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.