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New rules limit ability to claim for catastrophic injuries

A change in the rules of auto insurance has cost at least one victim millions of dollars and could cause the same problem for you if you're looking to seek catastrophic injury compensation in Ontario. An Oct. 11 news report states that a man involved in a serious car accident suffered severe injuries and should have received more than he was able to collect. He received $86,000 as compensation, but had he crashed just 12 hours earlier, he would have been eligible for up to $2 million.

Tips for driving a motorcycle safer on the roads

As a motorcyclist, you know that you have some of the responsibility to keep yourself safe on the roads. You need to watch the speed at which you travel, making sure not to go too fast against current weather conditions or beyond your abilities. If you drive at night or dust, it's more likely for wild animals to be about, so slowing down can keep you safer.

Tips for staying safe while riding a motorcycle

There are a few safety tips you can use to stay safe on a motorcycle. For instance, choose to stay as visible as possible. That might mean wearing a bright helmet or bright clothing, equipping your motorcycle with auxiliary lighting, or even riding closer to the center line, so you can be seen more easily.

Are motorcyclists at a higher risk on the roads?

The way drivers interact on the roads makes a big difference in how many people get home safely. There are certain groups of motor vehicle drivers who are more likely to be hurt or killed when other drivers aren't obeying the rules of the road. These are most commonly motorcyclists, who have fewer protections against injuries caused when they crash with another vehicle.

Motorcycle fatality facts for Ontario

A report from Canada states that motorcycle deaths could be at an all-time high in 2014 onward, as the number of people killed in motorcycling accidents has increased substantially each year. In 2014, 26 riders were killed before August in Ontario alone. If you've been hurt or lost a loved one, these statistics may help you make your case for compensation.

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