According to early reports, the motorcycle rider, a 32year old man from Holland Landing, was rushed to hospital with life-threatening injuries. The driver of the Ford Escape, a 17 year old female from Keswick, was not injured. First and foremost the injury lawyers and team at Iacobelli Law Firm wish the young motorcycle operator a speedy and complete recovery. Our thoughts are with him and his family.
The motorcycle crash is under investigation by York Regional Police Major Collision Investigation Unit. At this time, police are seeking witnesses to this Georgina motorcycle accident. Investigators are appealing to any witnesses who have not yet spoken with police or anyone who may have dashcam footage or residential video surveillance of the collision, to please come forward. Anyone with information should contact the Major Collision Investigation Unit by calling 1-866-876-5423, ext. 7704, or to call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS, or leave an anonymous tip online at www.1800222tips.com.
In motorcycle accidents and other serious motor vehicle collisions, the police will investigate the circumstances of the crash and often lay charges. These charges are usually pursuant to the Highway Traffic Act, and will not result in any compensation to the victim. In rare circumstances a crash can result in criminal charges against the at-fault driver.
What are Your Rights if You Are Injured in a Motorcycle Accident?
Motorcycle accident victims and their families usually incur significant losses, as motorcycle accidents often result in life-altering catastrophic injuries and sometimes fatalities. As such, there are losses for pain and suffering in addition to major financial losses and expenses. Often, there is income loss, and the expenses for medical treatment, devices, and support services. All of this can lead to devastating financial consequences to the victim, which only adds to their pain and suffering. None of these losses are dealt with by the charges or proceedings commenced by the police or prosecutors. For the motorcycle accident victim or their family to recover these economic losses, they will need to commence their own civil action through an experienced personal injury motorcycle accident lawyer.
What Can a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Do For You?
Fortunately, in Ontario, all motor vehicles are required to have insurance. These insurance policies will respond on behalf of the at-fault driver, and ultimately pay the claim or judgment. Insurance companies, however, fight to minimize and defeat claims. As such, it is important for motorcycle crash victims to have an experienced lawyer on their side. We help motorcycle accident victims throughout Ontario and we are not intimidated by insurance companies. Our firm fights for motorcycle accident victims and their families, and wee know what it takes to recover the most amount of money for you and your future.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a serious motorcycle accident, you should not delay in getting advice and answers to your questions. We take calls 24 hours per day and 7 days a week, even on holidays. Call us anytime, day or night at 1-866-234-6093 or request a Free Consultation by completing our online contact form here. The consultation is Free and there is absolutely no obligation on your part.
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".