Ottawa Bicycle Accident Lawyer David Hollingsworth
Did you know that as a cyclists you are entitled to Ontario accident benefits coverage ?
Your own auto insurance, may cover your physiotherapy, your income loss, pain and suffering, attendant care, rehabilitation or any other costs associated with your injuries as the result of a cycling accident. If you don’t have car insurance, the driver ‘s car insurance can also cover your costs. If a child suffers an injury while cycling, your vehicle insurance will cover the associated costs for recovery . Regardless of who is at fault, cyclists are covered.
Are there timelines to adhere to when it comes to cycling accidents ?
Yes, within 120 days of the cycling accident, you need to give notice to the driver’s insurance and your insurance company if you have one. Your personal injury lawyer can do this for you. Then, a standard claim must be started withintwo years of the date of the accident. There are exceptions to these timelines. If you are unclear as to whether or not your timelines are up or not, contact an Ontario personal injury lawyer and they can answer that question for you. If you are close to the limitation period, it is best to consult immediately with an Ontario personal injury lawyer, as it may take a little time to get the paperwork in to begin the claim.
Even if you have spoken with your insurance company, that does not constitute a claim being started. Be careful that you do not miss the limitation period while discussing matters with your insurance company. If you aren’t sure of whether or not you will start a claim, it’s always best to get a free consultation for an Ontario personal injury lawyer and see what they have to say. After all, this is what they see day in, day out and they will be able to immediately point you in the right direction.
Will you need to go to court for a bicycle accident in Ottawa ?
In most cases, you will not go to court. In most cases, your Ontario personal injury lawyer will negotiate a maximum settlement for you and deal directly with the insurance adjuster on your behalf.
How much will it cost to start a lawsuit for a cycling accident ?
In most cases , your Ontario personal injury lawyer will cover your costs as part of the claim. You will not have any out of pocket expenses . Most Ontario personal injury lawyers will take your case on a contingency basis which means once and only when your case settles do you pay your personal injury lawyer and they will take an agreed upon percentage of your settlement. This fee is discussed and you and your lawyer agree upon what that fee will be.