More and more people in Ontario are choosing to commute by bicycle. As a result, bikers are increasingly a part of everyday traffic and must follow the same laws as other motorists. As they navigate heavy traffic and other risks, cyclists report hundreds of accidents annually. The risks include being hit by a car, being caught in the rain, having to deal with slick roads, or being trapped between two vehicles (colliding with an open car door).
No matter what kind of insurance you have, if you are in a car accident with another driver, you will almost certainly be entitled to accident benefits. If you or a loved one has been injured in a bicycle accident, contact our bicycle accident lawyer firm right once to ensure that your right to reimbursement for medical bills, attendant care, lost wages, and other damages is protected.
Contact us immediately so that you can receive the full compensation to which you are entitled.
How to handle bicycle accident
If you think you need medical attention, please get some.
Consider whether you need immediate medical help, and if so, dial 911. Otherwise, you should get checked out by a doctor right away in case there are any underlying injuries you haven’t seen.
Contact the police immediately to file a report. They will tell you if you need to wait for them at the scene or go to the nearest accident reporting center.
Talk to the Driver
Discuss the driver’s license, insurance, and vehicle details with the driver. You can file a claim for Accident Benefits under your auto insurance coverage even if you were injured while riding your bike. In the event of an accident in which you were not at fault, your only recourse would be to file a claim with the other driver’s insurance provider.
Keep a Record of What Occurred
You should take pictures of the site, get the names and numbers of any witnesses, and make notes about the weather and any potential road dangers if you can.
Within Seven Days, You Must Contact Your Insurance Provider.
The statute of limitations for filing a claim with your own auto insurer is seven (7) days from the date of the accident. Get in touch with them as soon as you can.