The promise of freedom the open road represents is rarely as powerful as it is on a motorcycle. Being ‘in the wind’ is an incredible experience – a mix of the exhilaration of liberty and the thrill of speed. There is a price to be paid for that experience in a greater danger for the rider than they would normally face inside the shell of a four wheeled road vehicle. It’s a price many motorcyclists are willing to pay every day but the acceptance of risk does not mean rights to compensation after injury are somehow waived.
Things to Remember
If you are injured on a motorcycle make sure to seek medical help immediately and inform the police to fill out a report. Take pictures of any injuries as well as any damage to your motorcycle. Once you’re recovering consider the situation and the severity of your injuries. Was another driver’s failure to operate their vehicle safely the cause of your injuries? If so you may have a case to go after fair recompense for the damage done to yourself and your vehicle, as well as any income lost during your recovery to full health.
If you are unable to meet with an attorney right away make sure not to admit fault in any legal documents or to police. Also obtain a copy of any medical documentation that shows the severity of your injuries as well as what treatment you needed to undergo in order fix any issues including surgery and physiotherapy.
It’s always best in these situation to retain a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible so you can be guided through the legal process. There is no reason not to seek compensation for your injuries if you have been wronged in a way that caused you serious harm. If you’ve been harmed in a motorcycle or any other motor vehicle accident call Conte & Associates at 1-877-614-0008. Based in Vaughan and Whitby, Conte & Associates works with clients in Whitby/Oshawa, and in the following cities in Ontario: Oshawa, Ajax, Pickering, Clarington, Newcastle, Courtice, Bowmanville, Newcastle, Port Perry, Belleville, and Peterborough.