Markham Bicycle Accident Lawyer
A bicycle accident may leave you devastated—physically, mentally, and financially. According to the calculations reported by Statistics Canada for the years 2006 to 2017, roughly 74 cyclists die each year. Accidents with motor vehicles comprised 73% of those fatalities, while 25% were with other cyclists and objects.
If you are struggling to pay your medical bills and missing work to recover from your injuries, the person responsible for your accident, not you, should pay for the damages. At Preszler Injury Lawyers, we fight for victims’ rights. We take on the responsible party and the insurance company. If you qualify for monetary damages, a bicycle accident lawyer serving Markham from our team may be able to help you receive compensation.
Preszler Injury Lawyers has a record of fighting for bicycle accident victims’ rights. Our bicycle accident lawyers want to hear from you right away if you have suffered injuries in an accident. We will get right to work, investigating and gathering evidence, and then filing a claim on your behalf and pursuing it.
To get started today by speaking with a member of our staff serving Markham, call Preszler Injury Lawyers at 1-800-JUSTICE.
Bicycle Accidents in Markham, Ontario
Preszler Injury Lawyers may be able to help you win compensation for a number of bicycle accident situations in Markham. Bicyclists have rights to the road in Canada, and motorists have a duty to watch out for them.
No matter how your accident happened, we want to hear from you, even if you are not certain that the other driver did anything wrong or was at fault. On many occasions, we have helped clients win awards when even they were not certain at first that they had a viable case. It never hurts to find out your options.
Call Preszler Injury Lawyers today if you were involved in any of the following types of bicycle accidents:
Hit While in the Bicycle Lane
If a car struck you while you were riding in a bicycle lane, the accident is typically the driver’s fault. Bicycle lanes are for cyclists, and if a car hit you there, it probably means the driver had veered out of their lane or turned into your path.
We will investigate your accident and show how the driver, not you, was at fault. If you qualify for damages, we may be able to help you recover an agreeable award for which you are eligible by law.
Hit at an Intersection
Bicyclists should follow the same rules of the road as motorists when crossing intersections. That said, because cyclists are more vulnerable due to the lack of protective features on a bicycle, motorists have an implied duty of care to always watch out for them. If a car hit you while navigating through an intersection, we want to hear from you and help you determine if you qualify for monetary compensation.
Hit By Another Cyclist
Not all severe bicycle accidents involve cars. Even at professional events such as the Tour de France, bicyclists sometimes collide with one another, on occasion leading to severe injuries and significant property damage.
If you were in an accident involving another cyclist, we may be able to help you get to the bottom of what happened and build a case against them. We will gather evidence showing their liability and pursue them for compensation.
Injured By a Drunk Driver
Alcohol and drugs impair driving ability. Impaired driving decreases visual acuity, clouds judgment, and slows reaction times. These combined factors make a drunk driver more likely to hit a bicyclist, either because the driver failed to see the cyclist or because in their impaired state, they lacked the reflexes to stop in time.
If you believe the driver who hit you was under the influence of alcohol or drugs, we can investigate and find out for sure. You could be eligible for a major settlement due to the drunk driver’s liability.
Even if none of the above categories describe the circumstances of your accident, Preszler Injury Lawyers wants to hear from you and learn how a bicycle accident lawyer serving Markham may be able to help. To speak with a member of our team today, call us at 1-800-JUSTICE.
Your Bicycle Accident Injury Claim in Markham, Ontario
If you suffered injuries in a bicycle accident, a bicycle accident lawyer serving Markham from our team may be able to help you build a compelling case for compensation. A successful bicycle accident claim proves four things:
Duty of Care
We show that the liable party had a duty of care to you. Anyone who gets behind the wheel has an implied duty to watch out for other motorists and especially cyclists and pedestrians. If the responsible party was another cyclist, they also owed you a duty of care by virtue of operating their bicycle on a public road.
Breach of Duty
We gather evidence to show that the party breached their duty to you. This evidence may include:
- Police reports
- Eyewitness statements
- Photos and videos
- Expert witness testimony
Our lawyers may be able to show how the other party directly caused you to suffer injuries by breaching their duty of care to you.
Finally, we tabulate the full slate of damages you incurred because of your injuries, and we may be able to go after the other driver and their insurer for the full amount.
Your Markham Bicycle Accident Compensation
Preszler Injury Lawyers fights for the compensation you deserve. You may qualify to collect a monetary compensation package that includes money for:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Reduced earning capacity
- Pain and suffering and inconvenience
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- And possibly more if you qualify
Call Preszler Injury Lawyers for a Free Initial Bicycle Accident Case Evaluation
The bicycle accident lawyers serving Markham at Preszler Injury Lawyers are ready to hear from you today. To speak with a member of our team, call us at 1-800-JUSTICE.