Motorcycle Accidents Lawyer in Oshawa
Riding motorcycles is an enjoyable pastime, but it's not without dangers. According to a University of Toronto study, motorcyclists are three times more likely to be injured in a collision than people in automobiles. If you've been injured in a motorcycle accident, a lawyer from Kelly Greenway Bruce can help you claim compensation. Whether you're at fault or not, you're entitled to accident benefits. Contact us in Oshawa or Lindsay to set up a free case evaluation.
What are the leading causes of motorcycle accidents?
Motorcycle accidents are most often caused by other drivers who fail to notice a motorcyclist in their blind spot. Motorcycles are smaller than trucks and cars and can be more difficult to spot when merging, changing lanes or making a left turn. Here’s a look at some other common causes of motorcycle accidents:
Driving at excessive speeds: Although motorcycles are designed to go fast, driving at excessively high speeds – especially in inclement weather – can increase the risk of losing control and getting into an accident.
Lane splitting: Lane splitting is when a motorcyclist rides between lanes or rows of slow-moving or stopped traffic. Although it can help save time, it puts motorcyclists in a vulnerable position, increasing their risk of colliding with another vehicle.
Alcohol or drug use: Riding a motorcycle takes coordination, balance and good judgment. Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs can make it difficult to think clearly and ride safely.
Common injuries sustained in motorcycle accidents
Motorcyclists involved in collisions often suffer head injuries, ranging from minor concussions to serious traumatic brain injuries (TBI), which can result in severe pain and months of rehabilitation. Other common injuries include:
Fractured or broken bones
Lower back, neck and spinal injuries
What compensation are you entitled to if you’ve been a victim of a motorcycle accident?
Ontario has a no-fault accident benefits system. This means that if you’re injured in a motorcycle accident, even if your actions contributed to your injuries, you’re eligible to seek financial compensation. The amount of compensation or damages you can claim will vary depending on the severity of your injuries and could include medical and hospital expenses, housekeeping services and income loss.
If another motorist is to blame for your injuries, you can file a lawsuit against them for additional compensation. You can sue the other driver for damages, like pain and suffering, physical therapy and lost income.
Contact a motorcycle accident lawyer in Oshawa and Lindsay
If you've recently been injured in a motorcycle accident, the lawyers at Kelly Greenway Bruce can help you navigate your legal options. We specialize in personal injury law and will evaluate every angle of your case. We don’t request retainers and won’t charge you any fees until we win your case. Contact us today at our Oshawa or Lindsay location.