With rising gas and transit costs, as well as the increasing congestion of public transit, the purchase and use of e-bikes and e-scooters has skyrocketed both during and post the COVID-19 pandemic. As a relatively inexpensive form of transit, with few government regulations, these transportation devices, dubbed “Power Assisted Bicycles” and “electric kick-scooters,” have inspired a growing legal discourse on the rising hazards posed by them and the few legal avenues for accidents victims to turn to for compensation.Read More
If you’ve found yourself asking this question, you are likely in a situation where you could benefit from speaking with a personal injury lawyer. This blog post will address some possible fears about hiring a lawyer, as well as looking at the benefits.Read More
In Ontario, there seems to be a taboo about bringing a legal claim against a loved one. Litigation is seen as conflict, so bringing a claim against someone instantly sounds like you don’t like them, or you’re trying to start a fight against them, or a dozen other negative things.Read More
Renters make up more than 30% of Ontarians, and renters in Toronto make up nearly half of the population. With the prevalence of renting, how can tenants be sure that they are protected against injuries which may happen due to shoddy craftmanship or a landlord’s failure to repair something?Read More
One of the most popular summer activities in Canada is camping. Due to the pandemic, more and more families are resorting to camping as a vacation getaway. There are several risks that come with camping which may lead to injury. This includes unproperly maintained camping premises and uneven terrain during hiking. In the event that one is injured during a camping trip, who is responsible for such damages that arise out of that injury, including potential health care costs and lost employment income due to the injury?Read More
Despite the several COVID lockdowns and restrictions in Ontario which led to fewer cars being on the road, cyclist accidents did not decrease. In Toronto alone, 22 pedestrians and cyclists were killed in the city this year. Cyclist deaths remain consistent within the last four years despite a significant increase in biking lanes implemented by the city.Read More
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.
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