Motorcycles Vulnerable to Cars on the Road

Last month was Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month in British Columbia, and a recent high-profile accident in Metro Vancouver involving a young motorcyclist who was struck by an automobile is underscoring the need for continued attention from car drivers to pay attention to the road, according to the CBC.

A 17-year-old man was hit by a driver who was making a left-hand turn in Coquitlam, not leaving the motorcycle rider enough time to safely avoid the collision.

In 2013, the most recent year for which statistics are available, approximately 2,220 crashes in British Columbia involved motorcycles, resulting in over 1,500 injuries and exactly 29 deaths.

Motorcycle accidents can be all too common because of the increased vulnerability motorcycle riders face on the road. This reality casts legitimate doubt on insurance companies’ rush to judgement to often blame motorcyclists for their own injuries.

It’s important to ensure that your accident rights are protected and that your financial security is guaranteed in light of injuries involved in a motorcycle crash if you are hit by a car. Becker, Lavin & Wessler have the experience to help you fight for a fair claim. Call us today at 604-689-3883 or email us at for more information.

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