Of all the possible accidents, the hit-and-run accident is often the one that grabs the most headlines and attention. Society tends to accept that motorcycle accidents do happen but, not taking proper measures and responsibility when you have been involved in a motorcycle accident is seen as a slap in the face to our moral conventions. Not only is it a criminal offence in Ontario to flee the scene of an accident, it also puts an added, unneeded strain on the victims of the accident, who often have enough to deal with financially, physically and emotionally.
If you have been involved or injured in a motorcycle collision and a victim of a hit and run, it presents some major challenges. Often you are dealing with serious injuries and health issues, which should always be the number one priority of any accident victim. In addition to this there is the added burden of trying to remember what happened and providing details to help apprehend the hit and run offender. If at all possible, do your best to remember as much about the accident and the vehicle that caused this accident as possible. Sometimes the smallest detail can be the most important. If your injuries do not permit you to remember, do not worry. The Ottawa Police and OPP, as well as crime scene investigators will use witnesses and evidence left at the scene to find and bring to justice this criminal offender.
It is important to remember that you are a victim of a crime. As soon as possible you or someone you trust should contact a qualified personal injury lawyer to understand your rights and start working towards the compensation you are entitled to. The person responsible for your accident could be held liable for any and all of the following.
- Medical bills and expenses
- Loss of personal income (both time and wages)
- Therapy and continuing treatment
- Pain and suffering
- Psychological damage
If you or a loved one has been involved in a hit and run motorcycle accident in Ottawa or within
Ontario it is important to know your rights. Please check out the following website https://ahinjurylaw.com/ or contact the personal injury lawyers of Auger Hollingsworth at 613 233-4529 for a free, professional legal consultation.