Ottawa Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Ottawa is surrounded by many highways and open roads. As summer wraps up and fall is in full swing, the number of motorcycle drivers decreases. Our spring, summer and fall weather are amazing and allow for more vehicles on the road; in particular , motorcycles. The latest statistics from Statistics Canada show that in 2013 there were 198 motorcyclists fatalities and the percentage of fatalities and serious injuries by road user class was 10.3% fatalities and 11.6 % serious injuries. The Globe and Mail also reported that Motorcycle riders in Canada are at least 15 times more likely to be involved in a crash than automobile drivers. Are you surprised by this statistic ? Our Ottawa injury lawyer aren’t.
It goes without saying that most motorcycle accidents result in very serious injuries. Motorcyclists are a lot less protected when it comes to accidents. Sometimes, even at slower speeds, a motorcycle accident can result in very serious injuries. Our Ottawa injury lawyers often receive calls and requests for free consultations. Often times it is tricky to determine who is at fault, what will insurance cover and what compensation motorcycle drivers are entitled to. One of our Ottawa injury lawyers recently settled a motorcycle accident case.
Injuries Resulting From Accident:
Our client “SH” was a 58 year old male from Brockville who loved to ride his motorcycle. Unfortunately one day, his ride was like none other. He was on his motorcycle when suddenly the defendant driver turned left in front of him. The accident took place on Highway 17. As a result of the motorcycle accident, SH suffered a fractured femur and tibia requiring open reduction and internal fixation surgeries.
Compensation for Injury:
Our client was an arborist by trade. Unfortunately , the injuries resulting from the motorcycle accident left him unable to work . After mandatory mediation , our Ottawa injury lawyers were able to negotiate on our client’s behalf and reach a very favourable settlement with the insurance company of the driver who had made the left turn in the amount of $265,000.00 on the tort side of his injury lawsuit. On the Ontario Accident Benefits side of the injury lawsuit, SH continues to receive medical benefits and rehabilitation benefits from his insurer in addition to weekly income replacement benefits. Our Ottawa injury lawyers were happy to help SH get the compensation he needed, as well as make sure his future medical needs are being covered.
*Past results are not necessarily indicative of future results and that the amount recovered and other litigation outcomes will vary according to the facts in individual cases.