Riding a motorcycle can be a thrill. Whether you are the driver or passenger, on city streets or a highway, motorcycles offer a unique combination of freedom and mobility. However, motorcycles can be dangerous too. No matter how careful or skillful you are while riding a motorcycle, accidents can happen, and, when they do, they can result in severe injuries or death.
What compensation are you entitled to if you have been a victim of a motorcycle accident?
Anyone injured in a motorcycle accident in Ontario is entitled to no-fault accident benefits through their automobile insurance policy. This means that even if you cause an accident, you are still entitled to accident benefits.
The various accident benefits you may be entitled to include medical and rehabilitation benefits, income replacement benefits, non-earner benefits, and attendant care benefits. If you are deemed to suffer from a “catastrophic impairment”, these benefits are available for life and include additional benefits such as housekeeping and case management services.
If a motorcycle accident has resulted in death, accident benefits provide for funeral expenses, as well as “death benefits” to the surviving spouse and dependants.
In addition to accident benefits, you may also be entitled to commence a “tort” lawsuit against the at-fault party. Compensation from a tort claim includes damages for pain and suffering, past and future loss of income, health care expenses, and housekeeping and gardening expenses.
The family members of an injured victim are also able to commence a “tort” lawsuit, for their loss of care, guidance, and companionship from the injured victim, pursuant to the Family Law Act, R.S.O. 1990 c. F.3.
It is important to note that there is a two year limitation period to start a lawsuit arising from a motorcycle accident. Failing to do so might prevent you from being able to sue.
Why choose Bogoroch & Associates LLP
Our experienced lawyers at Bogoroch & Associates LLP have a proud track record of obtaining exceptional results for accident victims and their families. No matter how complex your claim, our experienced lawyers will advocate vigorously on your behalf and make sure your case is managed effectively and promptly. Our many years of experience and personal commitment will help you get the compensation and benefits you deserve. We will guide you through the justice system with expert knowledge, commitment and compassion, because the only acceptable outcome for us is the best possible settlement for you.
We would say without a doubt that Mr. Bogoroch and his firm were the ultimate. They worked endless hours on my brother’s case, which was very complicated and involved. They did months of research and put their very hearts and souls into it, not to mention their extremely professional abilities.
– JB Family
In the course of the litigation he worked very hard to explore every possible avenue to confirm the seriousness of my injuries and maintained prompt and frequent communication with me in the process. I have recommended him to my clients and will continue to do so without hesitation or reservation.
– Dr. Albert W. Silver
If you or a loved one has been the victim of a motorcycle accident, contact our personal injury lawyers today at 416 599-1700 for a free consultation.
Bogoroch & Associates LLP offers legal services in Toronto, and throughout Ontario, Brampton, Milton, Etobicoke, Markham, Richmond Hill, Scarborough, Mississauga, Ottawa, Vaughan, Hamilton, Burlington, London, and Waterloo. We operate on a contingency fee basis, which means that there are no fees unless we recover money for you.