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.