//
Ontario Personal Injury Lawyers
Call 1-888-404-5167
Preszler Injury Lawyers

Kitchener Bicycle Accident Lawyer


Whether you enjoy riding your bicycle for leisure or use your bike as an eco-friendly way to commute to work, if you’re a regular cyclist, you’ve probably experienced first-hand how dangerous it can be to share the street with motor vehicles.

Because cyclists have so little protection available to them, especially compared to a motor vehicle, accidents can result in significant injuries. Often, injuries sustained in bicycle accidents affect the cyclist’s ability to work, and by extension, their financial stability.

If you’ve been hurt in a bicycle accident, you may be entitled to receive damages for medical bills, loss of wages, pain and suffering, emotional distress, or other serious complaints sustained as a result of the collision.

A Kitchener bicycle accident lawyer may be able to help protect your right to receive compensation. If you are eligible, Preszler Injury Lawyers will represent you in court, and in negotiations with insurance companies. Call us at 1-800-JUSTICE today for a free initial consultation.

Understanding the Frequency of Bicycle Accidents

Talk With Our Legal Team



If you have any questions and would like to schedule a call with our legal team for a FREE no-obligation consultation, contact us now. During this call you can ask any questions as it relates to your accident and/or claim and we'll discuss your options and possible outcomes.

Regardless of where you're located in Ontario – we may be able to help you. Don't delay - call us. Our lines are open 24/7.

According to a recent Canadian Motor Vehicle Traffic Collision Statistics report, bicyclists killed in car accidents account for 2.3% of fatalities on Canadian roadways. The same report indicates that cyclists make up 4% of all serious injuries sustained in collisions nationwide.

Even the most cautious and responsible cyclist is vulnerable to collisions. The Region of Waterloo’s latest Annual Collision Report indicates that 36% of drivers involved in a collision with a cyclist were engaged in Inattentive driving. Due to simple negligence, a motor vehicle operator could come into contact with a bicycle on almost any part of the road. For example, if a negligent driver in Downtown Kitchener drifts into one of the city’s separated bicycle lanes, that driver could cause a crash, inflicting significant injuries on an unsuspecting cyclist.

In addition to direct collisions, a driver might cause a bicyclist to suffer injuries without even making contact with their bike. If, for example, a driver makes a sudden sharp turn in front of a bicycle’s path, it could cause the cyclist to lose control of their bike and sustain injuries.

Diagnosing Your Injuries

If you have been involved in a bicycle crash, it is important to take care of yourself. Immediately after the accident, you may be tempted to tell the first responders that you are feeling fine, even if they suggest you visit the hospital or ride in the ambulance.

Although you may not notice significant injuries immediately after the crash, once the adrenaline from the accident is gone, you may begin to experience pain or notice extreme uncomfortability. This delayed pain could take several hours, or even several days, to manifest itself.

Even if a few days have passed since the accident, you still have the right to see a doctor about your injuries. If you believe you have suffered injuries in a crash with a motor vehicle, only a doctor may fully diagnose your injuries and lay out a treatment plan for you to follow.

Types of Injuries in a Bicycle Accident

Call 1-888-608-2111 for available options or Book a Consultation

A cyclist could suffer a variety of injuries after a crash. Some of the potential injuries include:

  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Cuts and road rash
  • Broken bones
  • Damaged ligaments
  • Loss of vision or hearing
  • Amputation of limbs
  • Disfigurement
  • Neck and spine injuries, resulting in paralysis

The injuries sustained by cyclists have the potential to be life-changing. A bicycle accident lawyer serving the Kitchener area can negotiate with insurance companies on behalf of victims, and try securing the most reasonable coverage for those affected by another party’s negligence.

Call Preszler Injury Lawyers at 1-800-JUSTICE to learn about the services we offer to victims of bicycle accidents.

Determining Liability

In order to maximize your chances of receiving an agreeable settlement, a bicycle accident lawyer representing you may illustrate how the collision was caused through the negligent behaviour of a motor vehicle operator.

