Bicycle Accidents Lawyers
Car-bicycle accidents happen in Ontario more frequently than most realize and unfortunately the number of bicycle accidents is increasing every year. Roads can be dangerous for unprotected cyclists due to poor road conditions or the negligence of automobile drivers on the road.
Know your rights and protect your interests after an injury-causing event with the professional help of the HARRISON PENSAâ„˘ Personal Injury Group!
The most common causes of car-bicycle accidents include:
- Distracted drivers
- Intoxicated drivers
- Drivers failing to see a cyclist
- Drivers failing to share the road with cyclists
The devastating results of car-bicycle accidents
After a collision with an automobile, cyclists may suffer serious, sometimes even life-threatening, injuries. These can lead to costly medical bills, lost income, and a prolonged recovery. Adequate compensation is important, especially in serious cases when the victim of a bicycle accident is severely injured with one of the following:
- Loss of limbs: this is a severe injury that may require months of rehabilitation and time to learn how to useÂ prosthetic devices if needed.
- Spinal cord injuries: these life-changing injuries can lead to paralysis (complete or incomplete) and divide the life of the victim into two parts: before and after.
- Traumatic brain injuries: these injuries can last for months, years or even a lifetime. These serious injuries completely change the life of the individual and their family.
Bicycle injuries can be devastating, life altering and adequate and fair compensation is deserved.
If you or your loved one was injured in a bicycle accident, call HARRISON PENSAâ„˘ Personal Injury Group to start the process of receiving fair compensation. Receive support and advice from our helpful and compassionate staff. You may be entitled to statutory accident benefits (SABS) from an automobile insurer for benefits for your losses including income replacement and medical and rehabilitation expenses. There is no cost for a consultation.