Motorcycle Accident Claims
New Brunswick has standard form insurance policies for motorcycles. If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, you are entitled to different types of compensation and benefits under these policies of insurance. What compensation is available to you depends on how the motorcycle accident occurred and what losses or injuries resulted from the accident.
It is sometimes difficult to understand the different benefits or compensation that may be available after a motorcycle accident. Insurance companies won’t always provide detailed information on the compensation you may be eligible for. Compensation or benefits may cover medical and other expenses, loss of income, general damages for pain and suffering, inability to do housework, and more. Some benefits are available immediately after the accident, and other compensation is available later as a lump sum. Some benefits may be automatically available regardless of who is at fault for the accident. Other compensation may require proof of fault or injury.
Our personal injury law firm has over 35 years of experience in the area of motorcycle accident claims. Our lawyers exclusively practice personal injury law, and we only ever represent the side of the injured party. We have represented thousands of injured individuals in their personal injury claims in Fredericton and throughout New Brunswick, and we have helped them recover the compensation they deserve. Our injury lawyers will not only get you an excellent result on your injury claim but they are also trained in trauma-informed practices to help support you as you navigate the legal system.
Understanding Motorcycle Accidents
A motorcycle accident includes any collision or accident that involves a motorcycle. These collisions usually occur on roadways or parking lots but can happen anywhere. Motorcycle accidents can be caused by the fault of one or more drivers. For example, a driver may run a red light or not stop in time behind stationary traffic. Other conditions, including weather, animals, and other hazards, can also cause a motorcycle accident.
Motorcycle accidents can be devastating and cause severe injury and loss. In some cases, motorcycle accidents are fatal. If you have been injured or lost a loved one as a result of a motorcycle accident, it is important to consult a lawyer as soon as possible to determine your legal rights. There are different types of compensation available to parties injured as a result of motorcycle accidents in New Brunswick. A personal injury lawyer can explain what compensation may apply to you.
There are also often limitation dates for bringing personal injury claims. The rules around these limitation periods are governed by specific New Brunswick statutes and laws. A personal injury lawyer can advise you of any potential limitation dates and ensure that you don’t lose your right to bring a claim. The earlier you contact a personal injury lawyer, the better your lawyer can help you avoid missing a limitation date.
Why Hire a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer in New Brunswick
Motorcycle accident claims can last for months or even years—motorcycle accident claims can be a complex area of practice. It is important to choose a personal injury lawyer who can support you through the process and get you the compensation you deserve.
It is also essential that the personal injury lawyer you choose has experience in the jurisdiction where the claim will be brought. If you’re bringing a claim in New Brunswick, the lawyer should have experience practicing in New Brunswick, as the law and rules will differ between provinces.
You also want a lawyer with experience representing these types of claims before the Courts in New Brunswick. Experienced litigation lawyers are familiar with the legal rules and can leverage this knowledge strategically during your claim.
At Melanson Law, we have over 35 years of experience bringing motorcycle accident claims in New Brunswick. We practice exclusively personal injury law. We know the insurance companies in New Brunswick well, and they know us. We also intimately know the legal issues that can arise during a motorcycle accident claim, and we know how to address these issues. We appear frequently before the Courts in New Brunswick.
Our Motorcycle Accident Legal Services
Melanson Law has extensive experience with motorcycle accident claims. We have helped many clients secure compensation for their injuries after motorcycle accidents. We represent individuals with many different injuries, including: Broken bones, head injuries/concussions, spinal cord injuries, lacerations, scarring, chronic pain, anxiety and depression, mental health/psychological injuries, soft tissue injuries, nerve damage, amputations, and pelvic injuries. We also represent the families and loved ones of individuals who have been tragically killed in motorcycle accidents.
We help clients determine what types of benefits or compensation may be available. For example, some insurance benefits are no-fault and can be accessed right away after a motorcycle accident. Other compensation can be secured after the full extent of the injuries and treatment required is known. The personal injury lawyers at Melanson Law can meet with you to determine what types of benefits and compensation may be available and to develop a plan for securing that compensation.
Our Experienced Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
The father-daughter team of Brent and Jessica Melanson runs Melanson Law. Brent has represented clients for motorcycle accident claims for over 35 years and Jessica for over 10. Melanson Law’s personal injury lawyers have extensive experience and take a client-centred approach to representing their clients for motorcycle accident claims.
We have considerable experience in motorcycle accident claims. We know the nuances of the legal system and are intimately familiar with the law on motorcycle accident claims. We have resolved many claims and established relationships and a reputation with insurance adjusters and defence counsel, ensuring insurance companies take your claim seriously.
A large part of the personal injury lawyer’s role is to guide the client through the legal process for resolving a claim. Melanson Law takes this role seriously. We clearly explain the steps of the process and provide you with the information necessary to make informed decisions by explaining your options and providing our advice. We are in touch on a regular basis to keep clients informed and advise on our strategy for the claim. We not only aim to get the best compensation for our clients, but also to ensure that the client is well supported throughout the process.
Personal injury law, at its core, is about helping people. Often, insurance companies won’t provide the compensation an individual injured in a motorcycle accident is entitled to without a lawyer getting involved to advocate for the claim. At Melanson Law, we care about helping our clients enforce their legal rights. We want to see our clients get the compensation they deserve and will work with zeal to get an excellent result.
Melanson Law offers free consultations for people who have been injured in a motorcycle accident. At Melanson Law, we have represented many clients who have been involved in motorcycle accidents. We have also represented the family or loved ones of those who have suffered a fatal accident. During the free consultation, we can explain the process for personal injury claims and discuss the types of compensation you may be entitled to.
We offer free consultations over the phone. Alternatively, you can meet with one of our lawyers in person. For those located in Fredericton, a meeting can be scheduled at our Fredericton office. Call our office toll-free line anytime, and we can schedule an appointment for your free consultation.