Serving Motorcycle Accident Victims across Ontario
An accident related to a motorcycle can produce myriad, serious injuries. Motorcycle drivers are less protected and more prone to serious health concerns as a result of an accident. If you have experienced injuries related to a motorcycle accident, you may be qualified to receive compensation for the following:
- Extensive skin abrasions
- Head trauma and injury to the brain
- Injury to the spine
- Limb Loss, Paraplegia, Quadriplegia
- Wage loss or loss of the ability to earn income
- Damage to your quality of life
- Medical expenses
- Home-related expenses
If you have lost a loved one due to a motorcycle accident, as a family member, you have a right to an insurance claim that you may not be aware of. These claims are known as wrongful death claims and they include financial compensation to the surviving family members for such sudden, tragic losses. For example, if a stay at home mother lost her husband to such an accident, she would be entitled to claim compensation for loss of care, companionship and support. Evidently, such situations are not only emotionally, but financially straining on the surviving partner, hence such claims are in existence. In addition to establishing a wrongful death, the liability of the driver who hit the motorcyclist will also have to be established. Also note that wrongful death claims not only apply to motorcycle accidents, but can be found to exist in any form of death resulting from the negligence of another individual. The wrongful death claim is still a civil action, since it is against another person, however, criminal charges may also likely apply against the negligent party.
In Toronto, there had been three motorcyclist deaths in 2014. This was a drop form 2013, which had seven motorcyclist deaths in the streets of Toronto. Other recent statistics indicate that in 1995, The Toronto Police issued an advisory noting there have been 62 fatalities up to present. More than half the victims were in the age range between 25 and 39. Traffic Services Const. Clint Stibbe notes that the top factors for most motorcycle fatalities are excessive speed which causes riders to ultimately lose control, colliding with cars at intersections.
If you are involved in such an accident, most of the steps to be taken in such situations are similar to those of car accidents. These include remaining at the scene of the accident, calling an ambulance if necessary, reporting the accident to the police, obtaining the other driver’s information, identifying witnesses, taking any photos of damages and notifying your insurance provider. Identifying witnesses is of special importance since car drivers will often blame motorcyclists for the accident. It is also important to visit your family doctor and report all your symptoms. Medical evidence is crucial in order to build a case. Of course, hiring a personal injury lawyer is the first step towards building your accident benefits or tort case.
A consultation can be yours for free— plus, we will defer our fees until your case is resolved through settlement or a verdict is entered in your favor.
There can be many complicated factors involved in pursuing a motorcycle accident claim. Our lawyers have extensive experience winning motorcycle accident claims. We can get you the help you need to deal with insurance companies, underinsured motorist issues, and government benefits.
With our decades of experience, we can get you or your family member the results you need from your motorcycle accident claim. Contact our team of professionals and get us started on your motorcycle accident-related injury claim today.
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