Ontario Lawyer Discusses Motorcycle Accident Injury Claims:Toronto and York Region Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
With the beautiful weather we have been having in Toronto and the GTA, it is no wonder that riders are taking to the road by motorcycle. This long weekend promises more good weather, and should be a great time to get out and ride your motorcycle. Although I sold my motorcycle a few years ago, I can still appreciate the pleasure of going out for a ride on our province's scenic roads, and I'm sure that I'll get another motorcycle one of these days.
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.
There are reports of a serious car accident that occurred in King City Ontario during the early morning of Sunday May 6, 2012. Early reports of this accident indicate that this was a single vehicle accident on Jane Street in King City. According to reports, the driver may have been under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash. The driver and passengers in the vehicle were reportedly injured and taken to hospital.
First and foremost, we would like to offer our support to those that were injured in this King City, Ontario car accident. We hope that all of the occupants make a complete recovery.
Each year many people in Ontario are killed or suffer serious personal injury from motor vehicle accidents. Police were investigating the circumstances of this King City car crash. More information would be necessary in order to determine the cause for this accident. However, if the driver of the vehicle is found to be at fault, it could lead to the filing of an Ontario personal injury lawsuit. If such a lawsuit is filed, and if it is successful, it could lead to an award of damages for the occupants of the vehicle that were injured. All of the occupants of the vehicle involved in this King City, Ontario car accident may also be able to obtain no fault benefits for their injuries and losses.
If you or someone you love has been hurt or killed in a serious motor vehicle crash, you can obtain help from an Ontario personal injury lawyer.
For a complimentary consultation with a dedicated personal injury lawyer, contact Iacobelli Law Firm.
Car Accident Lawyer for York Region and Toronto Discusses Insurance Company Doctors and Independent Medical Exam
Very often, following a serious injury accident in Ontario, the insurance company will require an injured person to submit to a medical examination with a doctor selected by the insurance company. In most instances, the injured person will be required to attend this examination, which is sometimes referred to as an Independent Medical Examination or IME. The phrase is misleading, as there is nothing independent about the examination. The doctor is being paid for his opinion by the insurance company. Some of these doctors frequently perform assessments on behalf of insurance companies. While many physicians that perform insurance medical assessments are fair and reasonable, there are some that will look for every reason to minimize or undermine your claim.
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Motor vehicle accidents involving tractor trailers, 18-wheelers, semi trucks, and other large commercial vehicles with a gross vehicle weight of greater than 10,000 pounds account for a significant number of accidents, deaths and injuries on Ontario’s roadways. In Southern Ontario, Toronto and the GTA, there are many trucks travelling on Highway 400 and Highway 401.
Making claims to truck industry insurance companies can be difficult. These cases are more complex than other motor vehicle accident claims. Due to their complexity, trucking accident cases require a thorough understanding of commercial vehicle regulation and trucking industry practices. Early collection of information is also essential in truck accident cases.
If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of an accident involving a truck, contact Iacobelli Law Firm to speak with a lawyer today. We offer a free consultation. Our firm represents victims of accidents and negligence on a contingency fee basis — no lawyers' fees unless we recover compensation.
Citizens and residents of Canada and the United States often cross the border for work, vacations, and to visit family and friends. Not suprisingly, many residents of the United States are injured while visiting Canada. These injuries often result from car accidents, slip and fall accidents, hotel accidents, and amusement park accidents. Like the United States, Canada has a civil justice system that allows victims of personal injury to advance claims agains the negligent or careless party. Americans that are hurt in Canada have the right to obtain compensation for their injuries and losses.
If you are a Citizen of the United States and have been injured while visiting Canada, we can help you recover compensation from the at-fault party in Canada. If you already have an American Lawyer, we can work with your local lawyer in order to bring legal proceedings in Canada.
Lawyer Andrew Iacobelli is licensed in the Province of Ontario and the States of Michigan and Florida. Call us to learn more about how we can help you.
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