Unfortunately, every year many motorcyclists in Ontario are seriously injured in motorcycle crashes. Although some people hold the belief that motorcycle riders cause these accidents, the statistics more often reveal that most motorcycle crashes are caused by other drivers. Very often, drivers simply fail to see motorcyclists. Many motorcycle riders attempt to increase awareness of their presence by wearing reflective gear, or adding loud pipes to their motorcycle. We all have to be aware of motorcycles sharing the roads and we should give them plenty of space. This means, use extra caution and look before changing lanes and making turns.
When an injury does occur, a motorcycle rider and their family may be entitled to claim for damages and losses under Ontario law. Motorcycle accidents are unique and require a personal injury lawyer with experience in order to successfully prove that the other vehicle was at fault. A motorcycle rider may recover damages and losses even if they were at fault for the accident.
In addition to my interest in motorcycles, I have also obtained a lot of experience in litigating motorcycle accident claims. Before returning to Ontario, I practiced personal injury law in South Florida, a haven for motorcycle enthusiasts. I was involved in litigating many serious motorcycle collisions. Sadly, most of these cases involved catastrophic injuries and fatalities. Through my experience, I have also had the opportunity to work with some of the world's leading experts on motorcycle safety, including authors of the famous Hurt Report. I bring this experience and commitment to every motorcycle accident claim.
If you have been seriously injured in a motorcycle accident in Ontario, or if you have lost a loved one, please feel free to call me for a free consultation.