Ottawa Cycling Accident
Did you know that there are roughly 300 reported collisions annually between bicycles and motor vehicles in Ottawa ? As Ottawa injury lawyers, we meet regularly with people who have been in a cycling accident and have been injured. It goes without saying that typically when an accident occurs between a cyclist and a motor vehicle, it is the cyclist that suffers the most serious injuries. One day we received a request for a free consultation from a woman. “AD” was looking for some advice as she had been cycling and suffered several injuries. She wanted maximum compensation for her injuries.
Injuries Resulting From Accident:
AD was 35 year old single woman at the time of her motor vehicle accident. One day she was riding her bicycle across a cross walk when she was struck by a vehicle. She sustained a right knee fracture, suffered from chronic neck pain, concussion and partial tear of right pectoral muscle. She also suffered from brief period of depression and anxiety. The concern was whether or not these injuries would fully heal and would our client be able to return to a quality of life she once had? Thankfully, we were able to consult with some of the top medical experts in Ottawa, whom we work with daily. We have an established relationship with some of top medial professionals and specialists in Ottawa.
Compensation for Injury:
Thankfully, most of AD’s injuries did heal and following her accident she was able to return to full time employment. Our Ottawa injury lawyers were able to settle this case with the insurance company without having to go to court and dragging out the process any longer. After a private settlement conference, our Ottawa injury lawyers were able to negotiate a favourable settlement with the insurance company in the amount of $131,000.00 for this cycling accident in Ottawa. This allowed our client to move on and put some closure to this accident and time in her life.
If you have been injured in a cycling accident and need advice from an Ottawa lawyer, contact us. There is a lot of information available to you that you need to make an informed decision.
*Please note: 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.