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Bicycle – Cyclist Accident Injuries
Injured in a bicycle accident?
Were you struck by a car while riding your bicycle? If you are injured from a bicycle accident, you need to contact an experienced Personal Injury Lawyers immediately to discuss your case and discuss the next steps that must be taken. You have the right to hold the negligent party responsible for your injuries.
Cyclist Accident Statistics
According to data from the Canadian Vital Statistics: Death Database (CVSD), between 2006 and 2017, 890 cyclists died in Canada, an average of 74 deaths per year. Statistics Canada indicated that collisions with a motor vehicle made up 73% of fatal cycling events. Accordingly, not following road safety rules may have played a role in 32% of cycling fatalities.
A non-exhaustive list of examples where motorists were not following road rules included:
- Not stopping at a red light or obeying a stop sign, unsafe lane change or change of direction—both by the cyclist and the other involved party.
- Cyclist wearing dark clothing, no lights on the bike when riding at dusk, riding on the sidewalk, riding against traffic and wearing headphones.
- The involved party speeding, distracted driving, and opening the door of a parked vehicle into the path of the cyclist.
A Distracted Driver
Additionally, distracted driving is a major cause of cyclist accidents and fatalities. If you are a cyclist who was injured by a driver who was speeding, tailgating, or failed to obey traffic signs, or running a red light while you were riding your bicycle on the street, then you need to contact our team of experienced team of Personal Injury Lawyers today.
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At Scardicchio Law Office Professional Corporation, our Personal Injury Lawyers represent cyclists injured by the negligence of others, or injured in motor vehicle accident. Our Personal Injury Lawyers represent cyclists injured in accidents in all jurisdictions, including in Mississauga, Brampton, Milton, Toronto, Newmarket, Vaughan, Orangeville, Oakville, Burlington, Bradford, Hamilton, Barrie, Oshawa, Kitchener and across Southwestern Ontario.
Call us today for a free case evaluation.
Injured in a bicycle accident?
If you are a cyclist who is injured by the negligence of someone else, it can be one of the most traumatic experiences of your life. Cyclist injuries sustained from a serious motor vehicle accident may lead to life changing consequences. Suffering as a cyclist who has been injured by a motor vehicle can involve head injuries, brain injuries, neck injuries, fatal injuries, spinal cord injuries, broken bones, paraplegia, quadriplegia, vision loss, hearing loss, headaches, whiplash associated disorder, dismemberment, torn ligaments, fractures, paralysis, internal bleeding, permanent disfigurement, scarring, and more.
Compensation in a Bicycle Accident Case
Am I entitled to receive an Accident Benefits settlement?
Being injured as a cyclist is traumatic. Holding the negligent individual responsible for your injuries and damages can be a confusing process. As a cyclist, there are several areas of damages that you may be eligible to be compensated for. Some of these damages may include:
- Medical expenses, such as ambulance rides, hospital stays, doctors’ examinations, medication, and physical therapy
- Medical equipment required
- Lost employment wages
- Loss of future income due to limits on your earing ability
- Pain and suffering
Contacting the right Cyclist accident injury lawyer is important because an experienced bicycle accident lawyer will be able to get you the compensation that you deserve.
Dealing with your loss of income due to time taken off work and potentially dealing with the stress of any long-term disabilities which may affect you post accident, is difficult enough.
As a cyclist, you may experience pain at varying times after the accident, therefore it is important that you outline all of your symptoms to your medical physician, such as physical and psychological symptoms that may be affecting you. Sometimes a critical injury from a motor vehicle accident may not be apparent immediately after the accident, and oftentimes a person will experience injuries such as brain injuries days or weeks following the car accident. Multiple medical appointments may be necessary in order to outline to your doctor all of your symptoms wholly.
At Scardicchio Law Office Professional Corporation, our Cyclist accident injury lawyers will evaluate every aspect of your injury claim and work hard to recover the most compensation that you case is worth.
Liability in a Cycling Accident Case
Liability is an issue that arises in bicycle accident injury claims. Liability is concerned with whether the other person, or usually a driver, was negligent or reckless and is ultimately responsible for causing the accident. It is important to gather all the information of any witnesses at the scene as well as details of the other driver’s license plate, driver’s license, name and address. Taking a photograph of the scene of the accident, your vehicle, your injuries, etc. is advisable to assist in getting a well-rounded perspective of the damage and injury that was caused. If your injury is so severe that you require an ambulance to transport you to the hospital, then there are usually police officers who will take down witness statements and ascertain the scope of how the accident occurred, or what others witnessed.
It is important that any Cyclist victims in an accident get the help they need by contacting our experienced bicycle accident injury lawyers at Scardicchio Law Office Professional Corporation. We have the resources to see your case to completion.
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– Martin Luther King Jr.
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Reporting a car accident
Reporting a car accident in Ontario depends on a few factors. First, if the damage does not exceed $2,000, then you are not legally required to file a police accident report or call police to the scene of the accident. But, if an injury occurred, no matter the size of the damage, then you must call the police. Contact the collision reporting centre at:
Toronto Police Reporting Centre
York Region Police Reporting Centre
Hamilton Police Reporting Centre
How do I access Auto insurance claims forms (Accident Benefits)?
You may find these on the Financial Services Commission of Ontario website, under Auto Insurance Claims Forms (OCF Forms):
OCF-1: Application for Accident Benefits
OCF-2: Employer’s Confirmation Form
OCF-3: Disability Certificate
OCF-19: Application for Determination of Catastrophic Impairment
How to settle your accident benefits claims?
If you have been injured in a car accident, and require access to Accident Benefits, then contact our Personal Injury Lawyers at Lawyers at Scardicchio Law Office Professional Corporation to get a free case evaluation and find out what your case is worth. Our team of Injury Lawyers can help settle your Accident Benefits claim.
How long does it take to receive a settlement in a car accident case?
Depending on whether your case is complex and the willingess of the other party to settle, your case can take anywhere from a year to many years longer. Reporting your injuries to your doctor is important and ongoing. Car accident cases usually have procedural steps that must be taken by your experienced personal injury lawyer. Call us today to discuss your car accident injury case.
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