What to Know About Motorcycle Accidents in Toronto

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If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, you may be able to recover compensation with the assistance of an experienced personal injury lawyer. To learn more about motorcycle accidents and filing a valid claim, continue reading and reach out to our experienced personal injury firm. Our legal team is prepared to assist you with your claim. Give us a call today to learn more about our services.

What are the motorcycle helmet laws in Canada?

Motorcyclists in every province of Canada including Ontario are required to wear a helmet by law.

What are the most common causes of motorcycle accidents in Toronto?

The most common cause of motorcycle accidents is negligence. Though motorcyclists can be responsible for causing their accidents, it is not always the case. Other drivers will often fail to account for the vulnerability and safety of bikers on the road. Drivers will often tail motorcyclists too closely or even open their car doors without checking for motorcyclists. These are forms of driver negligence that result in motorcycle accidents and unfortunately severe injuries.

What are the most common injuries sustained in motorcycle accidents?

Motorcyclists are unfortunately more vulnerable to the elements than other drivers. When a motorcyclist is struck by a vehicle, they can face many different injuries. The following are the most common injuries that motorcyclists sustain in accidents:

  • Head trauma
  • Road rash
  • Broken bones
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Lower-extremity injuries

If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident, it is important that you retain the services of an experienced lawyer who will fight for your right to recover compensation for your damages.

What is the statute of limitations for motorcycle accident claims in Toronto?

The statute of limitations for filing a personal injury claim after a motorcycle accident is generally two years in Toronto. This means that you will have two years from the date of your motorcycle accident to take legal action against the negligent party responsible for causing your accident. The sooner you are able to bring attention to your claim, the better. This is because failure to file your claim can risk you being permanently time-barred from taking legal action. To learn more about the claims filing process and to get started as soon as possible, reach out to our experienced personal injury lawyer today. Our legal team is prepared to take on your case when you are ready. Give us a call to schedule your initial consultation.

Contact Our Experienced Toronto Personal Injury Firm

If you have been injured in an accident due to no fault of your own, you need a lawyer who truly cares about your best interests. Contact a Toronto Personal Injury Lawyer at Merricks Law Group today.

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