Motorcycles do not come equipped with all of the safety features other motor vehicles have. There are no airbags, no steel doors and no side safety features to absorb an impact. Since motorcyclists must share our Ontario roads with much larger and heavier vehicles, they also share a risk of being involved in an accident. The difference between motorcycle operators and other vehicle operators is that if an accident does occur, motorcyclists have a greater risk of suffering severe injuries.
While anyone involved in a motor vehicle collision could become injured, in a clash between a motorcycle and a larger vehicle, it is typically the motorcycle that will lose. Motorcycle accidents can leave the operator with serious or life-threatening injuries, even when the operator uses standard safety gear like helmets and reinforced clothing.
Helmets can go a long way towards protecting the operator from brain injuries. However, there is little to prevent him or her from suffering spinal injuries, broken bones and severe lacerations. Any motorcycle accident resulting in injuries is tragic, but when the collision is caused by someone else’s negligence it is especially devastating.
Given the severity of the physical and property damage incurred in motorcycle accidents, it makes sense that victims would want to seek compensation for their expenses and suffering. A personal injury lawyer serves motorcycle accident victims in several ways:
— Protecting the victim’s rights
— Working with insurance providers
— Filing personal injury lawsuits
— Taking necessary steps to acquire appropriate compensation
Canada is a beautiful country filled with peaceful vistas and bountiful wildlife. Some would say one of the best ways to enjoy our country is on a motorcycle, safe from the risk of an accident. If you have been injured in a motorcycle collision, we urge you to read more about the role of a lawyer in the pages of our website.