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  • Top 10 Most Dangerous Intersections for Cyclists

    Literal death traps; that is what this blog post is about. Various advocacy groups and news outlets have published lists of the most dangerous intersections for cyclists. The following is an aggregation of these lists with a sprinkling of personal experience. 1. Queen St. W and Niagara Street There are 4 cyclists in this picture…

  • Bike Accidents – 4 Common Injuries and how to avoid them

    Personal injury lawyers see a lot of…you guessed it, personal injuries. Helping injured people recover the money that they need can make for very fulfilling work. However, constantly bearing witness to the wreckage wrought by negligent drivers and inadequate cycling infrastructure can take an emotional toll. It is worth having a conversation, not only about…

  • Bike Accidents – How to choose a lawyer

    Legal advertising is everywhere: From the backs of TTC buses to the urinals at Leafs games. I suspect that there is advertising in the ladies room as well, but I haven’t checked. So, with all of this advertising, how can an injured cyclist make sure that they get quality representation? Below are the top 5…

  • Bike Accidents – Talking to the police

    “The cops always take the driver’s side and blame the cyclist!” It is a refrain I have heard from far too many clients. Recently, I was consulted by a young lady who was struck by a car that ran a red light. When police responded, they immediately began blaming the innocent cyclist. Fortunately, the driver…

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    Pedestrian Accidents

    With the City of Toronto trying to promote walking and bicycling throughout the city instead of driving, the number of pedestrian and bicycle accidents has greatly increased. Often times, it is hard to tell why these accidents occur; but in most instances, the driver of a car usually says they did not see the pedestrian…

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    June is Brain Injury Awareness Month

    Brain Injury Awareness Month 2001 kicked off on Friday, May 25 with a live audio/video conference linking Ottawa, Toronto, Hamilton and London. “Building the network” was the theme, as groups in all four cities discussed recent developments in their centres and reviewed plans for June. Throughout the month of June, groups across the province staged…

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    Pedestrians, Cyclists, and the Role of an Impact in Motor Vehicle Insurance Coverage

    With the near tropical winter most Ontarians experienced this year, the number of cyclists on our roads in January and February was higher than ever. This naturally led to a rise in the number of accidents involving bicycles and motor vehicles. Despite the obvious coverage available to an injured pedestrian or cyclist who has been…

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