Even if you take all the necessary precautions, riding a bicycle carries a risk, often as a result of factors outside of your control. Bicycle accidents may occur as a result of a collision with a car, pedestrian or another cyclist; a car “dooring” you (i.e. opening their door and striking you while cycling by); or as a result of hitting a pothole or uneven ground.
Being injured in a bicycle accident may significantly impact your quality of life.
In many cases, you may be able to receive compensation for your injuries. You may be entitled to accident benefits which could cover lost wages, medical costs and care. You may also be able to claim compensation for, among other things, loss of income, and reimbursement for medical care, such as physiotherapy or medications. If another party is responsible for your injuries, you may also be able to obtain damages for pain and suffering, and compensation for injuries.
If you are injured in a bike accident, make sure you document what happened. Record any information about other party’s involved, and take photos of the incident location, your bicycle and any injuries.
If you have been injured in a bicycle accident, you can give our firm a call for a free consultation. We have significant experience with bicycle accidents. There are no fees unless we get you money.