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
When a cyclist is in an accident involving motor vehicles or another cyclist, it can result in very serious injuries, including traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, broken bones and others.
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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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.
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Legal assistance with bicycle accidents in Ottawa
If you have a question or need assistance because of a bicycle accident, our team of personal injury lawyers is here to help. We know every personal injury case is unique and we work hard to ensure that our clients are fairly compensated. We know it’s personal.