The actual causes of a motorcycle accident may not be immediately apparent, but are often complicated by a series of issues and events. Most accidents happen quickly and require hours of investigation to sort out. Insurance companies may be reluctant to honour claims or they may push for quick settlement in order to minimize payouts. It is important to have someone representing your best interest to ensure fair compensation. If you or someone you know has been involved in a motorcycle accident, call the Scott Furlong Ford Motorcycle Accident Lawyers to learn and assess your options.
What are the statistics?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention site head and torso injuries as the most common non fatal injuries suffered by motorcyclists in a crash. This includes concussions, traumatic brain injuries, neck injuries and spinal cord injuries
The Traffic Injury Foundation says that in a crash the likelihood of death is 14 times more likely for a motorcyclist than for someone in a vehicle. The cause of death is most often a head injury.
Why do motorcycle accidents happen?
Motorcycles are small compared with other vehicles on the roads and highways. Many highway vehicle crashes are caused because a driver simply failed to see the motorcyclist until it was too late. All drivers deal with the challenges of the highway including:
- Wild animals darting into the roadway
- Drunk driving
- Careless driving
- Failure to comply with road signs
- Road construction
- Weather conditions causing slippery roadways or poor visibility
- Distracted Driving IE: cell phone usage
Any of the above challenges are compounded exponentially when riding a motorcycle. With only 2 wheels on the road instead of 4 and with no protection other than a helmet and wearable gear, there is little room for error on anyone’s behalf. When someone is injured or killed due to some one else’s careless or negligent behavior, the guilty person may be charged with negligence and liable for damages to the injured person.
Medical care may be ongoing
Unexpectedly, a motorcycle accident can change an entire life, forever. Serious injuries including head, brain and spinal cord injuries require prompt and ongoing medical care. If working and making an income is no longer an option, bills still must be paid. If your injury was caused by the carelessness of someone else, you have rights to compensation for your suffering.
Time Limits Pertain
As soon as possible after receiving medical care the injured person or his family is advised to get in touch with an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer. Scott Furlong Ford motorcycle accident lawyers represent clients with the highest degree of specialized knowledge and expertise in order to protect client interests and win the best possible outcome.
The Scott Furlong Ford personal injury lawyers service clients throughout the areas of Oshawa, Bowmanville, Whitby, Pickering and the greater Durham Region.
There is no fee for your initial consultation. Serious personal injury clients are supported financially and cases are represented without charge until settlement has been made and damages secured.