Every year, there are hundreds of cycling accidents that occur on Ontario’s roadways. Most commonly, bicycle accidents are the result of a collision with other vehicles on the road, whether due to a motorist cutting into designated bicycle lanes, opening car doors without looking, impaired or aggressive driving, or carelessness.
Bicycle accidents can result in a variety of different injuries, which include:
- Lacerations and abrasions
- Bone fractures and breaks
- Catastrophic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries and paralysis
Internal injuries and more
If you have been involved in a bicycle accident with a motor vehicle, you are entitled to claim Accident Benefits, regardless of who is at fault. If you do not have access to your own automobile policy, you will be entitled to claim your benefits from one of the involved vehicles automobile policy. You may also be able to pursue legal action against the party responsible for the accident in a tort claim. However, there are strict limitations on making claims for your bicycle accident, such as notifying the No-fault Insurer within 7 days of the accident and pursuing a tort claim within 2 years of the day the accident occurred. That’s why it is crucially important to seek the help of an experienced personal injury lawyer as soon as possible.
At Horowitz Injury Law, our dedicated team has nearly 35 years of experience helping those who have been injured in bicycle accidents. We will provide you with the strong legal support you need to seek the compensation you deserve, so that you can focus on your recovery.
Have you been injured in a cycling accident? Contact Horowitz Injury Law today and request your free legal consultation!