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:
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.
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.
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!