Bike And Pedestrian Accidents
If you are injured as a pedestrian or bicyclist, you may seek compensation to pay for the medical care you will need to get better or to cover income replacement. Bicyclists and pedestrians can claim the same benefits as someone injured in a car accident, as long as they have motor vehicle insurance. Government benefits are also available to accident victims who do not hold motor vehicle insurance.
Bicycle and pedestrian accidents can cause serious injuries including head, neck, and spine injuries, broken bones, internal injuries, loss of limb, paralysis, and death. We have experience representing accident victims and advocating for their rights with insurance companies within the Ontario provincial court system. Bicycle accident cases can get very complicated and involve a number of parties, including motor vehicle operators who may be held liable. It is worth noting that a car doesn’t even have to be moving for you to have a collision; “dooring,” when a motorist opens their door without looking and a cyclist runs into it. As well, some cycling accidents can be caused by dog attacks. There are leash laws and any dogs that are a risk to attack should be leashed, making their owners responsible.
Pedestrian accidents are quite common and at times can be very serious. It only takes a split second for an accident to occur and the injuries can lead to life-long disabilities. If you have been injured as a result of a pedestrian accident, the legislation states that it is the responsibility of the vehicle’s driver to prove the accident was not their fault.
If you have suffered severe injury while riding your bike, walking on city streets, or in a crosswalk accident, the personal injury team at Sharpe Beresh & Gnyś can help you claim the benefits to which you may be entitled.
We have the skills and expertise to ensure you are fully compensated for your losses.
Contact Sharpe Beresh & Gnyś for a free initial consultation.
If we take your case, you will owe us nothing unless we recover compensation for you.