Motor vehicle accidents are the cause of thousands of very serious injuries in Ontario every year. Motorcycle accidents frequently cause the accident victim severe injuries since the motorcycle riders have much less protection than other vehicles on the road.
In Ontario motorcycle accident victims have the ability to receive compensation from the same two sources as any other motor vehicle involved in an accident. The first being No-Fault Accident Benefits from their own insurance company and a tort claim from the insurance company of the at-fault party in the accident. To have a tort claim you must not be 100% responsible for the accident.
No-Fault Accident Benefits allow for quick access to benefits for lost income, attendant care, paying for help performing household maintenance and caregiving activities. It also allows the patient to have quick access to rehabilitation such as chiropractic, physiotherapy, acupuncture and massage therapy services. The benefits are available when the proper paperwork is filed with your own insurance company. There are time limitations for application of benefits, missing deadlines or filing improper paperwork may cause you to loose or restrict your right to benefits. Different levels of benefits are available to motorcycle accident victims, depending on the level of impairment one has suffered. The process can be overwhelming and complicated for the average individual, and something an experienced personal injury lawyer can help assist with.
The tort claim is typically paid by the at-fault person’s insurer. You may be entitled to compensation for pain and suffering, housekeeping and caregiving expenses, future care costs, loss of income, loss of competitive advantage and future care costs. To be eligible for full compensation you must meet the threshold test in Ontario. There are time limitations for filing a claim against the at-fault party, missing those deadlines may cause you to loose that right.
Assessing the value of your motorcycle accident claim requires the experience and expertise of an experienced personal injury lawyer. Call Mario Cariati to get a free consultation about your rights in this complex process.
Our personal injury lawyers have helped thousands of motorcycle accident victims recover compensation for their injuries. Our no win-no fee policy ensures you that our interests are aligned with yours.
The personal injury lawyers at Cariati Law Firm have helped thousands of motorcycle accident victims recover compensation for their injuries. Our no win-no fee policy ensures you that our interests are aligned with yours.