Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle Accident Lawyers in Waterdown, St. Thomas and Fort Erie

Although fun and freeing to ride, a motorcycle can be dangerous. One of the largest risks is other drivers who do not safely share the road.

Motorcycle accidents result in some of the most catastrophic injuries of all vehicle accidents that we see. Motorcycles must share the road with far larger vehicles, trusting that the drivers of those vehicles are driving safely and lawfully. Unfortunately, when an accident occurs, the motorcyclist is left far more exposed to injury and fatality than drivers of other larger vehicles.

The Vulnerability of the Motorcyclist

With far less protection, a motorcyclist is far more vulnerable in the case of an accident. Modern motorcycle gear has gotten better over the years but even the best gear and safety precautions employed by a motorcyclist cannot offset the dangers of sharing the road with others who are driving dangerously.

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Accidents that involve motorcycles have been shown to cause triple the amount of injuries and five times more fatalities. This means that victims of motorcycle accidents suffer not only physically but also financially in the way of medical costs and time away from work.

What We Know

Many victims of motorcycle accidents say that things happen so quickly that they didn’t even have a chance to react. In investigating these accidents, we find that the driver who caused the accident typically didn’t

  • Made sudden stops and shifts while driving
  • Tried to make a lane pass that was dangerously close
  • Allow enough safe driving distance between the vehicle and the motorcycle
  • Failed to check rearview and side mirrors and blindspots for a motorcyclist’s presence before making lane changes or turning

Add these to the behaviours that are found in motor vehicle accidents such as distracted driving, drunk driving, speeding and generally not following the rules of the road, and you have a recipe for disaster when it comes to a motorcycle accident. Common injuries of motorcycle accidents include:

  • Road rash
  • Abrasions and lacerations
  • Fractures
  • Orthopaedic injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Back and neck trauma
  • Spinal cord injuries and paralysis
  • Muscle and nerve damage
  • Fatality

A Negligent Driver is Liable for the Costs Associated With Your Injury

When a negligent driver causes injuries to a motorcyclist due to carelessness or wrongful actions, that driver is accountable and financially liable. At Barapp Law Firm, we have represented hundreds of victims get the financial compensation they deserve after a motorcycle accident in Waterdown, St. Thomas, Fort Erie or elsewhere in Ontario.

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If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident, you owe it to yourself to get the legal assistance of a motorcycle accident lawyer in Ontario. At Barapp Law Firm, we are committed to your legal rights and getting the compensation you deserve for your injuries. We have decades of experience dealing with negligent drivers and their insurance companies. We know their tactics and we know how to protect your legal rights.  You don’t have to do this alone. We can help. Call us today for a free consultation. You don’t pay unless we win.