Beautiful spring weather makes for ideal motorcycle riding conditions. But good weather also brings motorcycle accidents. Popular belief blames wet roads, young drivers, or reckless decisions, but the truth is that the other driver’s actions play a crucial role in most motorcycle accidents.
It is important to note that most motorcycle accidents happen at controlled intersections. Often, drivers turning left fail to see or notice the motorcycle as it lawfully proceeds through an intersection. In doing so, they usually cut across the motorcyclist’s path.
Another common accident scenario is when a car driver, who is going in the same direction as a motorcyclist, changes lanes without paying attention to the motorcyclist. This causes the motor vehicle to collide with the motorcyclist or forces it off of the road, causing severe injury to the rider.
Unfortunately, whether the accident is your fault or not, when you are involved in a crash, as a motorcyclist you could potentially suffer catastrophic injuries.
Know That You Automatically Have Rights to Benefits
Regardless of fault, Statutory Accident Benefits are available to any injured. These benefits can help with medical expenses, physical therapy, and more. Thomson Rogers can help get that process started and navigate the insurance paperwork.
You May Also Sue
In cases where the motorcyclist is not at fault, he or she can sue the driver who is responsible for the accident. This is a ‘tort’ claim and is separate from Statutory Accident Benefits. If the other driver caused or even contributed, in part, to the cause of the accident, the motorcyclist can sue. Damages include the cost of long-term care, pain and suffering, lost income from missing work, and more.
For more information, get our Information Kit for Motorcyclists: What You Need to Know About Your Legal Rights.
Hire a Lawyer Who Understands Motorcycle Accidents
You want a lawyer who will help establish fault and who understands the catastrophic injuries that happen in motorcycle accidents. Representing motorcyclists for over 80 years, Thomson Rogers has earned a reputation for taking on the most complex and challenging motorcycle accident cases and delivering results.
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, contact Thomson Rogers for a free consultation at 416-868-3100 or 1-888-223-0448. We will explain your rights, the legal process, and the role of your lawyer in simple, clear language.