“In a car you’re always in a compartment, and because you’re used to it you don’t realize that through that car window everything you see is just more TV. You’re a passive observer and it is all moving by you boringly in a frame. On a cycle the frame is gone. You’re completely in contact with it all. You’re in the scene, not just watching it anymore, and the sense of presence is overwhelming.” – Robert M. Pirsig, Zen And The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values
Unfortunately, due to their size, motorcycles are often not seen by other drivers on the roads. According to the February 28, 2013 media release from the Canadian Institute for Health Information, serious injuries from motorcycle accidents are on the rise. In 2010 – 2011, twenty-five percent (one in four) of drivers hospitalized after a traffic collision on a public road were driving a motorcycle, up from twenty percent in 2003-2004. Due to the vulnerability of motorcyclists, their injuries are typically profound, or fatal.
25% (one in four) of drivers hospitalized after a traffic collision on a public road were driving a motorcycle
We, at BolandHowe, have helped many motorcyclists and their families after a death or critical injury. In November 2013 we conducted a jury trial for Ron Cockburn, a 59-year-old produce manager at NoFrills and motorcycle enthusiast. Ron had to make the terrible choice of dumping his bike when he was cutoff by a van at a peculiar intersection. The van driver was charged, but acquitted after a one-day trial in traffic court. Ron then came to us. After a one month jury trial in the Superior Court of Justice, the jury found the van driver, 90% at fault for the accident, and awarded Ron $430,000 for the effect the nerve injury in Ron’s leg had on his ability to work, tend to his home, obtain treatment and compensate him for the change in his life.
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