When the season is right, there’s nothing like feeling the breeze in your face as you cruise down Ontario’s wide open roads on a motorcycle.
That said, motorcycle riders are vulnerable even when they take every precaution by wearing protective safety gear and practicing advanced driving skills.More often than not, motorcycle accidents can lead to serious injuries.
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, you should know that the law of Ontario entitles you to seek medical benefits, often paid by the insurance company, even if the accident was your fault. You can also seek compensation from your insurer for expenses and financial losses that you suffer including lost wages.
This is why it is important to consult a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible after being involved in an accident.Evidence needs to be organized, and important decisions will need to be made about your treatment and rehabilitation plans. You need the guidance of an experienced accident lawyer who can help victims deal with the financial, medical and legal issues that result from these accidents.
It is also important that you have an understanding of your rights and the legal process.
If the accident wasn’t your fault and if you plan to file a claim, you must be aware of the statutory time limits and consult a knowledgeable lawyer as soon as possible before you take any action that may harm your claim.
While a claim against your own insurance company is often referred to as a “no-fault” accident benefits claim, your claim against another driver is called a “tort” claim, which requires that the other driver be at least partially at fault for the accident and your injuries.
The Mackesy Smye team is comprised of experienced motorcycle accident lawyers who can help you get the medical and rehabilitation benefits you are entitled to.