Ottawa Bicycle Accident Lawyers…Sadly, 200 cycling accidents happen in Ottawa every year. Citizens for Safe Cycling is promoting bike education throughout Mountain Equipment Co-op’s Bikefest at LeBreton Flats tomorrow. In 2010, 5 Ottawa cyclists died on their bicycles and cyclists in Ottawa are 10 times more likely to be involved in an accident than cars. Citizens for Safe Cycling explained one of the most common accidents on Ottawa’s roads is when drivers make a right turn without looking for cyclists and cut them off.
The following tips were provided by Citizens for Safe Cycling when it comes to safe cycling in Ottawa:
Obey the law: red lights, stop signs and the rules of the road.
Don’t ride on sidewalks.
Don’t ride the wrong way down a one-way street.
Signal: “Be sure to signal all of your intentions in advance, that way motorists and other cyclists will know what you’re doing.”
Be aware: Give yourself space to maneuver and shoulder check to make sure you know where the other vehicles are.
Prepare your ride: Wear a helmet. Make sure your bike is in good condition.
Know your route: Use Ottawa’s bike maps
MEC Bikefest is happening tomorrow at LeBreton Flats from 11 am to 4pm with exhibitor displays, bike demos, safety education, workshops and family fun.
Have fun and safe cycling….
-Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth
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Ottawa injury lawyers discuss winter accidents and driving safety
Our Ottawa Winter is showing no signs of leaving. In fact, I think it is just revving up. Unfortunately, bad winter weather often results in bad winter car accidents, and slip and fall accidents. Ottawa and Ontario drivers need to take extra care, to drive slower, and be on high alert. Inevitably, accidents will happen, despite driver’s efforts to be safe. It’s important for you to know that if you should be unfortunate enough to become involved in an Ontario car accident, you need to be aware of the law, your obligations and your rights. This is where experienced Ontario personal injury lawyers are invaluable.
What to do if you’ve been in an Ottawa car accident
First and foremost, if you are involved in an Ottawa motor-vehicle accident, you should seek immediate medical attention. Your health is the number one priority and you should take care of yourself and your passengers. As a close second to immediate medical attention is your need to preserve evidence and to protect your interests from being lost. This involves getting the full and accurate insurance information and coordinates of the person who has become involved in the collision with your vehicle. Collect any witnesses’ information if they are available, such as their name, email, phone number, and address. I always recommend keeping a disposal camera in your car, to snap some quick pictures if you can. Your phone will usually have a camera, which will also suffice. Finally, get a police report from the attending officer or the nearest police station.
These measures will help to protect your interests, because when it comes time to consult with a top Ottawa Ontario personal injury lawyer, you will have the materials you need to start your case. For the majority of drivers, accidents are rare. Often a victim of personal injury collects all the right information but still fails to realize or understand their rights and/or liabilities. Your Ottawa personal injury lawyer can help in this regard. Ontario personal injury lawyers keep abreast of all the changes in insurance policies and Ontario personal injury law. It is their job to keep informed of the latest information that relates to Ontario personal injury and use that information to best help you with your personal injury needs.
In summary, there are steps you must taken immediately after your Ottawa Ontario Motor-vehicle injury: (1) Seek immediate medical attention to ensure that you are physical, mentally, and in every way getting the medical and rehabilitative help you need (2) At the scene, strive to stay relaxed in order to remember to go through the motions, such as getting the information of the other driver (3) Contact your Top Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer to ensure that you do not lose out on what you may rightfully deserve by safeguarding and protecting your valuable interests.