Brampton Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Riding a motorcycle can be a liberating and exhilarating activity. Unfortunately, it can also be extremely dangerous. When the operators of larger passenger vehicles engage in negligent behaviour behind the wheel, bikers in Brampton can be killed in fatal motorcycle collisions.
Due to the great difference in vehicle sizes and available safety features, motorcycle riders involved in collisions with cars, trucks, or buses are much more likely to sustain serious injuries than the operator of the passenger vehicle. Many motorcycle accident survivors sustain catastrophic injuries that permanently impact their overall qualities of life.
According to the Ontario Highway Traffic Act, anyone who operates a motor vehicle on the province’s roads and highways must do so in consideration of the safety of all other road-users, including motorcycle riders. Unfortunately, drivers in Brampton frequently engage in unsafe, inconsiderate behaviour on the road, putting the very lives of other community members at risk.
Examples of driver negligence that frequently leads to fatal or injurious motorcycle accidents in Brampton include:
- Changing lanes without signaling
- Street racing / stunt driving
- Texting while driving
- Ignoring traffic signs/signals
- Driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs
- And more
If you were injured in a collision as the result of another driver’s negligence, depending on the severity of your injuries and the impact they have on your life, our Brampton motorcycle accident lawyers may be able to help you pursue compensation for both pecuniary and non-pecuniary damages.
Pecuniary (or, “economic”) damages refer to easily calculable expenses you have incurred or will incur in the future as a direct result of the injuries you have sustained. Examples might include medical expenses, lost income due to an inability to work, reduced future earning capabilities, rehabilitation costs, and more. Non-pecuniary damages are more difficult to tabulate, but have serious impacts on a catastrophically injured motorcycle accident victim;s quality of life. Examples of non-pecuniary damages you might be able to recover after sustaining catastrophic injuries in a motorcycle accident include pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and other difficult-to-quantify damages.
All motorcycle riders are required to carry mandatory insurance that includes coverage for no-fault accident benefits. That means, no matter which party was responsible for the collision, injured accident survivors should be able to recover accident benefits to help offset the costs of expenses incurred as a result of the injuries they have sustained. Unfortunately, these benefits are not always sufficient to cover an injured motorcycle accident victim’s total losses, especially if they have sustained catastrophic injuries. What’s more, since insurance companies often harbour an unfair prejudice against motorcycle riders, injured motorcyclists often complain of receiving settlement amounts that are far lower than what they deserve.
To learn how our motorcycle accident lawyers serving Brampton may be able to help you recover the compensation to which you should be fairly entitled, call 1-800-JUSTICE and book a free initial consultation with Preszler Injury Lawyers.
Contact Our Brampton Motorcycle Accident Lawyers Today
Our motorcycle accident lawyers serving Brampton are passionate about helping injured members of the local community receive the compensation they deserve. To take advantage of your free initial consultation and discuss legal options for financial recovery that might be available to you, contact our Brampton motorcycle accident lawyers today.