As Ottawa personal injury lawyers we meet regularly with cyclists who have been “doored” . In a busy city like Ottawa, cyclists and drivers share the road. Although the City of Ottawa has designated bike lanes and paths, inevitable , there are areas in the city where cyclists must be on the same roads as drivers. Sadly, cycling accidents in Ottawa occur and they occur often. Nearly all cycling fatalities (92%) occurred as a result of crashes with motor vehicles. (Sharetheroad.ca) Another type of cycling accident is when cyclists and motor vehicles collide. Our lawyers helped and worked closely with “JJ” to ensure he received maximum compensation for his injuries. JJ was a 72 year-old man from Ottawa. One day, he was riding his bicycle and was “doored” by a driver of a motor vehicle who was attempting to exit his vehicle. JJ was thrown off his bicycle injuring his right shoulder.
Injuries Resulting From Accident:
Compensation for Injury:
After tough negotiation we were able to get the insurance company to settle at a private settlement conference before prolonged litigation proceedings. JJ received $ 41,000 from the tort action. On the Accident Benefits side of his claim, our client continues to receive medical and rehabilitation benefits from the insurance company. After a settlement of this nature, our clients are typically able to move on and put the past behind them. Our lawyers understand what needs to happen to help our clients get the compensation they need and then move forward after a difficult time in their life.
To learn more about cycling accidents, the rights of cyclists and what you should do if you or a loved on becomes injured in a cycling accident, visit www.ottawainjury.ca/cycling-accidents for more information or contact us directly and we would be happy to answer your questions free of charge.
* Past results are not necessarily indicative of future results and that the amount recovered and other litigation outcomes will vary according to the facts in individual cases.