Toronto Bicycle Accident Lawyers
It can be difficult to get around the city of Toronto. Commuters are often forced to choose between sitting in frustrating traffic jams or using our city’s overcrowded, underserviced, and unpredictable public transit system. Many Torontonians view cycling as a practical, environmentally-friendly third option. However, cycling in the city can be extremely dangerous.
Despite the municipal government’s implementation of the Vision Zero Road Safety Plan to reduce the number of fatal collisions on Toronto’s streets several years ago, the city is nowhere close to its target. In fact, dozens of cyclists are killed or seriously injured in Toronto each year.
According to a recent report released by the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), in just one year, fatal bicycle accidents have skyrocketed by 300%. There are more motor vehicles on the city’s streets than ever before, and their drivers’ frustration about heavy traffic congestion often translates to aggravated behaviour behind the wheel. Aggressive driving and excessive speeding are the leading causes of deadly bicycle accidents in Toronto. Other examples of negligent driving that often lead to collisions with cyclists include:
- Texting while driving
- Drunk driving
- Driving under the influence of illegal drugs
- Distracted driving
- Improperly changing lanes
- Ignoring traffic signs/signals
- Failing to yield
- Failing to leave an adequate buffer
- And more
Cyclists who are lucky enough to survive being struck by negligent drivers frequently sustain serious or catastrophic injuries. For injured survivors of severe bicycle accidents in Toronto, the ramifications can be long-lasting, painful, and expensive.
Injured bicycle accident survivors face numerous challenges, not least of which are the necessary costs of medical expenses and lifestyle adjustments. In many situations, the injuries sustained in a collision with a motor vehicle make it impossible for the injured cyclist to return to work. That means they could be faced with monumental, injury-related costs at a time when they can least afford them.
If you were struck by a negligent driver while cycling, our Toronto bicycle accident lawyers may be able to help you recover the compensation you are rightfully owed. Our bicycle accident lawyers serving Toronto appreciate how vulnerable cyclists are to the dangers of the road, and how profoundly their lives can be changed because of a driver’s negligence. By working with our Toronto bicycle accident lawyers, you may be able to file a civil claim against the driver responsible for causing your injurious collision in an attempt to recover damages. These damages might include:
- Lost wages
- Reduced future earning capabilities
- Prescription drugs
- Medical equipment
- Attendant care
- Other medical expenses
- Mileage costs to and from medical appointments
- Housekeeping services
- Home modification costs to accommodate newly acquired disabilities
- Legal fees
- Pain and suffering
- And possibly more
If your close relative was killed in a cycling accident caused by a negligent driver, our wrongful death lawyers may be able to help you recover compensation for financial losses you have incurred as a result of your loved one’s tragic demise. To learn whether you might be eligible to pursue a civil claim, contact our bicycle accident lawyers serving Toronto by calling 1-800-JUSTICE.
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Our Toronto bicycle accident lawyers are passionate about helping cyclists who have been seriously injured in collisions caused by negligent drivers. Furthermore, Preszler Injury Lawyers are committed to assisting the families of wrongfully deceased community members who lost their lives in Toronto bicycle accidents.
To take advantage of a free initial consultation with our Toronto bicycle accident lawyers, call 1-800-JUSTICE or contact us online today.