Ottawa Motorcycle Accident Lawyer, Ontario Motorcycle Accident Lawyer David Hollingsworth
Summer is here and we are starting to see a high number of Ottawa motorcycle accidents and accidents throughout Eastern Ontario in areas such as the highway 401, Alexandria, Arnprior, Belleville, Brockville, Clarence Creek, Cornwall, Embrun, Gananogue, Hawkesbury, Kemptville, Kingston L’Orignal, Morrisburg, Napanee, North Gower, Pembroke, Perth, Peterborough, Picton, Prescott, Renfrew, Richmond, Russell, Smith Falls, and Tweed and all cities, communities, districts, municipalities, regions, towns, townships and villages in between !
A motorcycle is considered to be a motor vehicle so it is important that motorcycle drivers have a valid licence to operate the motorcycle. In the unfortunate event of a catastrophic head injury or spinal injury, your insurance company may limit your accident benefits to improper licensing. In Ontario, a motorcycle is defined as a motor vehicle, and requires a special licence that confers on its owner the legal authorization to operate the vehicle. Otherwise, they might risk a loss of certain accident benefits in the event of a serious Ontario accident or a catastrophic motorcycle accident.
The Ontario’s Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule (SABS), explains that the insurance company has the right to and may exclude certain benefits such income-replacement benefits from coverage if the driver was driving the automobile without a valid driver’s licence.
Motorcycle accidents can cause extremely serious personal injury, including:
- Head Injury -Brain injury, including concussions and other closed head injury
- Spinal cord injury
- Fractures and other orthopedic injury (broken bones)
- Lacerations and abrasions (road rash)
- Permanent physical and emotional scars
If you are hitting the Ontario roads on your motorcycle, please make sure you not only drive safely, protect yourself with equipment and make sure you are properly licensed in the event of an accident. As an Ottawa and Ontario motorcycle accident lawyer, I caution all drivers to be safe out there. I have years of experience in Ontario motorcycle accidents and Ottawa motorcycle accidents. I understand your needs and can help with your personal injury claim and other motorcycle related issues. Call for a free consultation 613 978-9549 or visit www.ottawainjury.ca