Despite the push by environmental activists to increase bicycle ridership, too many roadways remain unsafe for bicycles. People choose to ride bicycles for many reasons including leisure, main source of transportation and to reduce their environmental carbon footprint. However, bicyclists are constantly struggling to share the road with larger, dominating vehicles. Like a motorcycle, where there is no structural protection in the event of an accident, a bicycle accident leaves the rider vulnerable to serious injury including:
Coping with the aftermath of this traumatic accident can be extremely difficult, especially when the physical pain is mixed with the emotional distress. Our firm has a track record of success representing cycling-motor vehicle accident victims and their families. At Virk Personal Injury Law, we will guide you through the process, including time limitations, documentation and assessment submission. Our expertise will allow us to complete a thorough case investigation as we work with professional experts such as accident reconstruction engineers, medical experts, occupational therapists, physiotherapists and vocational counsellors to ensure that we obtain the best resolution for you.
WE GET YOU IMMEDIATE HELP
If you or someone you care for has sustained injuries as a bicyclist of pedestrian by a motor vehicle, you are entitled to accident benefits which may include:
Medical and Rehabilitation Benefits including chiropractic, psychological, physiotherapy services; medication; rehabilitative equipment; vocational training, home accessibility modifications and vehicle modifications
Other expenses – visitor expenses; funeral expenses; damaged items in the accident; and lost educational expenses.
FINDING YOUR PATH TO RECOVERY
A bicycle or pedestrian accident is completely life changing as it may cause extreme long-term pain and suffering, permanent disability or disfigurement. If your accident was not completely your fault, we can help you seek compensation for your medical expenses and financial losses from at-fault parties, including:
Pain and suffering damages (for loss of your enjoyment of life)
Loss of future earnings (financial loss due to the inability to work, reduced earning capacity and loss of future opportunity)
Future care costs (medical care, rehabilitation and other future costs including nursing or attendant care beyond what is available from accident benefits)
Housekeeping and Homemaking Services
Compensation for family members affected by your injuries (for cost of services you provided and the loss of care, guidance and companionship they have suffered)