Bicycle Accident Lawyers in Toronto
More and more people are biking to work these days; many of our lawyers and staff included. Unfortunately, with more riders on the road, there has been an increase in car and bike collisions. Most bicycle accidents occur happen at intersections where cars and cyclists cross paths. Other factors include congested roadways, areas without bike lanes, unsafe bike lanes, potholes, buses and streetcars. These dangers can have deadly consequences for cyclists.
Under the Highway Traffic Act, cyclists are typically treated as pedestrians meaning they are presumed to have the right-of-way. While it’s important for cyclists to obey the rules of the road; being right, legally speaking, does not help if you end up in the hospital. In nearly every car and bike collision, the cyclist is injured.