Although safety laws involving bicyclists have increased over the years, collisions involving bicycles and motor vehicles continue to occur in high volumes. About 7,500 cyclists are seriously injured every year in Canada, according to CAA Bike Safety. Bicyclists are most likely to be killed or injured on city roads (those with a speed limit of up to 70 km/h), at an intersection, during the evening traffic commute, and when visibility is worse, such as at night or where there is artificial lighting.
Although a bicycle accident can be debilitating, laws in Ontario require that you file documents within certain time periods. It is very important to be mindful of these deadlines.
If you live in the area of Barrie, Collingwood, Orillia or Midland, a bicycle accident lawyer should be incorporated into your recovery plan right away. At Littlejohn Barristers in Barrie, we can help you to meet the deadlines, which also apply to car accidents, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents, and pedestrian accidents.
Head injuries occur in 22 to 47 percent of injured bicyclists and are responsible for over 60 percent of all bicycle–related deaths and the majority of long-term disabilities. Facial injuries, neck injuries, spine injuries, fractures, broken bones, pelvis damages, amputations, emotional trauma, and road rash can also occur. Often, these injuries require specialized medical care, for which a brain injury lawyer in Barrie can help you to get compensation.
Vehicle-bicycle collisions are commonly caused by the motorist being out at a controlled intersection, the motorist passing a cyclist too closely, the motorist opening the door unexpectedly in front of the cyclist who is riding by, the motorist travelling too wide on a left turn, the motorist cutting off the cyclist on a right turn and the motorist driving out from a lane or driveway into a cyclist.
You will need to anticipate that the insurance company will try to place some blame on you for the accident. The best way to ensure that your case is handled fairly and effectively is to engage the services of a law firm with great bicycle accident experience. At Littlejohn Barristers in Barrie, we have extensive bicycle accident experience and we work hard to achieve fair compensation for your injuries.
At Littlejohn Barristers, we can build a strong case to ensure that the negligent driver is liable for accident. We will examine all the facts of your case, including the impact on your life and on your dependents. We pay close attention to detail and handle each file professionally and confidentially. You can discuss the accident with us at Littlejohn Barristers at any time, including at your free initial consultation. Contact a bicycle accident lawyer in Barrie at our law firm today. Littlejohn Barristers has bicycle accident lawyers serving clients in Collingwood, Orillia, Midland and Barrie. Call us at 705‑725‑7355.
For your convenience, we’re located just minutes from the County Courthouse. Call Littlejohn Barristers today at 705‑725‑7355 to find out how we can help you in your fight for justice. Our office is in Barrie, but our lawyers are proud to serve Midland, Collingwood, Orillia and surrounding Ontario areas.