Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Hamilton
Do you need an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer in the Hamilton area? Swaye Crannie Boyd has successfully been representing the rights of motorcycle accident victims throughout southern Ontario and the Hamilton area, ranking us among Ontario and Canada's most experienced and enduring personal injury law firms.
Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Hamilton
Do You Need A Motorcycle Accident Lawyer?
Whether a motorcycle, moped, motor scooter or motorized bicycle, motorcycles and motorcycle accidents account for 10% of all motor vehicle fatalities in the province of Ontario, including in the Hamilton region, though motorcycles comprise only 2% of motorized vehicles on the road.
Statistically, most motorcycle accidents happen in the summer – as with most car accidents – with July being the most dangerous month for motorcycle fatalities. Summer months are also more likely to be driving months for motorcycle enthusiasts versus winter, as the weather is typically more favorable.
If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident, the sooner you speak to an experienced personal injury lawyer like Hamilton area law firm Swaye Crannie Boyd, the better your chances of ensuring you receive whatever you are entitled to. A personal injury lawyer experienced in motorcycle accident claims and cases can also help navigate through the resulting insurance and medical quagmire that can often accompany this stressful time.
Motorcycle Accident Facts & Figures
According to sources including The Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and the University of Hamilton, if a motorcycle accident causes injury, those injuries will generally be ten times more severe than injuries that typically result from a serious car accident. The most common motorbike accident injuries include traumatic head injuries which can include concussion or brain damage; road rash, muscle damage which may be permanent, “biker’s arm” – severe damage from the natural inclination to put your arms out in front of you to protect the rest of your body -- and leg injuries that can vary from nerve, skin and muscle damage to shattered bones. The medical costs due to a motorcycle accident are typically six times those of a car accident and can include not only immediate medical costs, but rehabilitation or ongoing permanent care.
Hamilton area personal injury law firm Swaye Crannie Boyd has been serving Southern Ontario for over 50 years ranking us among Ontario Canada's most established, experienced and enduring personal injury law firms with proven experience in handling motorcycle accident cases and claims.
Have You Been Hurt In A Motorcycle Accident?
If you have been in a motorcycle accident not resulting in serious injury or death, it is generally handled through insurance in Ontario and will not involve a lawsuit. If there is damage to the vehicles, it is always in your best interest to call the police who will advise whether they will attend the scene of the motorcycle accident or whether you should report to a vehicle Collision Reporting Centre to report the accident and file the necessary paperwork work required for an insurance claim.
If you have been involved in a vehicular accident including a motorbike or motorcycle in the Hamilton area, try to keep a comprehensive, written incident report of your own that includes the date, time and specific location of the accident; who was involved, their address, license number, plate number, vehicle owner and insurance company; any witness information including name, address, phone number email and license plate; and any statements made by the other driver at the scene.
Any digital documentation of the motorcycle or motorbike accident scene and surrounding area, including weather conditions may also be helpful for you, your insurance company and your personal injury lawyer should one be required.
There may however be instances when personal injury accident claims can be initiated for compensation above and beyond basic insurance coverage. These can include pain and suffering, loss of income and earning ability, health costs, home care and maintenance, family member claims, caregiver benefits and death benefits and funeral costs.
There are also circumstances where it may be possible to sue for compensation in addition to your basic insurance coverage for a motorcycle accident by suing the driver who was responsible for the accident. It is always in your best interest to contact a personal injury lawyer familiar and experience with motorcycle accidents to determine the best path forward.
Confidential Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Consultation
Should you require the professional services of a personal injury lawyer relating to a motorcycle accident anywhere in Southern Ontario, including Hamilton, Toronto, Brantford, Burlington, Oshawa, Whitby, Oakville and St. Catharines, contact personal injury law firm Swaye Crannie Boyd. We are here and happy to help and we ensure you don’t pay until you win. Please don’t hesitate to contact Swaye Crannie Boyd at 905-524-2861 for a confidential consultation.