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Bicycle & Pedestrian Accident Lawyer Ottawa

Cyclists can suffer devastating injuries in traffic accidents and the road to recovery could be long and difficult.

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  • What Are the Most Common Bicycle Accident Injuries?

    Falling from a bicycle can be painful. This is especially true if you have been hit by a vehicle. Other than wearing a helmet, cyclists have little protection in the event of an accident which is why they are particularly vulnerable to harm. Even being “doored,” which happens when a cyclist rides into an open car door, can result in severe injuries. According to Statistics Canada and the Canadian Automobile Association, about 7,500 cyclists are seriously injured in traffic accidents each year. Worse, about 75 cyclists are killed on average in Canada every year.

    Common injuries can include minor cuts and scrapes, road rash, broken bones, concussion and head trauma, along with neck, back and spinal cord injuries.

    Some injuries could lead to paralysis or death. Scarring or disfigurement can result and limbs may need to be amputated.

Bicycle & Pedestrian Accidents Lawyers in Ottawa


  • You Can Rely on Our Experience

    At Yegendorf Rashid, we represent cyclists, pedestrians and their families in personal injury and wrongful death claims. Our personal injury lawyers in Ottawa combined have nearly 50 years of personal injury and wrongful death experience. We have dedicated our careers to obtaining full compensation for our clients.

    These accidents can change the lives of injury victims and their families forever; if you or a loved one has been injured as a result of negligence, it is important to understand your rights, including your right to compensation to accident benefits and insurance compensation.

  • We Represent Pedestrian and Bicycle Accident Survivors in Ontario

    From crosswalk injury cases to cases involving vehicles entering bicycle lanes or sidewalks, these cases often involve multiple parties with varying degrees of insurance coverage. We have extensive experience investigating these claims and identifying all possible sources of financial recovery through insurance benefits and accident benefits.

    Pedestrians and cyclists are often able to collect accident benefits and other needed compensation. We work with our clients to ensure they receive the compensation they need to make as full a recovery as possible and cover the expected future costs associated with their


  • Decades of experience in helping
    victims of traffic accidents.

    Our personal injury law firm has decades of experience in helping victims of traffic accidents.
  • We Understand Health Care

    Understanding Healthcare is Our Strength
  • Protecting Victims Rights

    Our team of personal injury lawyers is committed to protecting the rights of victims of serious accidents.
  • Serious Injuries Are Our Specialty

    Our injury law firm focuses on cases involving brain injuries, spinal cord injuries and wrongful death.
  • Expertise in Accident Benefits

    Expertise in Accident Benefits Claims and Disputes.


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  • Compensation for Bicycle Accidents in Ottawa

    If you have been injured by a motorist you may be entitled to damages for pain and suffering, lost wages, medical expenses and future economic losses. For many, cycling is a passion so you may also be entitled to damages for loss of enjoyment of life.

    Every damage claim is judged on the circumstances of the accident. Did the driver change lanes without checking or signalling before hitting you? Did they ignore traffic signals? Were they driving recklessly or at an excessive speed? Did they open their car door without checking traffic before you were hit? Were they driving in a designated cycling lane with no regard for cyclists?

    Your actions will also be scrutinized. For example, if you rode through a red light before you were struck, you may be found at fault for the accident. If you have questions, contact us. Our skilled team is ready to help.

Howard Yegendorf

of Our Ottawa Injury Law Firm

“Our results in catastrophic injury cases are measured in financial terms. But I have always felt that the true success in legal cases where lives have been shattered in an accident comes from a compassionate and thorough understanding of the deeply human costs involved.“
Howard Yegendorf, Founding Partner