There are several laws in Ontario to protect cyclists while sharing the road with other vehicles. Bicycle accident injuries are severe in nature and can be fatal due to the cyclist’s level of exposure on the road. At Maruszki Law, our personal injury lawyers are well versed in the rules of the road regarding bicycle accident claims.
A motor vehicle doesn’t even have to be moving to cause serious injury to a cyclist on the road. If a motorist opens their door and does not take the proper precautions to ensure that his/her action will not interfere with the movement of or cause harm to another person or vehicle, the negligent party is in direct violation of the Highway Traffic Act. Even leaving a motor vehicle door open for longer than is necessary on the side of moving traffic can seriously endanger cyclists sharing the road.
Bicycle Accident Claim
Bicycle accident injuries can result in brain damage, broken bones, fractures, spinal cord injury, cuts, abrasions, internal injuries, and even death. If you or a loved one have been injured in a bicycle accident, you may be entitled to medical and rehabilitation benefits, caregiver benefits, non-earner benefits, income replacement benefits and/or housekeeping benefits.
It is imperative that you obtain legal counsel as soon as possible from an experienced bicycle accident lawyer to ensure your rights are protected. We will investigate your bicycle accident claim to that you can obtain your rightful compensation for your bicycle accident injuries. We pursue each claim as if it were going to trial. Let us advocate on your behalf so that you can focus on your recovery.