Personal Injury > Bicycle Accidents
Bicycling is growing in popularity in the capital. We are encouraged to use our bicycles often, for our health and for the good of the environment. Our city has devoted a great deal of funding to bicycle paths and bike lanes. Yet, there are many roads that hazardous.
However, bikes and cars still share the road uneasily. And when the two come together, the bicycle is at a disadvantage, since it lacks the metal frame of a vehicle and is vulnerable to impact.
In a bicycle accident, severe and sometimes catastrophic injuries may occur. These include injuries to the head, neck and back; broken bones; sprained ligaments and joints; severe skin damage from the road; psychological damage such as PTSD; and, in some tragic circumstances, wrongful death.
After an accident, you may require nursing and personal care for a long time, and face serious expenses in terms of lost income and medical and rehabilitative expenses. If you become disabled, the losses can be dramatic.
The injury lawyers of Vice & Hunter LPP are dedicated to protecting bicyclists in the Ottawa region. We understand what it is to be a bicyclist.
We can help you find trusted professionals, whether physiotherapists or counsellors, who will help you get better or adapt to your injuries. We will also fight tirelessly and persistently to ensure that you have the financial resources you need.
Bicycling And Safety
Cars hit bikes for a number of reasons, including:
- Drunk driving
- Texting while driving and other forms of driver inattention
- Dooring, or opening a door without paying attention to bikes in the bike lane
- Careless driving through parking lots or crosswalks
- Inappropriate speed in residential streets
- Poor weather conditions
- Bicyclist error
If the accident is not your fault, you can claim damages against the driver who hit you. If you are partially or fully at fault, you are still eligible for accident benefits.
If you have no insurance of your own and you are a victim of a hit-and-run injury, we may still be able to find ways to obtain compensation for you. Call us and let us know the circumstances of your accident.
Contact Vice & Hunter LLP
Let us help you recover from your bicycle accident in Ottawa and nearby regions of Ontario. Call us at 613-701-0898 or 866-252-0670 toll-free or fill out our online form below