Motorcycle Accidents

Accident with a Car and a motorbike

We understand how traumatic a motorcycle accident can be to people involved as well as to their loved ones. You are entitled to compensation, not just for your injury, but also for current and future wage loss, suffering, ongoing care and rehabilitation.

Every case at Sal Guzzo LL.B. Professional Corporation is handled in a professional and timely manner. Our goal is to serve the best interests of the client by obtaining just and reasonable compensation either by proceeding to trial or by reaching a favourable settlement.

Step by Step Instructions

1

Stop and assess the situation to ensure you and anyone with you is not hurt.

2

Call 911. If seriously hurt and unable to do so ask someone to call 911.

3

Get as much information from everyone at the accident scene including any witnesses.

4

Write down the plate numbers of the vehicles involved in the accident, names of anyone involved, insurance policy numbers and as much information as you can.

5

Use your phone or a mobile device with a camera to take pictures of the damage to your vehicle and any other vehicle involved in the accident.

6

Only speak to a police officer, fireman or any other authorities that come to the scene. Avoid talking with people you don’t know and do not take any advice from them.

7

Review the police report and make sure all of the information is accurate. Ensure all the details like your name and address are clearly written to help you to organize your case.

8

Notify your insurance company immediately of the accident .You have seven days to notify your car insurer of your intention to apply for accident benefits.

9

Call Sal Guzzo, LL.B. Professional Corporation immediately at 1-855-905-9222, arrange for your free consultation appointment; clarify all your concerns and doubts. You have up to three years to start a claim but if you wait until the end you might not collect all the evidence you need to build your case and get the compensation you deserve.

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We will explain all of your rights to you clearly so you understand them in our initial consultation with you. This will be followed by a meeting with one our associate lawyers at which point you will be asked to sign a retainer if you wish to continue with the proceedings on your behalf.

Personal Assessment

WHO OR WHAT CAN BE INVOLVED IN A MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT?
  • Vehicles
  • Bicycle
  • Pedestrians
  • Wild Life (Animals)
  • Objects
WHAT ARE THE MAIN CAUSES OF MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENTS?
  • Defective Motorcycle
  • Distractions
  • Rider Behaviour
  • Rider Skill/ Impairment
  • Negligence Maintanence
  • Road design
  • Road Environment
  • Roadway Hazards
  • Speed of Operation
  • Vehicle design
  • Weather conditions

Recommendations

1

Keep your personal identification information updated at all times i.e. Rider’s license, insurance, address, phone number, etc.

2

Use your helmet and any other safety gear at all times. Even if you are riding a short distance it is required by law.

3

Do not drink and ride your motor cycle under any circumstances.

4

Do not ride if you feel tired or ride for long periods without stopping. It is recommended you stop every 3 hours to stretch your body and rest for a few minutes for longer excursions.

5

Obey and follow all the roads signs.

6

Be cautious all the time. It is easy to get distracted.

7

Do not use your phone or any other mobile device while you are riding. Your full attention and focus should be on the road at all times.

8

If in an accident it is recommended that you visit your family doctor as a precaution. Often you might not feel injured at the time of the accident, however, in some cases your injuries may surface a day or two after the accident took place.

9

Do not drive aggressively. If someone is in a rush or tailgating you, let the vehicle pass by safely switching lanes to avoid a collision from taking place.

10

By law your vehicle should have a third party liability insurance policy.

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