Ottawa Bicycle Claims

Ottawa bicycle accident lawyer Brenda Hollingsworth provides important legal information after an accident involving a cyclist.

Amputation after an Ottawa accident | Ontario Lawyer

Ottawa Lawyer– Amputations due to an accident in Ontario can occur in two ways.  Some accidents are so severe that the accidental amputation of a limb occurs during the accident.  This is often referred to as traumatic amputation.  On the other hand, some injuries incurred in Ottawa accidents are so severe that medical amputation is required.  While this is certainly rare, amputation can occur in the most serious cases.  Amputation is always the last resort in efforts to medically deal with injuries, but it is important to know some details about the amputation of limbs in the event that you or a loved one finds yourself facing the possibility of amputation.

Amputation is the partial or complete detachment of one’s limb from one’s body.  Whether amputation occurs during a trauma or is done surgically, it is very serious and certainly life-changing.  Medical amputations usually occur because the injury has caused damage to blood vessels and would otherwise cause a serious infection that may become fatal.

Whether amputation occurred during an accident or is done surgically due to an injury suffered in an accident, an individual may be entitled to compensation.  In either case, the accident was the cause of or the reason for the amputation.  The specific details of your case will determine if you have a legal case to pursue.  Amputations usually involve extensive medical care and rehabilitation which can often involve time off from work.  In addition, amputations can cause serious emotional damage which is also considered in determining the possibility of compensation.

While amputation is serious and life-altering, don’t assume that you have to deal with your injury alone.  You may be entitled to financial compensation for your injury so contact a personal injury lawyer who is experienced in cases like yours.  Whether you suffered a traumatic amputation or experienced surgical amputation due to an injury incurred in an accident, the lawyers at Auger Hollingsworth can give you the legal guidance you need to receive compensation for your loss.

Ottawa Bicycle Accidents | Ottawa Lawyer

Bicycle accidents are common in the Ottawa area.  When your cycling accident results in injury, let Auger Hollingsworth help you get the compensation you need.

  • Statutory Accident Benefits (also called SABS or ABs or no fault)–>  Regardless of who caused the accident, anyone involved in an Ontario accident with a motor vehicle is entitled to Statutory Accident Benefits.  There benefits include:
    • medical and rehabilitation funds
    • income replacement benefits
    • attendant care
    • clothing replacement
    • visitors expenses
    • mileage
    • and more.
  • Damages Claim (also called a tort claim) –> If you didn’t cause the accident, you may be entitled to bring a negligence claim against the driver who hit you and your bike.  In that claim, you can seek compensation for:
    • pain and suffering
    • loss of income (if your loss is more than what is included in the income replacement benefits)
    • housekeeping
    • excess medical compensation
    • and more. 

 

The lawyers at Auger Hollingsworth can help you initiate and prosecute both your no fault claims and your claims against the at-fault drivers.  Call us at 613 233-4529 or email us at [email protected].

What Types of Accidents Are We Considering?

Catastrophic injuries are frequent outcomes of the interaction between a motor vehicle and a cyclist, because of the difference in size and weight between a bicycle and a car or truck.  Common injuries include:

  • Concussions/ Closed Head Injury/ Tramatic Brain Injury
  • Spinal Cord Injury, such as paraplegia or quadriplegia
  • Fractures such as broken bones
  • Back Injuries
  • Neck Injuries
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Knee injuries
  • Scarring or other disfigurement
  • Amputation

If you have been injured in an Ottawa bicycle accident, you should contact experienced personal injury lawyers like the lawyers at Auger Hollingsworth immediately.  Email us at [email protected] for a free consultation with no obligation.   Our lawyers will start working on your case immediately.  There is so much to do!  We look forward to working with you on your accident case

Ottawa Bicycle Lawyers – We represent Injured Cyclists

Ottawa Bicycle Lawyers – We represent Injured Cyclists

The Ottawa injury lawyers at Auger Hollingsworth help injured cyclists get compensation for their serious injuries after a car accident or other motor vehicle accident.  We have successfully handled many bicycle accident cases in Ontario.  We have the experience and are aware of the background issues that are important to cyclists.  

 If we need to, our Ottawa law firm will hire qualified bicycle experts for our injured clients.  As we do in all our cases, we will obtain the best medical experts and specialists available to help diagnose our clients’ injuries. 

We have an expert private investigator who interviews every person who witnessed the accident. Sometimes we will video tape the scene or will hire an accident reconstruction expert as required. 

We love to bike and so do our kids.  We are therefore very keen to ensure that injured bicyclists’ claims are taken seriously and are well-compensated.  We are well aware that in a competition between a car, or worse a an SUV, a truck or van, the bike will always lose.

We have heard horror stories of cyclists hit and run, hit with objects intentionally thrown by pedestians or motorists.  We have had clients fly over car doors, carelessly opened by car drivers who don’t look.  As lawyers and people who love to cycle, we understand what you are up against and will fight for our vicitms. 

American studies suggest that is common for cyclists to get worse settlements from insurance companies than motorists.  At least in the U.S., settlements for injuries suffered in cars are up to 30% to 40% higher than for the same type of injuries suffered by cyclists.  There is no reason to expect that Canadian cyclists do any better.

Often, a bicycle accident is caused by a driver’s negligence or inattentiveness.  Examples of common collisions include:

  • A driver turning directly in front of a cyclist;
  • A motorist entering the street from a driveway or parking spot and pulls out into traffic in front of the cyclist;
  • A driver’s failure to yield at an intersection or running a stop sign or red light;
  • A motor vehicle driver’s inattention while driving past a bicyclist;
  • A car driver’s failure to look both ways when starting after a stop sign;
  • Impaired driving. 

We will handle any of these types of collisions, as well as many others.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a Bicycle Accident in Ontario, contact a successful personal injury law firm such as Auger Hollingsworth to protect your rights.