Bicycle Accidents

Personal Injury Litigation Arising from Bicycle Accidents

Welcome to Haghani Law Office, a leading personal injury law firm in Ontario specializing in bicycle accidents. If you or your family members have been involved in a bicycle accident and are seeking legal representation, you have come to the right place. We understand the devastating impact these accidents can have on your life, and we are here to fight for your rights and secure the compensation you deserve.

Bicycle Accidents: A Growing Concern

In recent years, bicycle use has been on the rise in Ontario, particularly in Toronto, as more people embrace cycling as a convenient and environmentally friendly method of transportation. However, this increase in bicycle traffic has also led to an alarming rise in bicycle accidents. It is crucial to understand the implications of these accidents, the unique vulnerability of cyclists, and the legal avenues available for victims to seek compensation.

 According to recent statistics, there has been a significant increase in bicycle accidents in Ontario. According to a Statistics Canada, an average of 74 Canadians die in cycling collisions each year and 73% of those incidents involve a collision with a motor vehicle. These figures highlight the severity of the issue and the need for legal recourse to support injured cyclists and their families.

The Catastrophic Consequences of Bicycle Accidents

Bicycle accidents, particularly those involving collisions with cars, can have catastrophic consequences for cyclists. Due to the significant size and weight disparity between bicycles and cars, cyclists are particularly vulnerable in these situations. The lack of protective barriers and safety features leaves cyclists susceptible to severe injuries, including:

  • Head and brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Orthopedic injuries
  • Internal organ damage
  • Severe cuts, bruises, and lacerations

These injuries often require extensive medical treatment, long-term rehabilitation, and ongoing care. The financial, physical, and emotional impact on the injured cyclist and their family can be overwhelming.

Cyclists as Pedestrians in Insurance Law

According to the law of the land in Ontario, cyclists are treated as pedestrians when involved in accidents with motor vehicles. This classification grants cyclists certain rights and entitlements when seeking compensation:

  • Presumed Right of Way: Cyclists are presumed to have the right of way in certain situations, such as at intersections or crosswalks. Motorists are required to yield to cyclists and exercise caution to avoid accidents.
  • Accident Benefits: If a cyclist is involved in an accident with a car, they may be entitled to accident benefits through their own auto insurance policy or the policy of the vehicle involved. These benefits can help cover medical expenses, rehabilitation costs, income replacement, and other necessary support during the recovery process.
  • The Right to Sue: In cases where another party is at fault for the bicycle accident, cyclists have the right to sue for compensation. This legal action can help recover damages for pain and suffering, loss of income, future medical expenses, and other losses.

Understanding these legal rights and options is essential for cyclists who have been involved in accidents to ensure they receive the full compensation they deserve.

Fatality Claims and Compensation for Family Members

Tragically, some bicycle accidents result in fatalities. In cases where a cyclist is killed due to the negligence of a third party, the family members of the deceased may be entitled to compensation for their losses and damages. While no amount of compensation can undo the devastating loss, it can provide financial support during a difficult time and help cover funeral expenses, loss of income, and other related costs.

Haghani Law Office’s Commitment to Cyclists

Haghani Law Office is dedicated to helping cyclists who have been injured in accidents, as well as their family members. Our experienced team understands the unique challenges faced by cyclists and the devastating impact these accidents can have on their lives.

Through our unique, strong, and proven method of advocacy, we focus not only on securing maximum compensation for our clients but also on obtaining the necessary support they need during and after litigation. We have successfully represented numerous cyclists and their families, helping them obtain the compensation they need to cover medical treatments, rehabilitation, ongoing care, and other expenses.

Our approach combines compassionate listening, a deep belief in our clients’ cases, tireless efforts, and an extensive network of professionals who specialize in supporting accident victims. We fight relentlessly for our clients’ rights and ensure their voices are heard throughout the legal process.

Contact Us

If you or your loved ones have been involved in a bicycle accident in Ontario we are here to assist you. Our team of dedicated personal injury lawyers is ready to fight for your rights and secure the maximum compensation you deserve.

Reach out to us today to schedule a free consultation and take the first step towards obtaining the justice and compensation you are entitled to.


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511 Major Mackenzie Dr.E Richmond Hill, ON L4C 1J3