The Ontario Ministry of Transportation reports that 32 bicyclists were killed and 2,091 were injured in motor vehicle accidents during 2006. Many of the people harmed in car-bike accidents are children.
The Toronto bicycle accident lawyers at McLeish Orlando LLP provide effective legal advice and representation to those injured in cycling accidents and to the family members of those who died in such accidents. We pursue maximum compensation for the full extent of our clients' damages.
Our lawyers are not only well-versed in the law; we also understand cycling and the issues faced by cyclists. Several of us commute to work by bicycle. Firm partner J. Patrick Brown is a founding member of the Toronto Cyclist Union, which promotes safe passage for cyclists on Toronto's streets.
Bicycle accidents can result in catastrophic injuries, including brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, fractures and other serious orthopaedic injuries, internal injuries, abrasions (road rash) and lacerations.
Causes of Cycling Accidents
Bike-vehicle accidents can be caused by distracted driving, speeding or drunk drivers. Aggressive drivers may try to run cyclists off the road or turn in front of them. Bikers are frequently injured when drivers of parked vehicles open a door in front of a cyclist or pull away from the curb and into an oncoming cyclist's path. In addition to motor vehicle accidents, cyclists also frequently suffer injuries from dog attacks.
In all of these cases, our lawyers will investigate to determine the facts of the case and to identify the party or parties responsible for providing compensation for damages. Then we will seek full compensation for the damages caused by the negligence of others.
To arrange a free initial consultation with a member of our legal team, please contact our office by e-mail or call toll free 888-494-8201. We represent clients in cyclist injury claims throughout southern Ontario.