Do I Have A Motorcycle Accident Claim?
A serious motorcycle accident can happen to anyone, leading to catastrophic injuries, debilitating injuries, brain injury, severe orthopedic injuries, chronic pain, and death. If you or a loved one has been the victim of a motorcycle accident, there are a myriad of questions you need to know the answer to:
- Do I have a claim against an ‘at fault’ driver?
- Am I eligible for Statutory Accident Benefits?
- How do I deal with the insurance companies?
- How do I access and pay for the medical and rehabilitation care I am going to need?
Thankfully, De Rose Lawyers are here to help. Contact us today for a consultation.
Motorcycle Accident FAQs
What Can A Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Do?
Firstly, a motorcycle accident lawyer will help you make sense of the overwhelming insurance claims process. Handling this on your own is confusing, time-consuming and stressful. Ideally, you should be prioritizing rest and recovery following a serious motorcycle accident. When you work with De Rose Lawyers, get the added peace of mind that we are fighting for your rights on your behalf. Insurance companies are notoriously difficult to deal with. Therefore, it’s recommended that you let a highly experienced motorcycle accident lawyer handle the complications of your insurance claim while you focus on getting better.
Typically, How Long Does A Motorcycle Accident Settlement Take?
Wondering how long does a motorcycle accident settlement take? To sum up, every motorcycle accident and personal injury claim is as unique as the individuals involved. Therefore, it’s difficult to provide a realistic timeline for your case right off the bat. To give you some idea however, the majority of personal injury claims take approximately 1.5 to 2.5 years to reach an agreeable settlement, longer for a verdict in court. As a general rule of thumb, the more catastrophic and complex the injury, the longer the litigation process is in general. This is another reason why hiring an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer like De Rose is your best route forward.
Do I Always Need To Submit A Motorcycle Accident Report To The Police?
After you’ve just been involved in a motorcycle accident, filing a motorcycle accident report to the police probably isn’t the first thing that runs through your mind. You’re likely shaken up and thinking about phoning family and friends to inform them about your ordeal. However, it’s important to try and get this done before you depart the accident scene.
If vehicle damage exceeds $2,000 or more, between both vehicles combined, Ontario law dictates that you need to file a police accident report. Additionally, there are other circumstances whereby you need to submit a car accident report. These include situations where someone is injured, where an accident involves a government vehicle, where an individual is driving without car insurance, and where an individual is driving under the influence. Lastly, you should also submit a car accident report in cases where the accident involves a pedestrian and where damage is caused to either municipal or private property.
What Are The Typical Motorcycle Accident Settlement Amounts?
Wondering what are the typical motorcycle accident settlement amounts? Again, this is a difficult question to answer without knowing the specifics relating to your individual motorcycle accident. Ultimately, settlement amounts will mostly be based on the seriousness of the injury. Secondly, the amount of available insurance coverage is another big factor that determines how much your case will settle for. To give you a better idea of De Rose Lawyers’ track record, view our success stories here
Why Should I Hire A Motorcycle Accident Lawyer?
The path to compensation can be long and complex. For example, a lawsuit must be brought in Ontario within two years of the date of the accident. The statutory accident benefit care insurer is to be notified within 7 days of the date of the accident. Limitation dates are exceptionally complicated. If not met, you can be precluded from either Contract or Tort compensation.
Why Choose De Rose Personal Injury Lawyers?
With an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer from De Rose Law working by your side, you and your loved ones can concentrate and focus on “getting better.” Our personal injury team at De Rose Lawyers will help you navigate the legal process in order to make sure your rights and remedies are protected. Our firm has 40 years of combined experience and will guide you through the complex legal, medical, and insurance issues, allowing you to focus on your rehabilitation and recovery.
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