What do you do if you or someone else has been injured in a bike accident? With more people choosing biking as their transportation and the addition of more bike lanes in the city, there is an increase of cyclists being injured. Preszler Law’s John Philp discusses your rights and the steps to take if […]
Nearly a fifth of all cyclists killed in Ontario traffic crashes were children under the age of 16, according to the Canadian Automobile Association (CAA). Making sure that your child is properly geared and that he or she knows the rules of the road will go a long way to preventing an accident. Emphasize caution […]
The term “doored” is used to describe an incident that occurs when a car door opens in the path of a travelling cyclist, causing a collision. These vehicle-bicycle accidents can cause significant injuries for cyclists, and unfortunately, local laws may be of little help.
Approximately 7,500 cyclists are seriously injured each year in Canada, according to the Canadian Automobile Association (CAA). Taking simple safety measures and abiding by the rules of the road can greatly reduce your risk of bicycle accidents. Take a look at some of the following safety tips compiled by the Canadian Safety Council and the […]
Bicycle accidents are notorious for causing catastrophic injuries, such as brain trauma and compound fractures. Even a seemingly “minor” injury can have a substantial financial impact on a victim’s life. Below are three resources to consider as you or a loved one recovers after a bicycle accident in Ontario. 1. Ontario’s Statutory Accident Benefits You […]
According to the Ontario Road Safety Annual Report, 18 people died and more than 2,500 people were injured in bicycle accidents in 2010 in the province. Nearly half of those accidents involved a bicyclist who was “driving properly” at the time of the crash. Data suggests automotive drivers may have been to blame in roughly […]