As the spring weather continues to improve, it signals the start of the motorcycle season. In 2020, OPP saw a spike in fatalities of 60% compared to last year involving motorcycles and most of these fatalities involved men aged 45 to 54.Read More
As a cyclist, you are routinely bombarded with information on your route that demands your attention. Giving some forethought to the most common traffic scenarios that give rise to cycling accidents can help you more easily spot them should they arise. This list is not intended to diminish the responsibility of motorists, but you need to protect yourself, to ride defensively.
- A motorist ‘doors’ a cyclist by opening their door into an approaching cyclist.
- A motorist makes a left-hand turn in front of an oncoming cyclist.
- A motorist making a right-hand turn cuts off a cyclist riding parallel to the motor vehicle.
- A motorist at a stop sign on a side street pulls out in front of a cyclist entering the intersection.
- A cyclist is hit from behind by an overtaking motorist. This most commonly occurs at night in rural areas. It’s often contributed to by insufficient lights and reflectors on the bicycle.
- A motorist pulls out from a driveway in front of a cyclist.
With these scenarios in mind, you are well on your way to better protecting yourself as a cyclist.
Bicycle Accident Lawyer Cabbagetown
If you or a loved one has been in a bicycle accident, you can trust Tony Lafazanis to help you in your time of need and to obtain the maximum compensation to which you are entitled. Contact Tony for a free case evaluation.
Please take a moment to watch the webinar Tony presented to Cycle Toronto members, “Compensating Cyclists – Where there’s a will, there’s a way“
Slip and falls due to snow and ice are common accidents for Canadians in the winter. They can cause serious injuries and can limit someone’s ability to work, live their lives as they normally would, and cause significant pain.
The property owner, tenant, or employed snow removal contractor who failed to properly clear the snow or ice may be “at fault”. If you are someone who was injured, you have the right to bring a claim to be compensated. However, a new law may throw a wrench in many injured person’s plans.Read More
Every year, people across the country are affected by SAD. Since March 2020, Canadians have also had to cope with the additional stress of the COVID-19 pandemic. Mental health has an incredible impact on one’s ability to work and could cause an employee to make a short term disability claim or long term disability claim.Read More
Ontarians and indeed all Canadians are learning to live life impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. New workplace procedures and the challenges of working from home are two major changes, and many people have been temporarily laid-off or lost their jobs entirely. A claim for Disability insurance benefits may be appropriate in certain circumstances.Read More
Cyclist, Pedestrian and Car Accidents
Getting in a car accident is any driver, cyclist or pedestrian’s nightmare. Unfortunately, hit and run accidents occur far too frequently.
A hit and run is when a driver hits a pedestrian, cyclist, property, another car, or causes any collision, and then flees the scene or doesn’t provide truthful information. In these cases, it is important to know what to do.Read More
In Ontario, victims of motor vehicle accidents must navigate their available options for compensation. There are two ways victims can obtain compensation:
- accident benefits claim and
- tort claim.
It is important to understand how they interplay with each other. Seeking legal representation is a very effective way to navigate the legal system when dealing with these claims.Read More
A large portion of Ontario’s elderly and terminally ill live in nursing homes and other extended care facilities. These vulnerable populations and their families are dependent on the homes for critical aid and support.Read More
The winter months bring much excitement for snowmobilers who are anxious to hit the trails. In fact, there are more than 600,000 legally registered snowmobiles in Canada, and this sport’s popularity is only growing. Unfortunately, accidents are more common than you may expect and many are preventable. If a snowmobile accident has resulted in an injury, you may be entitled to financial compensation.Read More
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