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Ontario Motorcycle Accident Lawyers


Were you Involved in an e-Bike or Motorcycle Accident? We Can Help.

Riding a motorcycle in Ontario requires a special M class license. Motorcycles not only operate differently than a typical vehicle, but they are also often able to reach higher speeds much faster than a typical car or truck. Since motorcycles lack the inherent protection and safety features present in a standard vehicle, the rider is responsible for wearing protective gear to minimize injuries as much as possible in the event of an accident. However, regardless of the precautions taken, motorcycle accidents often result in devastating injuries to the rider.

An e-bike accident can also result in serious injuries, but there are significant differences between a motorcycle and an e-bike that should be understood.


How is an e-Bike Different from a Motorcycle or Bicycle?

The major differences between a motorcycle and an e-bike have to do with the e-bike’s configuration and top speed, as well as the laws surrounding where it can be safely ridden.

  • The typical e-bike can reach speeds of around 80 km/h or 49.71mph. The bike’s speed depends on the wattage of the electric motor.
  • An e-bike is permitted on most residential roads and areas with designated bike lanes, but municipalities can set their own rules with regard to where and when these vehicles can be used.
  • E-Bikes are prohibited in most recreational parks.
  • To legally ride an e-bike, you must be at least 16 years old and wear a helmet, but you don’t require insurance or a license.

Sharing the Roadway

Whether you’re riding a motorcycle, bicycle, or e-bike, riders who share the roadway with cars, trucks, or other vehicles are more likely to suffer serious injuries in an accident.

Strype Injury Law consists of highly experienced trial lawyers who have represented clients in hundreds of trials. We know what it takes to be successful in proving liability in motorcycle or e-bike accidents.

Our lawyers will examine every aspect of the case and work with a highly experienced team of medical professionals to obtain the information and insight necessary to secure a successful post-injury settlement and/or accident benefits.


What to Do After an Impaired Driving Accident

Step-by-Step process
  • Stay Calm. 
  • Call 911. This will alert police and ambulance services.
  • Check for injuries. If you feel that you have been seriously injured, do not try to move. Let the First Responders evaluate you and provide necessary care and support. It is important that if recommended,  you go to the hospital. Please proceed to the hospital right away. Hospital records are extremely important in evaluating which injuries occurred in the accident. The insurance industry often suggests that injuries had already existed or are not related to the accident because there was no initial complaint at the time of the accident. 
  • If the accident is minor or no major injuries are present, then move the vehicles to a safe area. Turn hazard lights on in all vehicles involved in the accident.
  • Call the police.
  • Make notes of damages and take pictures.
  • Record or photograph the names, addresses, license plate numbers, vehicle information (make, model, year) of each vehicle involved in the accident, as well as insurance information.
  • Get information from any available witnesses, especially their names and contact information.
  • When able, Contact your insurance company.
  • It is absolutely vital that you begin a diary containing dates, times, places of medical treatment and insurance contacts.
  • It’s important to file a report and request Accident Benefits within 30 days of involvement in an impaired driving or distracted driving accident. If you’re a family member of an accident victim who is unable to file a claim themselves due to their injuries, talk to one of our car accident lawyers as soon as possible to ensure that a report is filed before the 30-day deadline.

How a Personal Injury Lawyer can Help After a Motorcycle or e-Bike Accident

Making decisions and getting the help you need after you’ve been involved in a motorcycle or e-bike accident can feel overwhelming.

Strype Personal Injury Lawyers will negotiate  with your insurance company and refer you to our extensive network of medical professionals to ensure that you   receive the best treatment for your injuries  sustained in a motorcycle or e-bike accident.

We will  be your advocate and negotiate or litigate for as long as it takes for you to receive a reasonable settlement. We’ll work closely with you to ensure you receive all available benefits (accident, disability, third-party liability, or tort).