Ottawa Pedestrian And Bicycle Accident Lawyers

On busy streets, cyclists and pedestrians are particularly vulnerable. A collision with a car or truck happens in mere seconds, but it can cause such a severe impact that it leaves an individual seriously injured. If you were hurt by a car or truck while walking or riding a bike, you should never assume that it was your fault and that you are not entitled to compensation from the driver's insurance company.

Regardless of the circumstances of the collision, you may have legal options to pursue to get financial support for your recovery.  Burke-Robertson LLP is an Ottawa law firm standing by pedestrian and bicycle accident victims who require advocacy, information and assertive legal representation.

The Severe Effects Of Collisions

A pedestrian who is struck by a car or truck even at low speeds can suffer any number of severe injuries, including orthopaedic injuries, broken bones and, in the most severe cases, head and spinal trauma. Even cyclists who wear a helmet may suffer from severe injuries upon impact.

In the aftermath of an accident, the victim's memory may be impaired. You may not be able to give an account of what happened during the accident. At Burke-Robertson LLP, we step in to fill in the blanks. We hire highly qualified accident reconstruction experts who can reconstruct the accident and prepare engineering reports that shed light on how the impact took place.

In general, there is a high level of responsibility placed on motorists to avoid a collision with a pedestrian or cyclist, and in a lawsuit they are subject to a reverse onus of proof: this means that they have the burden to prove they were not at fault.

Legal Advice For Pedestrian And Cyclist Accidents In Ontario

No injury victim should have to face the effects of severe injury without legal representation. To learn more about how our lawyers can help you, contact Burke-Robertson LLP at 613-706-0020 in Ottawa or 1-800-419-5581 toll free for a free initial consultation. You can also contact us online.