On August 16, 2022 it was reported by the Ontario Provincial Police, that a motorcyclist was seriously injured when they hit a tote container that fell from another vehicle on Highway 401 in Toronto’s east end. First and foremost, we are sending our thoughts to this rider as they may have a long road of recovery ahead of them.
This is also an opportunity to remind drivers how important it is to secure your load on your vehicle properly to avoid any unnecessary collisions. The safe loading of vehicles and securing of the load is vitally important in preventing injury to people and damage to property that can arise from the loss of a load. You can also be held responsible if something falls off of your vehicle. If your unsecured load causes property damage, injuries and/or scatters debris and litter, you can be fined and even face a lawsuit.
Here are tips that you must keep in mind when securing your load:
If your load comes loose while driving:
Remember you will be held responsible for an unsecured load on your vehicle. It can result in fines and even a lawsuit if someone is hurt or has their property damaged. Always double check your load to make sure it is secure before you hit the road.
Our Personal Injury lawyers are experiences in serious injury claims throughout Ontario. If you have been injured by a load that was not properly secured on a vehicle, we are a dedicated Injury Law Firm that provides compassionate and competent legal counsel for the injured and we offer a FREE Consultation so please feel free to call us at 1-866- 234-6093. We are available to take your call 24/7.
Andrew Iacobelli is an experienced personal injury lawyer who established Iacobelli Law Firm with offices located in Ontario, Canada and Florida, U.S.A. Andrew restricts his practice to the representation of personal injury victims in claims involving serious injuries and wrongful death in Canada and the United States. Andrew is the author of "Are You a Canadian Injured in the United States? Claim the Damages and Insurance Coverage the Right Way".
There are reports of a serious motorcycle accident on August 16, 2022 on Highway 401 near Meadowvale Road in Scarborough. This incident was the result of a large 4x4 container falling off another vehicle on the highway 401. Unfortunately, the motorcycle collided with this fallen object, resulting in serious life-threatening injuries for the motorcyclist.
This motorcycle crash occurred in the eastbound express lanes of Highway 401 around 1 p.m. on August 16, 2022. The OPP indicated that they have located the vehicle the container came from.
This is an unfortunate incident that could have been avoided if the container was properly secured to the vehicle. When loads are not properly secured, they can often result in serious injuries. Our lawyers have represented people injured in accidents where loads were not properly secured.
The victims and their families in these types of accidents, will usually be able to claim for their losses against the at-fault party, including compensation for income loss, health care expenses, and pain and suffering.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident, contact us for a Free consultation. Learn about your rights, and pay us nothing unless we recover money for you.
We represent injured motorcyclists and their families throughout Ontario.
Andrew Iacobelli is an Ontario lawyer that restricts his practice to representing personal injury victims and their families. Andrew is the founder of Iacobelli Law Firm.
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