While being involved in a car collision is a frightening moment, it may be even more frightening if you or the other driver involved is a motorcyclist.
In fact 8.5% of all collisions in Canada that occurred during 2010 involved a motorcyclist with 11.5% of those riders suffering serious injuries. Despite the percentage of collisions involving motorcycles having decreased over the years, drivers and motorcyclists are consistently in danger of being involved in an accident.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a car vs. motorcycle collision, they may be eligible for legal justice. The victim may be entitled to compensation for lost wages, property damage, medical bills, and other costs that are related to the repair and rehabilitation of those injuries.
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Causes of Car vs. Motorcycle Collisions
The reason for a car vs. motorcycle collision may vary as auto accidents can occur on an urban or rural road. The number of registered motorcycles in Ontario in 2005 was more than 145,000 not including mopeds.
As the number of motorcycle drivers rises, so does the chance of being involved in a motor vehicle accident with one. Some common causes of a motorcycle vs. car crash include:
Tailgating is a major issue as car drivers and motorcyclists may not allow enough room for one or the other to suddenly brake. A small fender bender can turn into a serious accident if one of the parties involved is a motorcyclist.
If you or anyone you know is seeking legal advice after being involved in a car vs. motorcycle collision, contact our accident lawyers today.
Car vs. Motorcycle Injuries
A motorcyclist risks many injuries if they are involved in a collision with a car. Common injuries a motorcyclist may have to bear:
- Broken Bones
- Head Trauma
- Loss of limbs
- And possibly death
Car drivers may suffer fewer injuries, but nonetheless could feel the following affects:
- Seat belt Injuries
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Internal Bleeding
- and more.
The amount of injuries may depend on how serious the accident is and the precautions each driver took before going out on the road. If a driver was not wearing a seat belt their injuries may be worse, as could they be if the motorcyclist was not wearing protective gear such as a helmet or jacket.
How to Handle a Car vs. Motorcycle Accident
If you are involved in a car vs. motorcycle accident its important to remain calm and immediately call for emergency services if anyone involved is injured.
Information such as insurance provider and contact numbers must be exchanged and documented. The police should also be called so a police report may be filed.
Take photographs of the scene using a camera or cell phone and recall as much as you can about the accident. Having as much information as you can about the accident may be able to help you file a legal claim.
Contact an Ontario Car vs. Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
At the law offices of Greg Monforton & Partners, our team of Windsor trial lawyers have more than 20 years of experience dealing with auto accidents and personal injuries. If you sustained injuries or were involved in a car vs. motorcycle accident and are now considering a legal solution to obtaining compensation, we can help.
With main offices located in Windsor and Essex County, Monforton is also eager to provide their legal expertise to those in the following areas as well:
- Devonshire Heights
- Little River Acres
- St.Clair Beach
- And further surrounding towns and cities
Contact our team of trusted lawyers to get your case reviewed and discover if you are eligible for receiving compensation for medical bills, property damage, lost wages, and more.
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