With the warmer weather in Toronto and GTA, many people are riding bikes and cycling on the roads around the GTA. Biking is a great activity for fun and health. The injury lawyers at Iacobelli Law Firm would like to remind drivers to be aware of cyclists and courteous. Give bikes lots of space on the roads. Motor vehicle and bike accidents are a frequent occurrence around the GTA, and most of these accidents are senseless. Sadly, car accidents involving bikes and pedestrians, even relatively low speed collisions, so often result in serious injuries or even death.
In Ontario, if a pedestrian or cyclist is involved in a crash with a car or truck, the driver of the motor vehicle is presumed to be at fault in a civil action. That is, the cyclist or pedestrian can sue the driver and the driver will be presumed to be at fault for the collision. This is an important exception to the ordinary laws on liability, and it recognizes that drivers need to take extra care to avoid collisions with pedestrians and cyclists.
If you or a family member has been involved as a pedestrian or cyclist in a crash with a motor vehicle, you have rights to insurance claims for your losses, including lost income and health insurance costs. To learn more about your rights, call us for a Free Consultation and speak with a dedicated bike accident lawyer. To request your free consultation call 416-900-1070 or complete our Contact Form here.
At our York Region Ontario Personal Injury Law Firm, we often meet individuals that have suffered a traumatic brain injury following a car accident. Most traumatic brain injuries are diagnosed as concussion following a motor vehicle accident. Other brain injuries are diagnosed as moderate or severe. More severe brain injuries typically include a bleed on the brain.
The immediate symptoms of a brain injury following a car accident can include headache; nausea and vomiting; loss of consciousness or feelings confusion, foggy or disoriented; fatigue and drowsiness; dizziness or loss of balance; and either sleeping more than usual or having difficulty sleeping. There may also be sensory problems such as ringing in the ears, blurred vision, a bad taste in the mouth or inability to smell, as well as sensitivity to light or sound. The long-term symptoms of a concussion or TBI are the most worrisome because they include memory and concentration deficits, mood changes or mood swings, and depression and/or anxiety.
Following any traumatic brain injury, whether mild, moderate or severe, the road to recovery is often long and difficult. Even with concussions, the person will likely require plenty of rest and time away from school or work. They will often need to avoid stimulus and activities such as driving or operating equipment. With severe injuries, the victim may need to re-learn skills and activities of living.
If you or a loved one has sustained a traumatic brain injury following a motor vehicle accident, we may be able to help. In addition to navigating through the insurance and legal claims that will need to be advanced, our law firm can also assist in obtaining the resources to help you on the road to recovery. This includes access to medical and other healthcare providers that can assist in maximizing your recovery. For a FREE CONSULTATION call us at 416-900-107- or toll free at 1-866-234-6093.
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