Toronto Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Have you been injured in a motorcycle accident in Ontario? The law gives you just one week to alert your insurance company of your injury. Further, you’ll have just 30 days to file an Application for Accident Benefits after receiving the application.
Did you also know that you have only 120 days to notify the at-fault driver of your intention to sue and only two years to file a lawsuit against the at-fault driver for your pain and suffering, lost wages, and other expenses and that missing this limitation period may prejudice you for the rest of your life.
The law does not care if you were unaware of these deadlines – they apply to every motor vehicle accident. Toronto motorcycle accident lawyers focus on helping their clients meet all deadlines and fight for the compensation they deserve. They have represented thousands of accident victims, like you, who have suffered serious or debilitating injuries.
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident or a Vespa accident, there is hope. At the Preszler Law Firm, our motorcycle accident attorney in Toronto have represented thousands of people who have suffered serious injuries. We’ll also work with you to understand the details of your motorcycle accident, including:
- The cause of the collision
- The nature of your injuries
- How your life has been affected by the accident
Our investigations enable us to build a comprehensive claim that will account for your post-accident needs and financial burdens. After a motorcycle accident, you likely want to know:
- Can I sue the driver who caused the accident?
- What should I do with these forms from the insurance company?
- How much money am I entitled to?
Our Toronto motorcycle accident attorneys are prepared to answer all of your questions with confidence.
Filing a Claim
If you weren’t at fault for the accident, you have two options for financial recovery: a tort claim and an Accident Benefits claim.
A tort claim allows you to sue a negligent (at fault) driver for your pain and suffering, lost wages, past and future lost income, future health care expenses and out-of-pocket expenses like home maintenance and other related services.
Accident Benefits (“No-Fault Benefits”) are available to you regardless of who was at fault for your motorcycle accident. Current guidelines – effective September 1, 2010 – reduce the available Accident Benefits under your motorcycle insurance policy:
- Income Replacement Benefits – up to $400 per week
- Attendant Care Benefits – up to $3,000 per month up to a maximum of $36,000.00 for no longer than 2 years
- Medical and Rehabilitation Benefits – up to $50,000 total for a period of no more than 10 years
- Non-earner benefit of $185
If you suffered catastrophic injury (such as loss of limb or a traumatic brain injury) you may be eligible for significantly enhanced benefits for life. A Toronto motorcycle accident lawyer can offer you a better understanding of your eligible benefits based on the facts of your case.
The Preszler Law Firm can help you at any stage of the claims process — even if you have already submitted your Application for Accident Benefits. Your insurer may try to place your injuries under the “Minor Injury Guideline.” This reduces your potential Medical and Rehabilitation Benefits from $50,000 to $3,500 and limits the availability to attendant care. At the Preszler Law Firm, we fight for our client’s right to all necessary treatment and care.
Contacting a Motorcycle Lawyer
Our Toronto motorcycle accident lawyers can help you pursue compensation from the driver at fault for your motorcycle accident. Even if you choose to file a tort claim, you must also file an Accident Benefits claim. Only then can we initiate the lawsuit against the person or parties who caused your accident.
For more than 50 years, the Preszler Law Firm has successfully prosecuted approximately 12,000 serious personal injury claims. We’ve recovered hundreds of millions of dollars on behalf of victims of serious personal injury. We don’t claim to be the best – we allow our results to speak for us.