Riding a motorcycle is often a liberating and inexpensive method of transportation for many St.Catharines Ontario residents. However, motorcyclists are at constant risk on the road, and motorcycle accidents tend to result in more serious injuries for victims. Individuals riding on motorcycles are less protected than those in vehicles, and are often more difficult for drivers to see.
Life-changing injuries resulting from motorcycle accidents can have a significant impact on one’s life from the minute they leave the hospital. The debt from not being able to work, the increasing costs for medical treatment, and the financial burden on those who depend on you may be incredibly stressful and deflect from your recovery.
It does not have to be this way. There is hope for recovery and financial security in your future if you pursue the right legal actions against the driver who has injured or harmed you or your loved one. Our St. Catharines motorcycle accident lawyers can help you change your life with fair and passionate legal representation.
Motorcyclists are often stereotyped as reckless drivers who speed in and out of traffic, dodging cars and putting themselves at risk. However, in reality, most motorcycle accidents are caused by the negligence of drivers of other vehicles on the road. Many drivers in passenger vehicles neglect to check for motorcyclists and often do not account for these individuals in their lane changes or other actions.
In addition to general negligent driving, here are some of the other common causes of motorcycle accidents:
Individuals riding motorcycles are much smaller and open than those in vehicles are, which can lead to higher risk of significant life-changing injury than cars. Additionally, there is a strong likelihood that the motorcyclist will be thrown from the motorcycle, putting them at risk for being hit by other vehicles that may not have time to stop for the collision.
Road traffic collisions involving motorcycles often result in severe injuries. Motorcycle crashes also is one of the leading causes of unnatural traffic related death in not only St.Catharines, but all of Ontario. Studies have shown that head injuries are a leading cause of injury death in fatal motorcycle crashes – in particular :
Motorcycle riders are particularly vulnerable to being struck and sent off their vehicles, colliding with the road at high speeds without protection. If the force is strong enough, the individual’s skin could be dragged across the road, leading to skin abrasions that could become infected or require skin grafts and surgeries. Additionally, the individual could suffer death upon impact depending on how they are ejected from their bike.
In addition to those surface injuries, we have represented motorcycle accident victims with injuries such as:
When injuries are this severe and life-changing, they can render an individual totally disabled or incapable of functioning the way that they did before the accident. As a result, they may be required to seek ongoing, time-consuming care for the rest of their lives, resulting in increasing debt due to missed work and medical costs on top of regular bills and payments.
As a motorcycle rider in St.Catharines, you are entitled to the same rights to seek compensation as anyone operating a car or other passenger vehicle. This includes financial benefits for pain and suffering, loss of income, medical and specialist costs, treatment costs, and any housekeeping costs you may incur. You may also seek compensation for the cost of fixing your motorcycle.
This also applies if your loved one has been killed in a motorcycle accident. As the victim’s family, you are entitled to seek compensation for costs including loss of companionship and care, funeral costs, and loss of income that your loved one would otherwise have earned or contributed to the household. Additionally, if they suffered before their death, you may seek compensation for their pain and suffering.
Working with our St. Catharines motorcycle accident lawyers means that you are working with a team you can trust to build the strongest case possible. We work with top professionals and experts in a variety of fields to ensure that you have the strongest claim for compensation. This includes medical specialists, vocational experts, therapists, psychotherapists, and many more individuals who will work in your favor in settlement or trial if necessary. In addition to this representation, we will also work alongside you in assisting you with all necessary paperwork, legal proceedings, and documents. It is our goal to ensure you maximize your settlement and receive as much compensation as possible while never being left in the dark during the process.
St.Catharines Motorcycle Accident Laywer Matt Lalande been representing motorcycle accident victims who have experienced life-changing injuries due to another driver’s neglect since 2003. We have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for those who deserve it and can assist you in getting your life back on track. – and are passionate about helping others obtain the compensation they deserve and will not rest until your settlement is complete.
Call our offices at 905-333-8888 or request a free consultation via online contact form and one of our team members will respond to your inquiry within 24 hours. All consultations are free, with no obligation to retain our services, and we will travel to you if you are too injured to come to us. It is our goal to make your road to recovery as financially stable as possible, so book your consultation now.