Negligence means that, rather than purposefully attempting to do physical harm to the cyclist, a driver may still be held at fault for causing a collision even if it was not their intention to so. If the driver could have taken different actions or engaged in different behaviour on the road in order to prevent the accident, they could be found negligent.

A Contingency-Fee-Basis

Preszler Injury Lawyers work on a contingency-fee-basis, which means we do not take fees upfront for services provided to our clients. Instead, our fees are included in the settlement you receive. That means that we don’t receive payment until you do.

During negotiations with an insurance company, the insurer may contact you with a settlement offer. It may be difficult to determine if this is a fair offer for you without the assistance of a Kitchener bicycle accident lawyer who regularly represents clients in personal injury lawsuits.

Preszler Injury Lawyers know how insurers work and can help determine the fair settlement amount following your accident.

When you are ready to discuss your case, call us at 1-800-JUSTICE for a free initial consultation.

 

Areas We Serve

Practice Areas

Call us now at
1-800-JUSTICE
®

151 Eglinton Ave W,
Toronto, ON
M4R 1A6
Fax: 1-855-364-7027
Toll Free: 1-888-608-2111
4145 N Service Rd
Burlington, ON
L7L 4X6
Fax: 1-855-364-7027
Toll Free: 1-888-608-2111
2 County Ct Blvd #400,
Brampton, ON
L6W 3W8
Fax: 1-855-364-7027
Toll Free: 1-888-608-2111
105 Consumers Drive
Whitby, ON
L1N 1C4
Fax: 1-855-364-7027
Toll Free: 1-888-608-2111
92 Caplan Ave #121,
Barrie, ON
L4N 0Z7
Fax: 1-855-364-7027
Toll Free: 1-888-608-2111
380 Wellington St Tower B, 6th Floor,
London, ON
N6A 5B5
Toll Free: 1-888-608-2111
2233 Argentia Rd Suite 302,
East Tower Mississauga, ON
L5N 6A6
Toll Free: 1-888-608-2111
1 Hunter St E,
Hamilton, ON
L8N 3W1
Fax: 1-855-364-7027
Toll Free: 1-888-608-2111
459 George St N,
Peterborough, ON
K9H 3R9
Fax: 1-855-364-7027
Toll Free: 1-888-608-2111
22 Frederick Street,
Suite 700
Kitchener, ON N2H 6M6
Fax: 1-855-364-7027
Toll Free: 1-888-608-2111
352 Elgin Street,
Ottawa ON
K2P 1M8
Toll Free: 1-888-608-2111
10 Milner Business Ct #300,
Scarborough, ON
M1B 3C6
Toll Free: 1-888-608-2111
*consultation offices

DISCLAIMER: Please be advised that the header image and other images throughout this website may include both lawyer and non-lawyer/paralegal employees of Preszler Injury Lawyers and DPJP Professional Corporation and unrelated third parties. Our spokesperson John Fraser, or any other non-lawyer/paralegals in our marketing is not to be construed in any way as misleading to the public. Our marketing efforts are not intended to suggest qualitative superiority to other lawyers, paralegals or law firms in any way. Any questions regarding the usage of non-lawyers in our legal marketing or otherwise can be directed to our management team. Please also note that past results are not indicative of future results and that each case is unique. Please be advised that some of the content on this website may be out of date. None of the content is intended to act as legal advice as each situation is independent and unique and requires individual legal advice from a licensed lawyer or paralegal. For legal advice on your individual situation – we can provide legal guidance after you have contacted our firm and we have established a lawyer-client relationship contractually. Maximum contingency fee charged is 33%. Finally, our usage of awards and logos for awards does not suggest qualitative superiority to other lawyers, paralegals or law firms. All awards received from third party organizations have been done so through their own reasonable evaluative process and do not include any payment for these awards except for the use of the award logos for our marketing assets.