Cycling has become an increasingly popular mode of transportation for commuting, exercise, recreation, for both casual and formal competition and even for running errands.
Unfortunately, Ontario’s cycling infrastructure is struggling to keep pace, and drivers are often unfamiliar with the challenges faced by cyclists in the urban and rural settings throughout the Greater Hamilton and Southwestern Ontario region. The increased number of cyclists on the road, and the potential for conflict with motor vehicle traffic can and does lead to collisions in which cyclists can suffer significant injuries, and even death.
Cyclists are particularly vulnerable to injury when struck by a car, and such collisions can often result in serious medical conditions including broken bones, head injuries, damage to the spinal cord and other orthopedic injuries, as well as soft tissue injuries such as to the neck and back.
In the course of recovering from an injury, many cycling accident victims experience pain that can reduce their quality of life, and affect their ability to earn an income, perform domestic tasks and otherwise provide for themselves and their families. These injuries and their aftermath can leave victims and their families wrestling with the stress related to not only their physical limitations, but also the emotional and financial impact upon their lives.
At Mackesy Smye, we are experienced at assisting bicycle accident victims cope with what can be an overwhelming situation. If you have suffered an accident on your bike, or if a fatal cycling accident has taken a family member from you, Mackesy Smye can help by providing the advice and representation needed to make sure that you receive proper compensation from insurance companies, or governmental authorities.
Depending upon the facts of your case, your claim for injuries sustained in a cycling accident may include compensation for lost income, pain and suffering as well as the costs of current and future medical and rehabilitation treatment. In some cases, you may have a right to some of these benefits regardless of fault.
If you or a loved one has sustained injuries in a bicycling accident, contact the lawyers at Mackesy Smye. After carefully reviewing the facts of your case, they and their team of dedicated professionals can advise you of the rights that you may have, and help you to obtain appropriate compensation to assist you in your recovery.