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Bicycle Accidents

As a bicyclist, in many ways you are considered to be just another vehicle on the road, and expected to follow the same rules as any other vehicle in Ontario. Unfortunately, when something goes wrong, you are in a far worse position than most.

Because you are more vulnerable to physical harm than most, your injuries may be very different from those we see in car accident victims. You may be more at risk for:

  • Brain injury and concussion
  • Spinal injury
  • Broken bones
  • Unusual accidents such as dooring and being run off the road by cars that do not see you

In addition, you may have to deal with lack of understanding of your own rights as a person on the road. Ignorance about the practical realities of bicycling and cyclists' legal rights, and the occasional attitude that bikes shouldn't even be on the road, sometimes causes police and insurance companies to not take bicycle accidents seriously.

At Bergeron Clifford LLP, we take your case seriously.

Cycling Should Not Be Hazardous To Your Health

Many bicycle accident victims are relatively young and healthy, and may need long-term care and compensation for lifelong injuries. Our lawyers will give your case the care it deserves. This includes:

  • Ensuring that your case is looked at with an understanding of your rights as a bicyclist
  • Ensuring that you are not blamed unreasonably and that the person who harmed you is held accountable — for example, that someone who doors you is at the very least fined, instead of you being blamed for being careless around parked cars
  • Helping you with insurance issues, if you have no coverage of your own
  • Sending you to the right professionals for evaluation as well as care
  • Helping you get whatever help you may be entitled to, even if you are at fault, have no insurance, or are harmed by a hit-and-run driver

Contact Bergeron Clifford LLP

We represent bicyclists throughout Eastern Ontario and can meet you at our office locations in Ottawa, Kingston, Whitby, Perth or elsewhere closer to your home. We can also meet you wherever is most convenient for you. Contact us at 877-391-2923 or fill out our online form.