Both motorcycles and cars alike share the Toronto roads. But this may just be one of the only similarities between the two. This is especially the case in the event of an accident. Read on to discover the key differences between motorcycle and car accidents and how a seasoned Toronto motorcycle accident lawyer at Merricks Law Group, P.A. can help if you are ever made a victim.
What are the main differences between motorcycle accidents and car accidents?
The most obvious difference between a motorcycle and a standard motor vehicle is the protection offered by each. Evidently, motorcyclists are left rather vulnerable alongside other cars and external factors on the Toronto roads. Further examples are as follows:
- Motorcyclists are not surrounded by a sturdy metal frame like standard motor vehicle drivers.
- Motorcyclists are not afforded airbags like standard motor vehicle drivers.
- Motorcyclists are not wearing seatbelts like standard motor vehicle drivers.
And with such little protection, aside from a helmet, motorcyclists are more likely to experience much more tragedy in the event of a collision. That is, the injuries and damages can be quite serious, if not fatal. Further examples are as follows:
- Motorcyclists are more susceptible to serious head injuries than standard motor vehicle drivers.
- Motorcyclists are more susceptible to serious spinal cord injuries than standard motor vehicle drivers.
- Motorcyclists are more susceptible to serious internal injuries than standard motor vehicle drivers.
- Motorcyclists are more susceptible to broken bones and fractures than standard motor vehicle drivers.
What if I am made a victim of an accident?
Despite what is mentioned above, this is not to say that you may only incur serious injuries and damages if you are a motorcyclist involved in an auto accident. In fact, you may be made the victim of such as a standard motor vehicle driver, a bicyclist, or even a pedestrian.
In the end, it does not matter what mode of transportation you were utilizing at the time of your accident. Rather, what matters is that you were made a victim. In turn, it matters that you receive a rightful amount of financial compensation to properly heal, alongside achieving overall justice against the negligent motorcyclist, standard motor vehicle driver, bicyclist, pedestrian, or otherwise.
This is where filing a personal injury claim may be seen as pivotal. And if you decide to pursue this legal route, you must collect evidence of your accident along the way. This may include photos, videos, accident reports, medical reports, witness testimonies, and more.
Regardless of what your specific circumstances may be, you must not second-guess your instinct to retain the services of a competent Toronto car accident lawyer from Merricks Law Group, P.A. Schedule your initial consultation with our firm today.