WHAT IS A PERSONAL INJURY CLAIM FOR A MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT?
Many accident victims who are seriously injured never pursue a claim for compensation. If you or a loved one has been in a motorcycle accident, we recommend you consult with a lawyer immediately, in order to access Accident Benefits right away, and start building your case against the at-fault motorist.
WHAT WILL A PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER DO IN A CASE?
Personal injury lawyers are responsible for building your case and putting financial exposure on the table from the other side. A personal injury lawyer is responsible for filing the appropriate court documents and collecting the necessary medical documentation and expert reports to substantiate your claim for compensation. They are responsible for negotiating settlement and advocating for you in court. Your lawyer should also become very involved in facilitating your recovery through developing a thorough and effective rehabilitation plan.
The decision to hire the right personal injury lawyer can make all the difference in developing a solid claim and receiving the best settlement possible. Our law firm takes great pride helping you recover while building a strong and fruitful claim.
WHAT FORMS OF NEGLIGENCE ARE THERE IN MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENTS?
Unfortunately, motorcyclists receive a disproportionate bad reputation for speeding and driving recklessly. The truth is, however, that the majority of motorcyclists exercise great caution, obey the law, and are very experienced riders. More often than not, motorcycle accidents are not the fault of the biker at all. Below are some causes of motorcycle accidents.
- Failing to yield: other drivers often forget or make mistakes when obeying traffic signs or entering a roadway. When drivers make these errors, sometimes the results can be life threatening for a motorcyclist. Drivers must exercise extra caution when yielding other traffic to make sure they see all vehicles on the road, including motorcycles, which can be more difficult to see.
- Reckless driving: all drivers and bikers have a duty to act with reasonable care and obey street signs. Often times drivers, whether drunk, or simply acting recklessly, will speed and disobey the law which puts bikers seriously at risk.
- Speeding: while bikers have a reputation for speeding, when faced with a collision, if the other driver is speeding, it will often make a collision even worse. In motorcycle accidents, speeding can make it more likely that the injuries will be life-threatening.
- Distracted driving: more common than ever, drivers are constantly distracted. While a motorcyclist is generally focused, other drivers may be distracted by handheld devices, television, coffee, or other passengers. Distracted driving can lead to drivers running red lights and stop signs, or veering into oncoming traffic.
HOW WILL A LAWSUIT HELP ME?
Pursuing a personal injury claim for a motorcycle accident can help provide you with compensation for medical bills (that are not covered by OHIP), lost wages, and future costs of care, for instance. The costs of recovery and care can be very costly if your injuries are significant, and you deserve compensation for these as well as the peace of mind knowing you have the necessary funds for the future. Unfortunately, death or the most serious of injuries are most common in motorcycle accidents.
CONTACT A PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER FOR A FREE CASE EVALUATION
It is important to receive sound legal advice at the earliest opportunity to protect your claim and benefits. A lawyer and Accident Benefits specialist from our office are happy to meet with you for a free consultation. Contact our offices as early as possible.
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