Cycling accidents happen far too often and cyclists have every right to be on the road.
Ottawa has a great cycling culture and despite Ottawa having designated paths and lanes for cyclist to cycle to work or for recreation, cycling accidents in Ottawa occur far too often. Unfortunately, there aren’t enough designated paths and lanes and we meet regularly with Ottawa cyclists who have been struck by a car or truck and have suffered serious personal injuries. Often drivers simply do not see cyclists and inevitably accidents between motor vehicles and cyclists happen. The most common injuries cyclists suffer are typically head injuries and orthopaedic injuries.
Unfortunately, cycling accidents involving cars can often result in catastrophic injury, serious brain injuries, spinal injuries, broken bones, scars and lacerations. We understand how these injuries are life altering and our Ottawa personal injury lawyers are here to help. We’ll help you seek damages from the driver’s insurance company or the liable public or private transit organization. We work with top medical professionals in Ottawa and Toronto who can diagnose your injury and help us determine the long-term effects and health care you’ll need now and for the future. This is essential to securing the proper maximum compensation for you.
Ottawa cycling accidents and Ontario Insurance Act
The Ontario Insurance Act allows for cyclists who have been injured in a motor vehicle accident by providing certain Ontario accident benefits. These accident benefits include income loss, medical treatment and rehabilitative care, funeral and death benefits care which are all included as benefits under the statutory accident benefits. Our Ottawa personal injury lawyers can help you maximize your Ontario Accident Benefits claim. By filing the Ontario accident benefits insurance claim you’re entitled to, you may receive the income replacement, medical treatments rehabilitation, housekeeping and attendant care services you may need after suffering a severe injury. We can help you secure support and maximum compensation.
Although in most lawsuits in Ontario, the onus is on the injured person to prove that their injury was caused by the wrongdoing of the party they are suing, where a cyclist is struck by a motor vehicle there is a reverse onus, meaning that the driver must prove that he or she did nothing wrong. Our Ottawa personal injury lawyers have a tremendous amount of experience when it comes to protecting our clients. We know how to gather and collect facts to ensure that our clients are properly compensated for their injuries following a cycling accident.
We understand, you’ve been injured in a cycling accident. We will also travel to your home, hospital or wherever you are most comfortable meeting to discuss your options with you. We can’t change the past but we are the Ottawa lawyers that can help change your future.
We are Ottawa personal injury lawyers who understand, who care, who are here to help… and our track record proves it.