Toronto Motorcycle Accident Caused by Negligence Lawyers
If you were hurt in a motorcycle accident caused by someone else’s negligent actions, the lawyers of Mazin & Associates, PC can help you. Being in a motorcycle accident is a traumatic experience that can leave the victim and their family dealing with many short- and long-term consequences. Data shows that motorcyclists in Canada are three times more likely to be injured in an accident than other motorists. If you have been the victim of a motorcycle accident, you are likely suffering both physically and emotionally, and the accident may not even have been your fault. Many accidents occur due to another driver’s negligence. If you or a loved one was injured while riding your motorcycle because of another party’s negligence, contact the highly qualified lawyers at Mazin & Associates, PC by calling (416) 625-2122 today.
At Mazin & Associates, PC, we can help you get the compensation you deserve for your injuries and suffering. While we know that money cannot undo the harm you suffered as a result of your accident, compensation can help alleviate other stresses and allow you time to heal. Victims of motorcycle accidents commonly suffer from very serious injuries, such as head trauma, spinal cord and neck trauma, broken bones, severe bruising, painful road rash, torn ligaments, paralysis, and other issues.
If someone else’s negligent actions caused a serious injury accident, contact the experienced motorcycle accident caused by negligence lawyers at Mazin & Associates, PC today for help by calling (416) 625-2122, filling out a contact form, or starting an online chat now.
Motorcycle Accident Facts
In Canada, the number of motorcycle accidents and resulting fatalities and injuries has consistently been on the rise since 2012. According to Transport Canada’s National Collision Database, while 175 motorcyclists died due to accidents in 2012, that number was up to 207 fatalities by 2016. Accordingly, the percentage of motorcycle fatalities in relation to overall traffic fatalities has also been on the rise, with motorcyclists accounting for 10.9% of all traffic fatalities in 2016 and accounting for 12.9% of all traffic injuries for that same year.
While many individuals enjoy riding their motorcycles for a variety of reasons, the data showing increases in motorcycle accident fatalities and injuries are alarming. To a victim and their family, a motorcycle accident can have a devastating impact physically, emotionally, and financially. In a recent study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, researchers found that treatments for injuries resulting from a motorcycle accident generally cost twice as much as those resulting from other vehicle accidents.
Motorcycle Accidents Caused by Negligence
One of the leading causes of motorcycle accidents is another driver’s negligence. Any individual who operates a motor vehicle has a duty to exercise reasonable care while driving to prevent foreseeable harm to others. A failure to exercise reasonable care that results in harming and causing damages to others amounts to negligence. When another driver is negligent, they may liable for any damages they cause.
Common instances when other drivers behave negligently while driving includes the following:
- Texting or using their phone while driving
- Speeding or driving aggressively
- Failing to signal turns or observe motorcyclists on the road
- Failure to observe traffic lights or stop signs
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed because of another party’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. Knowing how to proceed with a legal claim for negligence can be complicated and is not something you should have to worry about during a time when you and your family are trying to heal. That is why the experienced and compassionate lawyers at Mazin & Associates, PC are here to help. We are here to listen to your story, investigate the cause of the accident, and help you take action against the party responsible for your injuries.
You may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, wages from time missed from work, therapy expenses, short or long-term disability, and for damage to your bike and other personal property. Only an experienced lawyer can tell you what your claim might be worth, so be sure to reach out as soon as possible to discuss your rights. There is a statute of limitations that establishes the window of time you have to file an injury claim, so don’t wait until it is too late to get what you are owed.
At Mazin & Associates, PC, we understand that healing from the physical and emotional trauma of being involved in a motorcycle accident can take time. You should have the financial support you need to recover from your injuries and rebuild your life. If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident because of another driver’s negligence, contact the Toronto motorcycle lawyers of Mazin & Associates, PC today by calling (416) 625-2122.