Motorcycle Accident Injuries

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Seriously Injured While Driving A Motorcycle?

Motorcyclists know that two wheels can be more fun than four. Few things in life compare with the feeling of banking into a long curve on a sunny spring day. There is a unique perspective and a joy when driving a motorcycle.

However, experienced riders know that this joy comes with risk. Most motorcycle accidents happen on a sunny afternoon, in the middle of the day, at a controlled intersection. For whatever reason, car and truck drivers just do not seem to see motorcyclists. They commonly change lanes, or obliviously cross the path of a motorcyclist. As we know, any error can have catastrophic consequences.

Unfortunately, motorcyclists are commonly blamed for an accident. Insurers raise allegations of speeding, inattentiveness, or recklessness on the part of a motorcyclist.

In addition, motorcyclists when involved in an accident, usually suffer serious, if not catastrophic injuries. 

If injured, motorcyclists have two avenues to receive compensation. The first is Statutory Accident Benefits, which are available from your motorcycle insurance policy. Claiming these benefits will most likely not increase your insurance rates. These benefits are also available to your passenger (if someone was riding with you) and are available regardless of fault. The second avenue is to bring an action in Tort against the person(s) who caused or contributed to the motorcycle accident. It is our opinion, if you are a motorcyclist involved in an accident, that you should definitely contact an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer to help. De Rose Law is experienced in handling motorcycle accident claims and helping clients file for Statutory Accident Benefits while they heal.

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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If you or a loved one is struggling with the aftermath of motorcycle accident, contact De Rose Lawyers to schedule a consultation with a member of our experienced personal injury team. Our experienced team fights for the compensation and care you deserve.

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