Bicycle riders are especially vulnerable on the roads and more likely than other road users to be seriously injured in an accident. Some of these accidents are with motor vehicles; drivers who pass too closely or fail to check their blind spots can be incredibly dangerous to cyclists. Other bicycle accidents are caused by poor infrastructure, where a road or trail has been poorly maintained for cyclists.
The types of injuries suffered in bicycle accidents can include broken bones, spinal cord injury, paralysis and brain damage, and can require extended medical treatment and recovery. The costs can quickly add up, and getting representation from a Toronto bicycle accident lawyer skilled in handling cyclists’ claims can ensure that you receive fair compensation.
Unlike drivers, cyclists are not required to be licensed, nor do they need insurance in order to operate their bicycles. This means that in the event of a bicycle accident, there is not necessarily insurance coverage in place that will fully compensate you for your losses.
Bicycle Accidents Involving a Motor Vehicle
If you have been injured in a bicycle collision involving a motor vehicle, you can pursue a claim through the no-fault Accident Benefits insurance held by the vehicle’s driver. You do not need your own insurance!
Claiming Accident Benefits following a bicycle accident can be complicated; specific forms and time limits must be followed, and the paperwork can be overwhelming. Our experienced team of Toronto bicycle accident lawyers can advise you about the possible avenues for compensation, and guide you through this process.
In addition to an Accident Benefits claim, you can bring a lawsuit against the driver who was responsible for the accident. With decades of cumulative experience taking personal injury cases to trial, Jasmine Daya & Co. has the expert knowledge of Ontario’s motor vehicle laws as they apply to bicycle accidents to build a compelling case on your behalf.
Where a bicycle accident involved another person, whether they were a pedestrian or another cyclist, there may be negligence on their part that makes them responsible for the accident.
If someone else caused your bicycle accident, we can help you decide whether to bring a lawsuit. Even if you think you may have been partly to blame, you can still obtain some level of compensation.
Sometimes bicycle accidents happen on the trail, or due to slippery and poor road conditions. Even if your accident did not involve another person, the personal injury team at Jasmine Daya & Co. can advise you as to whether there is any possible claim for compensation.
If a bicycle accident was caused by infrastructure problems, for example, badly marked bicycle lanes, exposed grates, or poor road surfaces, it may be possible to bring a lawsuit against those responsible for maintaining the area, whether it is a private landowner or municipality.
Effective legal representation by a dedicated Toronto bicycle accident lawyer can be your greatest advantage in getting compensation for your injuries after a bicycle accident. To speak to one of the knowledgeable lawyers at Jasmine Daya & Co. in Toronto, and get a legal opinion about your accident claim, contact us online or at 416-967-9100. We offer Free Consultations for new clients and a “No Win, No Fee” pay structure.