In British Columbia, it is required that all passengers and drivers of motorcycles wear an approved helmet. This decision was reached after significant evidence showed that helmets reduce instances of brain injuries and death in motorcycle accidents.
While not required by law, additional safety measures can be taken when riding a motorcycle such as:
• Protective jackets
• Protective leggings
• Protective boots
These items, combined with safe and sober driving, can help prevent severe injuries in motorcycle accidents.
Injuries Still Occur
Even with protective motorcycle gear and safe driving habits, injuries in motorcycle accidents are still an all too common reality for bikers. If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, you may have a right to hold the other driver liable and seek damages far beyond those offered by the ICBC. One of our Vancouver motorcycle accident lawyers can thoroughly investigate your accident and help you determine if you are entitled to seek additional damages in a personal injury lawsuit.
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury in a motorcycle accident anywhere throughout British Columbia, please contact the experienced personal injury attorneys at Stephens & Holman to schedule a no-cost case evaluation today.