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Toronto Bike Accident Lawyer

Bicyclists on the road have unique risks that pedestrians and vehicle drivers simply do not. They are expected to use the road as regular vehicles, but they do so alongside cars that are much larger and faster than they are, with drivers who sometimes do not notice bicycles or respect the right of bicyclists to be on the road. Many victims of bicycle accidents in the Richmond Hill or Oakville areas are minors or innocent personal injury victims.Common causes of bicycle accidents include:

  • Distracted drivers
  • Drivers not paying attention to bicycles
  • Drivers unable to see bicycles
  • Aggressive drivers
  • Drivers of parked cars opening doors without looking for bicyclists (“dooring”)
  • Drivers using bicycle lanes

Even when protected by helmets, bicyclists can be severely hurt. Common bicycle crash injuries include road rash, internal injuries, broken bones, head injuries, spinal damage and even permanent disability.

If you have been injured in a bicycling accident in Richmond Hill or Oakville, Bougadis, Chang LLP Barristers can help you.

Even if you do not have car insurance of your own, you can still file a claim against the insurance company of the driver who hurt you. Our bike accident lawyers for the Greater Toronto Area will explain all of your rights and options under Ontario insurance law and the importance of stating your claim clearly and accurately, so that it will not be minimized.

You may feel that you will recover soon and there is no point in claiming for benefits or damages, but some effects of an accident may take a long time to become clear. Talk to our lawyers first.

You may need compensation for:

  • Time off work
  • Medical treatment and prescription medication
  • Rehabilitation
  • Child care and home care
  • Personal care if you are unable to take care of yourself
  • Out-of-pocket expenses

If your injuries are permanently disabling, you may also need compensation for future inability to work or for the cost of hiring professionals to help you adapt your home and vehicles to deal with your disabilities. You may also need to hire a personal care worker. Our lawyers can help you file a claim for these expenses as well as connect you to trusted professionals who can help you as you heal or adapt to your injuries.

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If you have been injured while bicycling in Oakville, Southern Ontario, or the Greater Toronto Area, contact Bougadis, Chang LLP Barristers at 416-703-2402.