The motorcycle rider and victim of this crash was reported to be a 56 year old man. First and foremost, we offer sincere condolences to the family and friends of the man that was tragically killed in this motorcycle accident.
This motorcycle crash involved a left turning vehicle at an intersection. Intersections are among the most dangerous locations for motorcycle riders. Many motorcycle crashes in Toronto occur when vehicles turn across the path of an approaching motorcycle. Often, the vehicle driver's simply fail to see or recognize the presence of the approaching motorcycle. This Toronto motorcycle fatality is another sad reminder of the importance of making sure the way is clear before proceeding with a turn.
More information would be needed to determine fault for this collision. Nonetheless, many serious motorcycle accidents occur when cars and trucks turn across the path of an approaching motorcycle. Left turn motorcycle accidents are among the most dangerous collisions for the motorcycle rider.
When a loved one is killed in a motorcycle accident involving a left turning vehicle, the family will likely be able to advance a claim against the other involved vehicle for their losses. While there is obviously no adequate compensation available for the loss of a loved one, the law can provide for compensation for some financial and non-pecuniary losses. As long as the other vehicle had insurance at the time of the accident, the claims will typically be investigated, defended and paid by the insurance company.
Among other damages, the members of the deceased’s family may be able to obtain compensation for the loss of guidance, care and companionship of their loved one, as well as loss of services.
Iacobelli Law Firm is dedicated to helping the victims of motorcycle accidents in Toronto and Ontario. If you have lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident, contact a motorcycle accident lawyer for a free consultation. We can answer your questions and help you make informed decisions for the future.