Tens of thousands of motorcycle accidents occur in Ontario every year on roadways throughout the province. Many of these motorcycle incidents result in some manner of personal injury, with dozens resulting in death. Perhaps unsurprisingly, many of these accidents involve motorcycle passengers, though drivers also carry a high risk, due to the fact that motorcycles offer less protection than cars and other vehicles.
The most common factors contributing to motorcycle accidents include: speeding or loss of control; driver error; unlicensed motorcycle drivers; alcohol impairment and failure to wear a helmet. However, by far the most common factor is vehicle collision, and often these types of motorcycle accidents involve other vehicles on the road. If you or a loved one has been in a motorcycle accident and has been seriously injured or died, Horowitz Injury Law can help you with your motorcycle accidents claim.
Common Injuries Sustained from Motorcycle Accidents
The different types of injuries that can be sustained from motorcycle accidents are far-ranging. The most common serious injuries include: brain injuries; spinal cord injuries; fractures; neurological injuries; road rash and amputations. Often, these are incurred as the result of negligence by other motorists or even improper road maintenance. It’s important to be aware that victims of motorcycle accidents are entitled to make a claim for Statutory Accident Benefits under Ontario’s No-Fault regime. These benefits can provide important protection for medical and rehabilitation expenses and income replacement. At Horowitz Injury Law, we have a wealth of experience handling motorcycle accident claims of all types, and can help review your case to pursue compensation where it’s due.
Call Horowitz Injury Law today at 416-925-4100 to see how we can help you with your motorcycle accidents claim, or request a free consultation.