Our motorcycle accident lawyers have over 30 years of experience representing survivors of motorcycle accidents. We’re one of BC’s largest groups of Personal Injury lawyers for a reason – we care deeply about the injured clients we represent. We understand that these injuries can be devastating and that some injuries have long-term effects that show up gradually.
Our network of medical specialists, combined with our years of experience in properly identifying possible future medical complications, allows us to ensure that fair compensation is awarded for future medical issues that may not even have been considered. Our focus is placed squarely on your short term and long-term healthcare needs, and improving your quality of life now, and in the future.
We get to know our injured clients well and our lawyers genuinely care about your well-being. Getting to know you and how your life has been affected is the best way for us to fully represent you. We are trial lawyers and in our experience, your interests are best served if we prepare your case as if it were going to court. This approach enables us to achieve the best possible results in either settlement discussions, or at trial.
Hammerberg Personal Injury Lawyers also know that motorcyclists are often unfairly blamed in accidents. We know how to investigate a motorcycle accident so that the full picture is revealed and your credibility is protected. Our legal team has access to BC’s top accident reconstruction engineers and investigative experts.
We utilize a vast array of reputable, highly-experienced experts, from doctors to engineers, to investigate your accident, determine fault, and assess your injuries. We deal with insurance companies, assist in securing your income replacement and disability benefits, and arrange for your medical care and therapy until your claim has settled, so you can move forward with confidence.
In British Columbia, you have two years from the date of the accident to commence legal proceedings, or your claim will be barred.
Injuries, and their resulting effects on work, social and recreational activities, can worsen over time – it’s important to know your rights and the strict time limits that apply.
Hammerberg’s motorcycle accident injury lawyers represent you on a contingency fee basis, so you do not pay legal fees until your claim is resolved positively.
You do not have to live nearby to access our services. Our lawyers can travel to you from the outset. We offer a free no-obligation in person meeting before you hire us so you can best determine what we can offer you. We put your needs first and will meet with you, your family and your doctors, as needed.
Motorcycle injury claims require an experienced legal team with a high level of legal expertise, as motorcycle accident cases are among the most complex cases for three reasons:
With respect to liability, you are responsible to do as much as you can to reduce both the likelihood and the potential consequences of an accident. In order to do this you should take all available precautions. By making every effort to ride safely and drive defensively, you vastly reduce the likelihood of an insurance company alleging that you are wholly or partially at fault should an accident occur.
In addition to adhering to the rules of the road for all drivers in the province, there are specific laws in BC pertaining to motorcyclists. You must also ensure you meet the legislative safety standards outlined below. Any negligent actions (or inactions) on your part that arguably contributed to the severity of the results of the accident may affect any legal claim that you pursue afterward. Conversely, if you do take precautions to limit the potential risks, you are in a much stronger position if you need to make a claim.
If you are a motorcycle driver or passenger who rides on BC roads, you should stay up-to-date regarding legislative developments which pertain to you. For further information, please visit https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/transportation/driving-and-cycling/road-safety-rules-and-consequences/motorcycle-safety