Motorcyclists face extra risks on the road
July 14, 2016, Kitchener, Ontario
Posted by: Robert Deutschmann, Personal Injury Lawyer
Another local motorcycle accident and local traffic in Ayr has reminded me, again, of the dangers that many bikers face on the roads and that some create for themselves. On Friday a local rider broke both legs when he lost control of his motorcycle while passing a car in the rain. He hit a hydro pole. Police are continuing their investigation of the crash.
The majority of car drivers and motorcycle riders are responsible and take safety very seriously. Unfortunately some don’t and it’s those who stick out in our minds as we travel the roads and highways in the area. It is a simple fact that by riding a motorcycle you expose yourself to a much greater degree of risk of personal injury. Any accident will like cause a personal injury as there is not safety cage around a motorcycle. Regardless of the cause of the accident the rider will always come out on the losing end of the equation.
I represent many bikers in accident injury claims. Motorcycles are a very popular form of transportation in Ontario for a variety of reasons including the freedom and pleasure derived from riding in addition to lower operating costs and better fuel economy compared to most other vehicles.
Unfortunately, motorcycle accidents tend to be more serious than other vehicular accidents and often result in serious injuries. If you or someone you care about has suffered a serious motorcycle injury, it is imperative that you speak with an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer as soon as possible to determine the appropriate next steps.
Motorcycle drivers are the most vulnerable in the streets yet, ironically, they often encounter difficulties when claiming compensation from insurance companies. Motorcycle accidents frequently result in serious long-term injuries such as brain damage, broken bones, paralysis and even death.
A motorcycle does not offer the same level of protection to its rider as most other forms of transportation. It does not have the luxury of seat-belts and airbags, and these are sometimes the reason why insurance companies deny a victim reimbursement.
When making a claim, it is absolutely necessary that you submit a suitable injury claim which an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer can help you with. At the time of the accident, it will greatly aid your cause if you immediately inform the police and get an accident report. Even if your injuries seem minor it is wise to notify the police since you may not realize the full impact of your injuries until days after the accident. What seem like minor injuries can manifest into major, or even catastrophic disabilities. Aside from the police report, a photograph of the scene of the accident will also aid your claim because some insurance companies will attempt to downplay injuries incurred and grant the smallest probable amount as reimbursement.
At Deutschmann Law, we are experts at assisting individuals who have suffered personal injuries including those involving motorcycle accidents. We understand that your ability to pay for legal representation is limited after you have suffered a serious motorcycle accident injury so our fees are contingency based. If we don’t win, you don’t pay.
Please call us or complete our easy-to-use claim form to provide the details of your motorcycle accident injuries. One of our experienced personal injury lawyers will contact you promptly to discuss your case in further detail and advise you on the next steps to be taken.
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The opinions expressed here, while intended to provide useful information, should not be interpreted as legal recommendations or advice.