The onus on motor vehicle operators to prove their innocence
There are many good reasons to ride a bike. We all know that cycling is a great form of exercise and a good way to reduce road congestion and help the environment. However, cycling can pose risks. Despite taking all the proper safety measures, thousands of people are injured in cycling accidents every year. In many cases, the cyclist has little chance avoiding injury in a collision with a much heavier and faster car, truck or motorcycle. As a result, cycling collisions are often serious and can have a devastating affect on innocent bike riders.
The law assists cycling accident victims. It places an onus on motor vehicle operators to prove their innocence.
Bicycling collision victims may be entitled to claim compensation from the person responsible for the collision or accident. This compensation is normally paid by the at-fault person’s insurer. In Ontario, injury victims who suffer serious and permanent injuries can recover damages compensating them for all of their losses, including their pain and suffering, their past and future lost income, their extraordinary future health care and home maintenance costs, and their out of pocket expenses.
Time limits govern when you must notify the responsible parties that you intend to bring a cycling accident claim and they govern when you must start your claim for compensation. These time limits can restrict your rights to recover your losses. Not everyone is entitled to claim compensation from the person who caused the cycling accident. Each claim is different. Assessing the value of your cycling accident claim and determining responsibility requires analysis by an experienced personal injury lawyer.
The Kahler Personal Injury Law Firm has helped numerous injury victims recover compensation from at-fault drivers, motor vehicle owners, and automobile operators and government bodies responsible for keeping roadways safe.
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Contact us now toll free at 1-866-739-7702 a free cycling accident case evaluation with one of our lawyers. Our services are contingency-based. We collect no fee unless you receive compensation. This allows you to obtain the best accident injury lawyers for no up front cost.
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