The Ontario road safety annual report (ORSAR) estimates that more than 80,000 collisions result in personal injury or death each year. Distracted or impaired drivers, perilous weather conditions and vehicular malfunctions can cause dangerous accidents, putting motorists, pedestrians and cyclists at risk. Motor vehicle accidents occur off-road too, with snowmobile, ATV and boat collisions adding to province-wide injury statistics.
The serious injuries arising from these collisions can be life changing. It can be difficult to understand your legal options after a motor vehicle accident (MVA). Insurance notifications and claims made to the province or municipality are time sensitive, which means motor vehicle accident victims need to be prompt and professional when taking action. The stress of doing this on your own can be overwhelming. Oatley Vigmond can help.
Our team of motor vehicle accident advisers will ensure that your case is in full compliance with legal protocols and that all deadlines are met. We work hard to secure the settlement you deserve and will not collect legal fees unless your motor vehicle accident claim is successful.
Failing to understand your legal options after a motor vehicle accident can make a difficult situation even worse. Insurance notifications and claims made to the province or municipality are time sensitive, which means motor vehicle accident victims need to be prompt and professional when taking action.
The stress of doing this on your own can be overwhelming, but Oatley Vigmond can help. Call now at 1-888-662-2481 for a free consultation or visit our contact page to learn more.
Examples of Motor Vehicle Accidents include:
ATV and Dirt Bike Accidents
Boundless trails and wilderness make ATVing and dirt biking popular choices for Ontario’s outdoor enthusiasts. While these off-road vehicles are mainly used for recreational purposes, if involved in an accident, the operator can suffer serious or fatal injury.
Not all motor vehicle accident victims get hurt behind the wheel. For over 40 years, bicycle accident victims and their families have relied on us to secure their care and compensation.
During the summer months, our lakes are teeming with motorboats, sailboats and personal watercraft. Unfortunately, hundreds of people are seriously or fatally injured on Ontario’s waters in boating mishaps every year.
Car and Truck Accidents
Our accident benefits specialists are former insurance adjusters which gives them a unique perspective and advantage of how to manage an accident benefits claim through the insurance company.
Dangerous Roadway Accidents
Poor weather conditions, poorly maintained roads and inadequate application of salt and sand can all lead to dangerous road conditions. Weather aside, there is no excuse for unsafe driving conditions. In cases involving a single vehicle accident, or any case involving poor road conditions, you may not think you have any legal options. Fortunately, at Oatley Vigmond, we can help.
According to The Ontario Ministry of Transportation, three people are injured every day in motorcycle accidents in Ontario. The vulnerability of the driver combined with the high speeds amplify the risk and severity of injuries in a motorcycle accident. A victim can lose their life, or be left to cope with traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, serious orthopaedic injuries and amputation.
Many motorists do not keep a proper lookout for pedestrians. Pedestrians are vulnerable to the most serious injuries including brain injuries, spinal cord injuries and devastating orthopaedic injuries.
According to the Canadian Institute for Health Information, snowmobile crashes are the most common cause of severe injuries for winter recreation activities. Modern snowmobiles can travel at speeds of well over 120 km per hour. It can take over 270 feet to stop a snowmobile travelling at just 72 km per hour. While snowmobiling is a fun activity, it can also be very dangerous.
Uninsured Driver Accidents
Pursuing a lawsuit against an uninsured driver is a complex matter. Many lawyers struggle to understand how to properly advance a claim against an uninsured driver. At Oatley Vigmond we have successfully handled hundreds of uninsured driver claims.
Victim of Drunk Driving Accidents
At Oatley Vigmond, we know that drunk driving victims require immediate and ongoing support, and we ensure our team is prepared to assist you with in all aspects of your recovery, from constructing a case to completing everyday household duties.
In Ontario, you have the right to sue at-fault drivers for damages suffered as a result of your motor vehicle accident. These damages include not only pain and suffering, but also claims for future care and economic losses. Depending on the nature of your injuries, your family members may also have the right to sue those at fault for damages.
Many people remain unaware of their legal options in accidents involving no other vehicles. Though some assume no legal recourse is available in these circumstances, the Oatley Vigmond team can help. The authority with jurisdiction over the road is exposed to liability when it permits a road to be in a state that is unsafe for drivers exercising ordinary care. Poor weather conditions, poorly-maintained roads, and inadequate application of salt and sand can all lead to dangerous road conditions, and the municipality, county, or province can be held accountable for neglecting these driving hazards.
Even if you are technically at fault, our motor vehicle accident benefit specialists can help. Formerly employed in the insurance industry, our specialists have the insight and experience needed to secure statutory accident benefits for injury victims. Statutory accident benefits give you access to the rehabilitative and medical support services needed to recover from your injuries.