Toronto has many beautiful sights to see, and riding a motorcycle is one of the best ways to experience all of what Toronto has to offer. Unfortunately, motorcyclists are at a greater risk of serious injury than many other motorists, and if you are someone who has recently been injured in a motorcycle accident in Toronto, you can rely on an experienced Toronto motorcycle accident lawyer here at Merricks Law Group to fight for the financial compensation you deserve. Contact our firm today so we can get started.
Why Hire a Toronto Motorcycle Accident Lawyer?
While motorcycles are invigorating and efficient modes of transportation, the truth is, they can also be extremely dangerous, and oftentimes, when people are involved in motorcycle accidents, they sustain serious, if not permanent injuries. If you were injured in a motorcycle accident in Toronto, you should not hesitate to speak with a knowledgeable Ontario personal injury lawyer who has years of experience fighting for bikers across Toronto who’ve sustained wrongful injuries in motorcycle accidents. Our firm is here to help you.
Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents in Toronto
In many cases, motorcycle accidents are caused by negligence. Though at times, motorcyclists are responsible for these accidents, this is not always the case, as oftentimes, other drivers fail to account for the vulnerability and safety of bikers. Sometimes, drivers will tail motorcyclists too closely, they will open car doors without first checking to ensure no motorcyclists are coming down the road, they will fail to check before merging or changing lanes, and more. These are all forms of driver negligence, and if you’ve been injured as a result of driver negligence as a motorcyclist, you should qualify for compensation.
Common Injuries Sustained in Motorcycle Accidents
Motorcyclists are more vulnerable to the elements than virtually all other drivers, and when a motorcyclist is stricken by a vehicle, they may face a wide variety of injuries. Some of the most common injuries that bikers sustain in motorcycle accidents include head trauma, road rash, broken bones, spinal cord injuries, lower-extremity injuries, and more. All of these injuries can result in multiple overnights in hospitals, surgeries, and, at times, lifelong damages, which is why if you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident, you should strongly consider your legal options going forward.
Motorcycle Helmet Laws in Canada
In Canada, riders in every province, including Ontario, are required, by law, to wear a helmet. Therefore, not only is wearing a helmet the safe thing to do, but it is also required under the law.
Contact Our Toronto Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Here at Merricks Law Group, we understand and respect bikers’ rights, and when those rights are violated and they are injured as a result of another driver’s negligence, you can depend on our firm to fight for the compensation you need to heal. Contact Merricks Law Group to schedule your initial free consultation with an experienced Toronto motorcycle accident lawyer at our firm.