Motorcycle riders run a much greater risk of suffering serious injuries than drivers of cars. They’re more likely to be thrown in the impact, and to strike a car, the road or other objects. A 2017 study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal found that bikers are three times more likely to be injured in an accident than a car or truck driver, and that they are ten times more likely to suffer severe injuries.
With 35 years of experience, the trusted lawyers at Miskin Law will help navigate the often complex laws around motorcycle accident claims and get you the compensation you deserve. The following is a brief overview.
As an injured motorcycle rider, you may bring two types of claims. The first is a claim for Accident Benefits (also called no-fault benefits) from your own insurance company, regardless of whether you were at fault. Accident Benefits include coverage for medical and rehabilitation expenses and income loss. It’s possible to apply for these benefits yourself, but it can quickly become complicated, and benefits may be denied. Miskin Law can help you to navigate this claim, and maximize the benefits available to you.
If you were not at fault for the accident, you may also bring a claim against the at-fault driver to recover compensation for pain and suffering, additional past and future income losses, housekeeping expenses, etc. The purpose of this claim is to restore an injured person, to the extent monetarily possible, to the position they were in before the accident. Family members may also bring a claim for “loss of guidance, care and companionship.” Miskin Law can help guide you through the complexities of such a claim, and connect you with the appropriate medical and other experts to help maximize your recovery.
Miskin Law lawyers work on a contingency fee basis. You don’t pay unless money is recovered on your
behalf in a settlement or judgment. Miskin Law will also take care of any up-front expenses, which are typically recovered upon settlement.
Contact our team at Miskin Law today. Your first consultation is free and there is no obligation.