Electronic bicycles, also known as power assisted bicycles, electronic scooters or e-bikes, are becoming increasingly common on the roads, especially in Ontario’s cities. They are convenient, and do not require a license, or insurance, to operate.
That being said, there are rules and regulations about what qualifies as an e-bike, who can use them, and where. Like bicycles, e-bikes must meet minimum safety and operator requirements, and have a maximum speed of 32 km/hr. They must be ridden on the roadways, not sidewalks, and obey all applicable signal and traffic rules.
Also like cyclists, the relatively small size of an electronic bike makes riders vulnerable to severe injury in the event of an e-bike accident. These injuries can include
Victims of e-bike accidents often need long-term treatment in order to recover from their injuries, and the costs can quickly start to add up. You need dedicated legal counsel from our e-bike accident team on your side, to help recover these costs, and ensure that you can afford the medical treatment and services you need.
The personal injury lawyers at Jasmine Daya & Co. have obtained millions in compensation on behalf of their clients, and understand the options available to victims of e-bike accidents.
Because e-bikes do not require a license or insurance, you may be worried that you do not have any insurance coverage to help pay for your losses. If your e-bike accident involved a car or motorcycle, you can pursue a claim through the no-fault Accident Benefits insurance held by the vehicle’s driver. Our Toronto E-Bike accident lawyers will take care of the paperwork and work to see that your claim is handled as quickly as possible.
In addition to an Accident Benefits claim, we can advise you about bringing a lawsuit against the driver who was responsible for the accident. Our team has significant experience taking personal injury cases to trial, and has the expert knowledge of Ontario’s motor vehicle laws as they apply to e-bike accidents.
Where an electronic bicycle accident involved another cyclist or a pedestrian, there may be negligence on their part that makes them responsible for the accident. Even if you think that you might be partly to blame, we may still be able to assist you in obtaining some compensation.
E-Bike accidents sometimes happen due to bad road conditions or infrastructure problems, like badly marked bicycle lanes, exposed grates, or poor road surfaces. In these situations, it may be possible to bring a lawsuit against those responsible for maintaining the area, whether that is a private land owner or municipality.
Effective legal representation by a dedicated Toronto E-Bike accident lawyer can be your greatest advantage in getting compensation for your injuries after an e-bike accident.
The Toronto E-Bike accident lawyers at Jasmine Daya & Co. can help you deal with insurance companies, and assist you in pursuing a claim for compensation. With our team, you will have the support necessary to get your case resolved, so you can focus on recovery.
To speak to one of our knowledgeable lawyers 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.