We often see new cases where a bicycle accident has occurred, when the weather is nice and more people are taking their bicycles out on the road.
Cycling has increased in popularity throughout Ontario. As a result, we have unfortunately seen an increased interaction between cyclists and cars, most often to the greater detriment of cyclists. The nature of driving on city streets has changed as more people are considering bike riding as a viable option.
Drivers may not be used to seeing so many cyclists and sometimes forget that cyclists also have a right to use the road, particularly in bicycle-designed lanes. Aggressive drivers tend to ignore cyclists or treat them as a nuisance.
If you are injured as a result of a motor-vehicle-bicycle accident, please contact us to ensure that you are aware of your rights and receive maximum compensation for your injuries.
Websites of Interest:
The City of Toronto and the Toronto Cycling Committee have created a series of cycling programs based on the recommendations of the Toronto Bike Plan. Each of the programs is designed to make Toronto a more bike-friendly city. See the following website for more information: http://www.toronto.ca/cycling/programs.htm
James K. Fireman