Whenever automobiles and motorcycles collide in Ontario, the bike riders — and their passengers — typically suffer the most severe injuries. With all the modern features that protect motorists in car accidents, crashes with motorcycles, which offer no protection, often cause severe or fatal injuries to the bikers. However, with the effort of both car and bike operators, catastrophes might be prevented.
Motorcycle riders should wear bright or reflective clothing and avoid riding in the blind spots of drivers. Smart bikers use signals to make sure drivers can anticipate their moves, and they do not assume that drivers have seen them without making eye contact. Motorcycle riders and their passengers must wear approved helmets, avoid speeding and riding while impaired. The bike must be approved for carrying passengers.
However, motorists also play a part in the safe sharing of the road with motorcycles. Authorities say most car vs. motorcycle accidents occur in intersections due to failure to yield and/or driver distractions. Drivers often misjudge the speed of oncoming motorcycles, and bikes might be closer than they seem.
Victims of motorcycle vs. car accidents in Ontario might have questions about their legal rights and the possibility of recovering damages. If the negligence of a motorist caused the crash, the injured victims likely have grounds to pursue financial relief through the civil justice system of the province. With the support and guidance of an experienced personal injury lawyer, medical expenses, lost income and other financial losses might be recovered along with pain and suffering and other emotional damages.