Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle Accidents

Although not common all year-round, there are many people who choose to use motorcycles as their mode of transportation. This is especially true in the summertime, when the weather is beautiful out and a substantial amount of individuals choose to use a motorcycle to get around the city. We know and understand the dangers that arise out of the use of a motorcycle, not only for the drivers themselves, but also for the pedestrians and other motor vehicle drivers around.

We are often unaware how dangerous motorcycles can be and how often a serious accident could occur, causing not only physical injuries – but cognitive as well. If you or your loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident, it’s best that you seek the advice of a qualified and competent personal injury lawyer.

Accident Benefits

In Ontario, motorcycle riders can make a claim for accident benefits against their own insurance policy, under Ontario’s ‘no fault’ insurance. The accident benefits to which you may be entitled are defined in Ontario’s Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule (SABS). In a motorcycle accident, you will be entitled to Accident Benefits, such as:

  • Medical and rehabilitation expenses
  • Income replacement benefit
  • Non-earner benefit
  • Housekeeping benefit
  • Attendant care benefit
  • Caregiver benefit

Tort Claim

If a negligent driver is responsible for your accident, the victim is also allowed to sue them for damages. The purpose of damages is to allow the injured person to return to the same position that they were in before they became injured. Accident victims may be entitled to the following damages:

Pain and suffering (non-pecuniary damages)

  • This is an amount of compensation awarded to an injured person for the loss of enjoyment of life.

Financial losses (pecuniary damages)

  • Injured persons are entitled to receive compensation for financial costs that pertained from their injury which covers:
    • Past and future income
    • Medical and rehabilitation expenses
    • Housekeeping expenses
    • Out-of-pocket expenses

Let us help you or your loved ones. We will attend to all our legal needs while you or your loved ones focus on the physical and cognitive recovery following the accident.

At Azimi Law we cannot make things the way that they were prior to a motorcycle accident, but we are here to take the leading role in helping you and your loved one receive compensation for the unfortunate or unexpected losses that the accident caused.

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