Toronto Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
Riding a motorcycle can be a liberating experience and is often a more environmentally friendly means of hitting the open road. However, it is also an inherently dangerous activity for its riders due to lack of protection, high speed, and increased likelihood for loss of control and collision. If you or a loved one becomes injured in a motorcycle accident, our personal injury lawyers in Toronto and across Ontario can assist you. We will work on your behalf to obtain fair compensation from third parties and from those responsible for the accident to help you on the road to your recovery.
Motorcycle Accident Injuries
While motorcycles represent only 2.2 percent of more than 30 million registered vehicles throughout Canada, Transport Canada reports that 8.4 percent of all road fatalities are motorcyclists. In rural areas, where speed limits are higher, the risk of a fatal accident for a motorcyclist is much higher per kilometre than the driver or passenger of any other motor vehicle.
Each year tens of thousands of motorcycle accidents occur, with thousands resulting in personal injury and dozens resulting in fatalities. Accidents also commonly involve passengers. The injuries sustained by drivers and passengers are often more severe than in other car accidents due to the exposed nature of the motorcycles. These accidents often cause head and spinal injuries, fractures and broken bones, damages to the pelvis, amputations, emotional trauma, and road rash.
Motorcycle Accident Causes
There are a variety of reasons why a motorcycle accident might occur. One of the most common causes is when a motor vehicle is attempting a left-hand turn in front of the motorcycle. This, in turn, leads to decreased visibility, which means the other driver may miscalculate the motorcycle speed or not see it at all.
Another common cause of motorcycle accidents is head-on collisions with other vehicles on the road. The decreased visibility of motorcycles likely also plays a role in these collisions. The injuries in head on collisions are usually very severe for motorcyclists.
Contact a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
At Will Davidson LLP, we have 10 locations across Southern Ontario with lawyers who have a combination of skills and experience to assist our clients. If you’ve been seriously injured, it is important that you speak to an accident lawyer at Will Davidson LLP to explore your legal rights. We are happy to provide a free consultation regarding your case. We provide legal representation to clients in Toronto, the GTA, and across Ontario.
Contact us today for your free consultation.