Toronto Motorcycle Accident Lawyers on Motorcycle Safety
Experienced attorneys helping those who need it the most
As a motorcyclist, you always face the risk of negligent drivers. They can easily cause a motorcycle accident that leaves you injured and has a significant impact on your life. You deserve compensation after being hurt in a crash. Recovering compensation can be a complicated process.
One of the reasons is that insurance companies tend to think motorcyclists are reckless and irresponsible. The experienced motorcycle accident lawyers at Smitiuch Injury Law know that just isn’t true. The majority of motorcyclists we have met are very responsible and are safe operators on the road.
There are some simple steps that all motorcyclists can take to protect themselves. For example:
Use protective gear – Motorcyclists are required by law to wear helmets when they ride. Helmets can help protect your head if there is an accident. Wearing leather or denim can also provide some protection. Wearing full-fingered leather gloves are recommended. Also wear motorcycle boots that have adequate foot and ankle support.
Keep your bike maintained – Change the oil and brake pads regularly, following manufacturer's recommendations. Check your tire pressure and chain tension often. Monitor fluid levels.
Be alert to blind spots – The drivers of cars and trucks have blind spots in their vision. These blind spots are usually located in the rear quarter section of their vehicles. If you are driving behind a car or truck, it’s safest to assume that the driver can’t see you.
Adjust to conditions – Following the speed limit is fine under normal conditions but if there is road construction, high winds or heavy rain, slow down as needed.
Stay sober and alert – Having a few drinks or operating on little sleep can take its toll. We are less likely to make good decisions and have slower reaction times. If you’ve been drinking or are feeling very tired, it’s safest to stay off the road.
Take extra care at intersections – There can be a lot of traffic and activity at busy intersections. Drivers may not see you, or they may fail to yield the right of way. It’s a safe practice to assume other drivers don’t see you. Take extra care when making turns.
Take a motorcycle safety course – Even if you are an experienced motorcyclist, you can learn new things and sharpen existing skills. The Ministry of Transportation has a list of approved motorcycle safety courses.
If you are hurt in a motorcycle accident, our lawyers build strong cases that hold negligent parties accountable. Cases that insurance companies can’t ignore. We know how to fight back against insurance company tactics to limit your compensation to help you recover the financial compensation you deserve.
Clients are at the centre of everything we do here. We can connect you with medical professionals and other specialists to make sure you are getting the care you need. We take your case seriously and are committed to helping you get the best possible outcome.