Motorcycle Accident Lawyers in Toronto and Hamilton
Each year in Ontario, close to 2,000 motorcyclists are injured while dozens are killed. Most of these motorcycle accidents happen in daytime. According to numerous studies, a predominant cause of such accidents is the failure of the other driver to see the motorcyclist, and in two thirds of such cases, the other driver violates the motorcyclists right of way.If your right of way was violated and you sustained serious injuries as a result our motorcycle accident lawyers will fight for your rights.
What do you need to know if you’ve been in a motorcycle accident?
If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident, know that our Toronto and Hamilton personal injury lawyers can help collect on what is owed to you.
No-fault insurance is available to pay for medical treatment and rehabilitation beyond that covered by OHIP (Ontario Health Insurance), regardless of fault. No-fault insurance also provides an ‘income replacement benefit’ in the event that you are unable to work.
Learn more about no-fault accident benefits claims in Ontario that you may be entitled to. For a general overview of the issues faced after motorcycle accident and the importance of an experienced lawyer, please refer to our car accidents page, as legal issues are the same.
Our Accident Lawyers may help collect additional compensation from the at-fault driver.
If you have been seriously injured in a motorcycle collision, you may be entitled to additional compensation from the insurance company of the driver who hit you. While fault will be clear in some cases, it can be questionable in others. So, before you give up your right to seek compensation (i.e. if you think you’re at fault), you should speak to an experienced personal injury lawyer to learn about your rights as well as the compensation you may be entitled to.
Remember, you only have 2 years to make a claim after a motorcycle accident in Ontario (subject to limited exceptions).
How much compensation am I entitled to after a serious motorcycle accident?
After a serious accident, it can take even the most experienced injury lawyer a long time (sometimes years) to determine the amount of compensation you may be entitled to. Initially, it is often unclear as to whether your injuries are permanent and what impact your injuries will have upon your life and your earnings over the long term, as well as whether you will need any additional care or longer term assistance. Only over time do those things become apparent. For a general guide, read our article on How Injury Claim Values are Determined in Ontario.
What should I do after a motorcycle accident in Ontario?
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, your focus should be on getting better, not fighting with your insurance company for the medical and income replacement benefits you’re entitled to. Let our experienced motorcycle accident lawyers fight for you, to ensure you get the treatment, benefits and compensation you deserve. For close to ten years, our personal injury lawyers have been helping motorcycle riders get their lives back on track after serious accidents.
Fill out the form on the left side of this page to request a confidential initial consult by our Toronto and Hamilton Personal Injury Lawyers.
Michael’s Firm has law offices in both Toronto and Hamilton and our accident lawyers will meet you where it’s convenient. Remember, there are no fees unless we win or settle your case.