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Driving a motorcycle comes with the highest risk of any motor vehicle operation. On average, motorcyclists are 27 times more likely to die in a crash per mile traveled than people in a passenger car. They’re also five times as likely to suffer an injury.
Unfortunately, motorcycle accidents are becoming more common in Ontario. Regardless of whether you are at fault for the accident, you may be entitled to benefits, medical care and compensation as a result of your injuries. If you have been in a motorcycle accident, call HSP Law for a free case evaluation.
Motorcycle Accident Causes
Many Ontarians enjoy exploring the province by motorcycle, especially during the warmer months of the year. Unfortunately, motorcycle accidents can happen out of nowhere and result in catastrophic injuries and sometimes even death.
There is no such thing as a minor motorcycle crash. Because motorcycles lack the surrounding protective structure of other vehicles, you are more likely to suffer severe or fatal injuries when you’re involved in an accident.
There are a variety of reasons why a motorcycle accident might occur. Here are the most common causes of motorcycle accidents:
- Unsafe lane changes
- Motorcycle defects
- Cars making left-hand turns
- Car doors
- Driving under the influence
- Motorcycle lane splitting
- Sudden stops
- Inexperienced drivers
- Hazardous road conditions
- Head-on collisions
- Reckless driving
Common Injuries in Motorcycle Accidents
Injuries are prevalent in motorcycle accidents, even at low speeds. Most people realize how dangerous a car collision can be, but few realize the seriousness of even minor motorcycle crashes.
Motorcycles offer little protection for riders, and thus, injuries can be severe, long-term and sometimes even fatal.
The five most common motorcycle accident injuries include:
- Head injuries
- Road rash
- Broken bones
- Spinal cord injuries
- Muscle damage
Motorcycle Accident Personal Injury Claims
When it comes to motorcycles, it’s no secret that there is a high risk of injuries or death when an accident occurs. Although motorcyclists are sometimes solely responsible for an accident, car and truck drivers often do not pay proper attention to these smaller vehicles. The negligence of other drivers can result in catastrophic outcomes for the motorcyclists. If this is the case, you have the legal right to pursue compensation for your damages and injuries through the court system.
If you or a loved one have been in a motorcycle accident, you likely have many questions and concerns about how to get the benefits you deserve. When you are involved in a motorcycle crash that includes injury or property damage, you need to report it to your insurance company within seven days, regardless of who is at fault.
The motorcycle crash lawyers at HSP Personal Injury Lawyers have extensive experience supporting victims of motorcycle accidents.
HSP Law Is Here to Help
A severe motorcycle accident can happen to anyone. Being injured in a motorcycle crash could have a devastating impact on your life and your loved ones. HSP Personal Injury Lawyers are here to help when you need it most, so you never have to be alone. Our skilled team will guide you through the complex legalities of a claim to help you get your life back on track.
When you are ready to learn more and discuss what options you have over motorcycle accident injury claims, reach out and contact an HSP personal injury law office near you or contact us at our 24/7 injury hotline at 866-883-3533. We will ensure that you receive compensation for medical treatment and the secure settlement you deserve.
We know that a financial settlement cannot fully compensate for the pain and loss you have suffered, but it can help bring closure to this challenging phase of your life.
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