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Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents in Toronto Common Causes

  • After suffering debilitating injuries in a motorcycle accident, the thought of going to court may be overwhelming. But with the right Toronto motorcycle accident lawyer on your side, you can breathe easier knowing a team of legal professionals are fighting for your right to maximum compensation.

    To begin the claims process, we first need to figure out who is at fault for the accident and your subsequent injuries. You can continue reading to learn more about some of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents in Toronto: driver negligence, dangerous roadways, and defective auto parts.

    Driver Negligence

    One of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents is driver negligence. When drivers engage in unsafe driving practices, they can cause severe accidents. Some of the different kinds of driver negligence include:

    • Speeding
    • Drunk driving
    • Drugged driving
    • Following too closely
    • Failure to stop
    • Failure to use a turn signal
    • Making an illegal turn
    • Road rage
    • Reckless driving
    • Aggressive driving
    • Driving while fatigued
    • Distracted driving

    Negligent drivers can face traffic citations and criminal charges for some of the unsafe driving behaviors listed above. But you can also take action against them. 

    Filing a claim with the liable driver’s auto insurer, or filing a civil lawsuit against them could be your best chance at recovering full compensation for your suffering.

    Dangerous Roadways

    You should be able to drive on the roads of Toronto without worrying the roads are going to crumble underneath the tires of your motorcycle. But broken pavements aren’t the only hazard that could cause serious motorcycle accidents. 

    Potholes that remain unfilled, missing or broken street signs, lamps, or traffic lights, and road construction zones that aren’t properly secured also pose a serious threat to motorcyclists and other drivers. 

    The Toronto Transportation Services Division is responsible for road maintenance in Toronto. The TTSD and other government agencies charged with road safety and maintenance can be held accountable for accidents that occur due to these oversights. 

    Defective Motor Vehicle Parts 

    Car and motor vehicle parts malfunction or have defects regularly. But the manufacturers and distributors of these products have an obligation to catch these defects before they make their way to consumers where they can cause serious injuries. 

    If a faulty or defective part caused your motorcycle accident injuries, you may have grounds for a lawsuit against the maker of the vehicle, the parts manufacturers, the motor vehicle designer, the distributor of the defective parts or vehicle, and several other parties depending on the details of your case. 

    Meet With a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer in Toronto

    If you endured catastrophic injuries in a motorcycle accident and you aren’t sure where to turn for help, call a Toronto motorcycle accident lawyer today. We can help you figure out who is at fault for your accident so you can hold them accountable.

    Schedule a free, no-obligation consultation at Jasmine Daya & Co. when you call our office at 416-967-9100 or visit our website where you can complete our quick contact form.