Each year, tens of thousands of motorcycle accidents occur, with thousands resulting in personal injury and dozens resulting in fatalities. While motorcycles represent only 2.2 percent of more than 30 million registered vehicles throughout Canada, Transport Canada reports that 8.4 percent of all road fatalities are motorcyclists. In rural areas, where the speed limits are higher, the risk of a fatal accident for a motorcyclist is much higher per kilometre than for the driver or passenger of any other motorized vehicle. Often drivers claim they did not see the motorcyclist.
At Littlejohn Barristers in Barrie, our accident lawyers have 25 years of combined experience in personal injury law. We understand how claims resulting from motorcycle accidents are often different from automobile injury claims. Motorcycle accident victims and the families of wrongful death victims can face obstacles in obtaining justice. The best way to ensure that your case is handled fairly and effectively is to engage the services of a law firm with extensive motorcycle claims experience. At Littlejohn Barristers, we have significant motorcycle claims experience, and we fight hard to get the compensation you deserve.
The injuries that result are often more severe than for car accident victims because of the exposed nature of the motorcycles and their smaller size in comparison to other motorized vehicles on the road. Lack of protection, high speed, and greater likelihood for loss of control and collision can cause highly catastrophic injuries. Motorcyclists that survive these collisions can end up with head and spine injuries, fractures and broken bones, pelvis damage, amputations, emotional trauma, and road rash. Often, these injuries required specialized medical care, and the aftermath of the accident increases long-term consequences for the motorcyclist.
Motorcycle accidents can result from a number of causes and can occur to even the most cautious motorcycle rider. A common cause of accidents is when a motor vehicle makes a left-hand turn in front of the motorcycle. Because the motorcycle is small in size, the other driver may miscalculate the motorcycle’s speed or not see it at all. Head-on collisions with motor vehicles are another all too frequent occurrence. The decreased visibility of motorcycles likely plays a role in these collisions. The injuries in head-on collisions are usually very severe for the motorcyclist if the motorcyclist lives on.
At Littlejohn Barristers, we will listen to you carefully and show utmost respect for you as our client. We will thoroughly investigate the situation and use outside experts when necessary to reconstruct the accident or to demonstrate how your life has been affected. Our team can build the strongest possible case for you.
Many motorcycle accident victims in Barrie, Collingwood, Midland and Orillia have trusted our lawyers to obtain compensation for catastrophic injuries, including traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, amputations and other serious and permanent injuries. Our Barrie personal injury lawyers are dedicated to personal injury law cases solely and we only charge fees if we obtain funds for you. For a free initial consultation with a knowledgeable and experienced motorcycle accident lawyer in Barrie, contact us at 705‑725‑7355.
For your convenience, we’re located just minutes from the County Courthouse. Call Littlejohn Barristers today at 705‑725‑7355 to find out how we can help you in your fight for justice. Our office is in Barrie, but our lawyers are proud to serve Midland, Collingwood, Orillia and surrounding Ontario areas.