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Bicycle Accidents

Using bicycles as a means of transportation has become increasingly popular in Ontario, with municipalities designating more road space (bike lanes) for cyclists. Using a bicycle can help individuals beat commuter traffic, save valuable time during the rush hour commute and also help save money on rising transportations costs. However, many cyclists have become victims to bicycle accidents, and when a collision occurs with a bicycle, it is often the cyclist that is injured.

A cyclist involved in an accident can sustain multiple serious injuries such as:

  • Brain Injury
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Amputation
  • Fractures
  • Internal Bleeding
  • Soft Tissue Injuries that can result in chronic pain
  • Road Rash and degloving injuries

In Ontario, although bicycles are considered vehicles, cyclists themselves are considered to be pedestrians under the Ontario Highway Traffic Act and therefore, cyclists are entitled to accident benefits covered by vehicle insurance.

What To Do If You Are Injured in a Bicycle Accident?

  • See a doctor or visit a hospital and report all injuries sustained
  • Notify the accident benefits insurance company of the accident and that you were hurt as a result (within 7 days of the accident).
  • Insurance companies may request information from you to determine your entitlement and you must submit this information within 10 business days.
  • Complete the accident benefits application sent to you by the insurance company within 30 days of receiving it.

Cycling accidents can lead to serious catastrophic injuries and in some cases, death. Our experienced lawyers navigate the legal system to ensure that you, or your family member, are compensated for your losses when injured in a bicycle accident caused by a negligent motorist. In addition to securing an award for pain and suffering, you may be entitled to accident benefits available under your own auto insurance policy.

Contact a Bicycle Accident Lawyer at Lamont Law

The Bicycle Accident Lawyers at Lamont Law will advocate for you by building a strong case to ensure you receive maximum compensation while you focus on your recovery. Contact us today and speak with a Bicycle Accident Lawyer for a free consultation!