Bicycle Accident FAQs
What Can A Bicycle Accident Lawyer Do?
Ultimately, a bicycle accident lawyer will protect your rights as an injured cyclist. Firstly, our team will commit their undivided attention to the intricacies surrounding your cycling accident. Then, leaning on 40 years of combined experience, we’ll take the right approach to ensure that the negligent party is held responsible for causing your serious cycling injury. In short, the question to ask yourself is, between dealing with insurance companies and researching rehabilitation services, could you do all of this on your own? After a cycling accident takes place, you should be concentrating on rest and recovery. Let a bicycle accident lawyer take care of everything else for your peace of mind and justice.
What Documents Do I Need To Present To My Bicycle Accident Lawyer?
De Rose Lawyers will be more than happy to discuss the individual circumstances relating to your bicycle accident. But before you speak to any bicycle accident lawyer, it’s vital that you curate and share a series of documents and valuable information. Therefore, your serious personal injury case can be reviewed much more effectively. Documents include, but aren’t limited to, a police report; doctor’s records; your health card, driver’s licence and SIN number; the insurance details of the vehicle that hit you; your own auto insurance policy; photos at or after the collision; photos of damage to your bicycle and clothing; and the names of witnesses.
What Are Bicycle Accidents Commonly Caused By?
In a big city like Toronto, or anywhere for that matter, bicycle accidents are commonly caused by a number of things. This includes dooring incidents, drivers changing lanes without signalling, drivers pulling out of a junction, and poor roadway maintenance.
Dooring occurs when a driver or passenger opens a motor vehicle door into the direct path of a cyclist. Secondly, changing lanes without signalling is extremely dangerous since bicyclists aren’t warned about a driver’s next intentions, causing collisions to occur. A driver pulling out of a junction without fully observing their immediate surroundings is also a common cause of Toronto bicycle accidents. Poor roadway maintenance, such as potholes or otherwise defected tarmac, can also cause a bicyclist to lose traction and flip over.
Elsewhere, driver speeding, traffic weaving, running red lights, failure to yield, impaired driving and driver fatigue all contribute towards Toronto bicycle accidents too.
What Is The Average Settlement For A Bicycle Accident?
Wondering what is the average settlement for a bicycle accident? In short, this is a difficult question to answer without knowing the specifics relating to your individual bicycle accident. Ultimately, you can pursue a bicycle accident settlement with your accident benefits insurer based on your medical rehabilitation needs, plus income replacement benefits should you be awarded them. Remember, settlements are capped by the benefit maximums available in your policy.
Don’t forget, accident benefits for bicycle accident insurance settlements do not consider fault for the collision. In tort bicycle accident insurance settlements, fault is a critical component however, pain and suffering compensation is another thing that a bicycle accident lawyer can review and pursue for you on your behalf. To give you a better idea of De Rose Lawyers’ track record, view our success stories here.
Why Should I Hire A Bicycle Accident Lawyer?
Bicycle accident cases are unique. Questions of liability may arise, and the path to compensation can become complex. Having an experienced bicycle accident lawyer by your side will make all the difference.
Why Choose De Rose Personal Injury Lawyers?
With 40 years of combined experience, De Rose Lawyers will guide you through the complex legal, medical, and insurance issues, allowing you to focus on your rehabilitation and recovery.
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