Personal Injury Lawyer for Toronto, York Region, Vaughan, Newmarket, Aurora, Richmond Hill, Thornhill, Discusses Bicycle Accidents
In Ontario, accidents involving bicycles occur frequently, often as the result of drivers not paying attention to cyclists sharing the road. Some of the most common bicycle collisions occur in the following situations: (1) a vehicle making a right turn across the cyclist’s lane of travel; (2) vehicle executing a left turn at an uncontrolled (or non-dedicated left turn) intersection; (3) dooring; and (4) a vehicle or cyclist passing on the right.
Each year many people in Ontario are killed or suffer personal injury from bicycle collisions. Even in a minor collision with a motor vehicle, bicycle riders generally suffer significant and serious injury. A bicycle rider has a great disadvantage because of the level of personal exposure. In many cases, motor vehicles hitting bicycle riders are negligent.
Common personal injuries include scratches, cuts, broken bones, spinal chord injuries, brain damage and sometimes death.
If you have been injured or tragically lost a family member in a Ontario bicycle accident, your recovery may depend on your decision to consult an experienced personal injury lawyer prepared to investigate the collision and pursue a fair settlement or trial verdict.