Bicycle Accidents Lawyer – Ottawa, Ontario
McNally Gervan is one of the leading law firms in handling serious injury claims arising from cycling accidents in the Ottawa area.
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Ottawa Bicycle Accidents
Any cyclist who has suffered severe injuries needs to understand their rights and know where they can find help. Ontario’s insurance system under the Ontario Insurance Act is complicated, which is why the guidance of an experienced Ottawa bicycle accident lawyer is so important. If you are a cyclist involved in an accident you may be able to sue the driver of the car or truck that hit you. You may also make a claim for what are known as “no-fault” accident benefits. If you are cyclist involved in an accident with another cyclist, you may be able to obtain compensation from the other cyclist’s home insurance liability coverage and coverage for certain medical expenses.
Bicycle accident cases can be complicated and, as with other types of accidents, accident reconstruction and engineering evidence is often needed to show a judge or jury what happened and to explain why it happened. A picture is worth a thousand words, and a video can be worth five thousand:
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- ATV and Off-Road Vehicle Accidents
- Accident Benefit Claims
- Distracted or Impaired Driving Accidents
- Road Design and Maintenance Claims
- OC Transpo and Bus Accidents
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Compensation for serious cycling accidents often includes damages for pain and suffering, compensation for past and future losses of income, and the recovery of past and ongoing medical and rehabilitation costs.
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The lawyers at McNally Gervan LLP understand the system and are here to help accident victims get the support they need and the benefits they deserve.
Bicycle Accident Articles
A cyclist’s age is the determining factor in whether they should wear a helmet. In The Highway Traffic Act (HTA), Section 104 reads, in part: Bicyclists to wear a helmet (2.1) Subject to subsection 103.1 (2), no person shall ride or operate a bicycle on a highway...
Bicycle-sharing programs have increased the popularity of cycling in Canada, both as a commuting option and cardiovascular activity. Every year, dozens of Canadians become seriously injured or die in bicycle accidents. In Ontario alone, 131 cyclists died in accidents...
John F. Kennedy wrote that, “Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of a bike ride”. In Ottawa, that simple pleasure now enjoys greater protection with the recent addition of high-tech warning lights at the historically treacherous intersection of O’Connor and...
Legal Assistance with Bicycle Accidents in From Experienced Personal Injury Lawyers in Ottawa
At our McNally Gervan, bicycle accidents are taken seriously. We understand bicycle riders are vulnerable when sharing the road with motorists, and we strive to ensure that our clients’ rights are fully defended.
Our personal injury lawyers in Ottawa have years of experience dealing with bicycle accident cases, providing legal assistance as they navigate through the claims process. We will work diligently on your behalf to help you receive a fair settlement. Don’t wait—let us put our skills, expertise and knowledge to work for you today!