Toronto Bicycle Lawyers – We represent Injured Cyclists

The Toronto injury and accident lawyers at Auger Hollingsworth represent injured cyclists getting compensation for their serious injuries after a biking accident or other motor vehicle accident. We have successfully handled many bicycle accident cases across Ontario.  We are cyclists too!

If we need to, our Toronto law firm will hire qualified cycling experts to support our injured clients’ cases.  As our Toronto lawyers do in all our cases, we will obtain the best medical experts and specialists available to help diagnose our cyclist clients’ injuries.

We have expert private investigators who interview every person who witnessed the accident. Sometimes our lawyers will video tape the scene or will hire an accident reconstruction expert as required.

We love to bike and so do our teenagers.  Our lawyers are determined to ensure that injured bicyclists’ claims are taken seriously and are well-compensated in the Greater Toronto area.  We are well aware that in a collision between a car, or worse a an SUV, a truck or van, the bike will always lose.

Our lawyers have heard horror stories of cyclists hit and run, hit with objects intentionally thrown by pedestrians or motorists.  We have had Toronto clients fly over car doors, carelessly opened by car drivers who don’t look.  As lawyers and people who love to cycle, we understand what you are up against and will fight for our cycling clients’ full compensation.   One of our firm’s very first cases was representing someone who had been doored while riding to work.  His life was changed forever.

Our clients can expect that we will pursue compensation for pain and suffering, medical expenses, lost wages or opportunity, assistance with housekeeping and other important areas of compensation.

American data suggests that cyclists get lower settlements from insurance companies than injured motorists.  At least in America, settlements for injuries suffered in cars are up to 30% to 40% higher than for the same type of injuries suffered by cyclists.  There is no reason to expect that Canadian cyclists do any better.  Juries often believe cyclist are at fault.

Causes of Toronto Cycling Accidents

Some common causes of bicycle accidents are a driver’s negligence or inattentiveness.  Examples of common causes of cycling injuries include:

  • A inattentive driver turning directly in front of a cyclist;
  • A motorist entering the street from a driveway or parking spot and pulls out into traffic in front of the cyclist;
  • A driver’s failure to yield at an intersection or running a stop sign or red light;
  • A motor vehicle driver’s inattention while driving past a bicyclist;
  • A car driver’s failure to look both ways when starting after a stop sign; and
  • Impaired driving involving alcohol or drugs.

Our Toronto accident firm will handle any of these types of collisions, as well as many others.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a Bicycle Accident in Ontario, contact a successful Toronto injury lawyer at a law firm such as Auger Hollingsworth to protect your rights.

About the Author: Brenda Hollingsworth

Brenda Hollingsworth co-founded Ottawa’s Auger Hollingsworth in 2005 with her husband Richard Auger. Together, their mission was to create a personal injury law firm for Eastern Ontario that is unrivalled in the province for customer service and legal expertise. Brenda was named an Ottawa Business Journal Forty Under 40 award recipient and took home the Women’s Business Network’s Businesswoman of the Year award in the Professional category. She was also recognized as one of Ottawa Life Magazine’s “Top 50 People in the Capital.” She is often quoted as an expert and has appeared in media outlets such as CTV, The Globe and Mail, National Post, Ottawa Citizen, Sun Media, CBC, Toronto Star, Montreal Gazette, CFRA and many legal publications.

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