Ottawa Bicycle Accident Lawyer
Bicyclists often suffer catastrophic injuries when they are struck by motor vehicles. If you have suffered serious injuries in an Ottawa bicycle accident, your entire life could be forever changed. Make sure you have access to the compensation you need to move forward.
At SG Injury Law, our Ottawa bicycle accident lawyers can help you deal with the aftermath of a serious injury. Contact us online or call (613) 518-2416 for a free and confidential case evaluation.
Why Select Our Bike Accident Lawyers to Handle Your Claim?
Bicycle accidents are generally more complex than those involving passenger vehicles only. It is important that you choose a cyclist accident lawyer that has experience handling these types of cases. At SG Injury Law, our Ottawa personal injury lawyers have significant experience on both sides of bicycle accident cases. We are experienced in handling complex bicycle accident cases, including accidents that were caused by distracted drivers, accidents caused by unsafe or dangerous road conditions, accidents caused by defective bicycles, and other complex bicycle accident cases. We understand how insurers approach these cases and how to successfully handle them on behalf of injured clients.
How to Recover Maximum Compensation for an Ottawa Bicycle Accident
In Ottawa, injured cyclists are automatically eligible for Statutory Accident Benefits. In these cases, the insurance company of the driver will provide you with coverage. These no-fault benefits are limited, however.
In most cases, SAB benefits are not nearly enough to cover the catastrophic injuries that cyclists incur. When this happens, pursuing a tort bicycle accident claim in Ottawa civil courts may be the best way for you to recover maximum compensation. Here, you can see compensation for both your pecuniary and non-pecuniary damages, including:
- Loss of household services
- Emotional distress
- Diminished earning potential
- Diminished quality of life
- Excess medical expenses
- Cost of repairing or replacing your bike
Liability in Bicycle Accidents in Ottawa
Although you may be able to recover compensation through your no-fault accident benefits, since liability is not a factor, if you hope to bring forward a tort claim, your Ottawa bicycle accident lawyer will need to establish culpability.
Someone else’s negligence or misconduct must have caused your accident and resulting injuries for you to successfully pursue your case against them. Many bicycle accident cases in Ottawa are caused by careless drivers. The Ontario Highway Traffic Act prohibits negligent and careless driving. Still, that does not stop drivers from engaging in many unsafe behaviours, such as:
- Distracted driving
- Drowsy driving
- Following too closely
- Impaired driving
- Road rage
- Failure to yield
- Making illegal turns
- Failure to stop
- Failure to use a turn signal
It is important to note that careless drivers are not the only cause of bicycle accidents in Ottawa. Many bicycle accidents occur due to unsafe or dangerous road conditions, malfunctioning vehicles, defective bicycles, and more.
Your bicycle accident lawyer will need to thoroughly review the details of your case to determine who should be named as the defendant in your tort bicycle accident claim.
Meet With an Ottawa Bike Accident Lawyer
If your Ottawa bicycle accident and injuries have had a traumatic impact on your life, you may have the right to financial compensation for your damages.
Get help exercising your right to civil action when you contact an experienced Ottawa bicycle accident lawyer at SG Injury Law. Schedule your no-cost, risk-free consultation when you fill out our quick contact form or call our office at (613) 518-2418.