate damages, look at the totality of your circumstances and determine all the potential avenues for the maximum possible settlement.
Contact Chadi & Company Today
If you or a loved one has been involved in a motorcycle accident, the skilled legal team at Chadi & Company can help. Even mild injuries can severely impact our physical and financial well-being—let us navigate the legal issues so that you and your family can focus on your recovery.
At Chadi & Company, we understand the unique issues that motorcyclists in Alberta face in obtaining compensation for their injuries. Call us today for a free and confidential consultation about your case.
Frequently Asked Questions
At Chadi & Company, all of our personal injury cases are handled on a contingency basis. We pay all the costs of investigating and proving your case; you only pay if we are successful in obtaining a settlement.
If you’re having trouble paying your medical expenses, we can even work with providers to potentially postpone billing until the case is resolved. Don’t let concerns over legal fees keep you from seeking the compensation you deserve.
In some instances, federal and provincial law places caps on the amount of some types of damages, but every case is different. The Supreme Court of Canada has put a $370,000 limit on pain and suffering claims. However, pain and suffering are only one of many claims that can arise from a motorcycle accident.
Alberta has a $4,000 cap on minor injuries, such as sprains and fractures. But even a minor injury can be significantly disabling in the long-term, and so may not fall within the $4,000 cap.
Our experienced team of motorcycle accident lawyers will thoroughly review the specific facts of your case and pursue a payment amount that covers the full cost of your accident and any associated damages.
Alberta imposes a strict two-year limit on the time you have to file a claim from the date of the injury. Even apparently minor injuries can have debilitating long-term consequences. Some injuries, such as brain injuries, may not produce immediate symptoms and may only be apparent with a thorough medical evaluation, including diagnostic imaging.
If you’ve been in any type of motorcycle accident, regardless of the apparent severity of your injuries, it is essential to seek immediate medical evaluation, and then to seek legal advice. It is often far easier to investigate and obtain information about your accident soon after it happens, instead of months or years later when you may be running out of time to file a claim.