Toronto Car Accident Lawyers: Cyclist–Motor-vehicle Collisions

Cyclists Are Vulnerable! 

Toronto personal injury lawyers Singh Barristers handle cases where bicyclists have been seriously injured in collisions with motor-vehicles.

A 1999 study showed that nearly 48% of Torontonians were cyclists, while more than 55% owned bicycles. Nearly 20% of the city’s population were utilitarian cyclists. They used their bicycles to commute to work/school, for shopping, traveling, visiting, doing errands etc.

Keeping this in mind, cycle transportation has been officially covered under the Ontario Highway Traffic Act. Toronto also has a Toronto Bike Plan to create infrastructure for this increasing population. Cyclists are duty bound to obey all traffic rules, signaling, staying on designated paths and areas, etc.

When bicycles and motor-vehicles collide, it’s the cyclist who is more vulnerable, being completely exposed to the forces of impact, even though they may wear protective gear like helmets, knee/elbow protection etc.

However, accidents can and do happen, most of them caused by someone’s fault or negligence. If you or a dear one has been injured in a cycle-motor-vehicle collision, contact the nearest personal injury lawyer in Toronto. You may be entitled to compensation.

Compensation Information

Consult experienced Toronto car accident lawyer with specific experience in successfully dealing with similar cases. They should be familiar with cycling laws/insurance regulations, current rulings/amendments/relevant changes to the Traffic/Insurance Acts, medical issues etc.

Each accident is unique and the circumstances surrounding each are highly individualistic. Compensation is available to injured parties from:

  • Insurance of car/cars involved in the crash
  • Cyclist’s own car insurance
  • Cyclist’s spouse’s car insurance
  • Car insurance of someone cyclist was dependent on
  • Ontario Accident Benefits Claims Fund 

Injured victims can also sue the negligent driver for monetary compensation.

Important Legal Aspects 

No-fault benefits are available to all those injured, regardless of fault, in automobile accidents in Ontario.

Auto insurance is mandatory in Ontario. Damages are available upto the policy limits. Experienced Toronto personal injury lawyers can advise you that cyclists are considered as “pedestrians” under the Highway Traffic Act. There is a “reverse onus” on car drivers to prove that the accident did not occur due to their fault/negligence.

We ensure that your rights are protected, help you get the compensation you deserve and your life back on track. 

If you, your family or a friend has been injured in an accident, please feel free to speak to one of our injury lawyers for a free consultation about how we are able to assist in making a personal injury claim. We consult in all cities across Ontario with a no win no fee guarantee. Our personal injury lawyers have helped victims secure millions of dollars in personal injury cases. Call us Toll Free On our 24/7 Injury Hotline: 1 – 844 495 7333 or Text a Personal Injury ‎Lawyer 24/7 and get instant help. (416 931 5015)

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s