Ontario Motorcycle Helmet Laws

When riding a motorcycle in Ontario, the law is clear: you must wear a helmet. Unlike in the United States, where helmet laws vary from state to state, in Canada you must wear a helmet in every province. The reason for this is that severe head injuries and deaths from motorcycle accidents are dramatically reduced when the motorcyclist is wearing a helmet.

Three provinces allow exceptions for Sikhs, but Ontario is not one of them. If you are riding a motorcycle in Ontario, either as a driver or passenger, you need to wear a helmet. You can be fined for not wearing a helmet, and you can also be fined if your passenger is not wearing a helmet.

If you have been injured in a motorcycle crash in Ontario, please don’t hesitate to contact Findlay Personal Injury Lawyers at 905-522-9799 to schedule your free consultation. We are here to help you obtain justice and compensation for your injuries.

Why Wear A Motorcycle Helmet?

Wearing a helmet is one of the most important things you can do to protect your head and increase your chances of surviving after a motorcycle crash. If you do not wear a helmet, you greatly increase your chances of sustaining a traumatic brain injury. This can lead to chronic symptoms such as:

  • Memory problems
  • Personality changes
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Lack of fine motor skills

A traumatic brain injury can create long-term problems that may end up affecting your work, relationships, and overall quality of life.

In addition, not wearing a helmet increases your chances of dying in a motorcycle accident. While helmets cannot prevent all types of traumatic injuries and deaths, they are very effective in protecting the head and saving lives.

What To Do If You’re In A Motorcycle Accident

If you are injured in a motorcycle accident despite all precautions, the first thing you should do is seek medical help. If you were severely injured, you will likely be taken straight to the hospital. However, even if you think you weren’t injured that badly, you should still visit a doctor as soon as you can to be medically evaluated. Concussion symptoms, among others, may not be evident immediately but instead appear weeks or months later.

The next thing you should do is call Findlay Personal Injury Lawyers. We offer free, no-obligation consultations for victims of motorcycle accidents, and we will be happy to review your case to see if you have grounds for a lawsuit. We can also help you with long-term disability claims, and we will make sure you receive the maximum compensation possible.

Compensation for a motorcycle accident that was not your fault can include:

  • Medical expenses
  • Prescription medications
  • Rehabilitation
  • Pain and suffering
  • Lost wages
  • Lost future income earning potential

We can also help if your loved one was tragically killed in a motorcycle accident. Our lawyers are compassionate and experienced with wrongful death cases, and we will handle your case sensitively while pursuing justice against the liable party responsible for the death of your loved one.

Schedule Your Free Consultation With a Personal Injury Lawyer

If you or a loved one has been in a motorcycle accident, whether you were wearing a helmet or not, please contact Findlay Personal Injury Lawyers at 905-522-9799 for your free legal consultation. Motorcycle accidents can greatly impact your life, and we want to help you get back on track with the compensation you need and deserve.

We serve clients in Hamilton, Burlington, Brantford, St. Catharines, and other nearby areas of Ontario.

Findlay Personal Injury Lawyers – Hamilton, ON
20 Hughson St S #510, Hamilton, ON L8N 2A1
(905) 522 9799

Findlay Personal Injury Lawyers – Brantford, ON
325 West St #102a, Brantford, ON N3R 3V6
(519) 751-9169

Findlay Personal Injury Lawyers – Burlington, ON
2349 Fairview St, Burlington, ON L7R 2E3
(905) 522-9799

Findlay Personal Injury Lawyers – St Catharines, ON
55 King St Suite 207, St. Catharines, ON L2R 3H5
(905) 685-3085