Steer Clear of Personal Injury on a Motorcycle
Our Hamilton personal injury lawyers have seen broken bones, head injuries, orthopedic injuries, spinal cord injuries, and joint damage in motorcycle accident victims. You can’t always avoid a painful recovery process and a personal injury claim, but Hamilton personal injury lawyers know the common reasons for motorcycle accidents. If you could avoid getting into one yourself, wouldn’t that be the better option?
Motorcycle crash avoidance measures include:
Obey the Law and Be Educated
Personal injury law firms will look to see if you’ve obeyed the laws when reviewing your case. Ontario has several laws governing motorcyclists, include a legal requirement to have two lamps – one white lamp at the front end, a red lamp at the rear and an illuminated license plate. If you’re riding a motorcycle with a side car, it too must have a lit lamp on each side of its front end. Helmets are required if you operate or ride a motorcycle on a public roadway, and each helmet must have a securely fastened chin strap in accordance with regulations.
The Ministry of Transportation forbids drivers with a Level One license to carry passengers and even Level Two licensees are encouraged not to unless they are experienced riders. You’ll learn about all these regulations and more from the Canada Safety Council Motorcycle Training Program. It covers tasks to do before you start and education on urban riding, traction control, balance and braking, speed control at low and high speeds, and how to behave in traffic. The program has been in place since 1974 and an online program was introduced in 2012. Training has been mandatory in Ontario since 2000.
Need the Help of Experienced Accident Lawyers?
Have you obeyed the law and received all the necessary training, but have become a victim of a motorcycle accident? Hamilton based Mackesy Smye Law Firm has some of the best personal injury lawyers in Ontario, who are here to assess your personal injury claim and guide you through the entire process. Our accident lawyers will prosecute your case even if your claim has been denied, so call today for your free consultation.
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