If a person is hit by an automobile while cycling, the driver of the automobile would bear the burden of proving that he or she wasn’t negligent.
Toronto, ON (PRWEB) April 30, 2015
Spring has sprung, and throughout Canada, bicyclists are venturing out for rides. While bicyclists typically adorn protective gear such as gloves and helmets, a collision can cause severe bodily harm. One local law firm, Raphael Barristers, is reminding bicyclists to exercise the utmost caution when riding.
A beautiful ride can quickly turn into a nightmare when an accident occurs. While most bicyclists are generally cautious, cyclists who are following all of the rules can quickly become subject to an accident. Other drivers on the road sometimes simply do not see bicyclists, a scenario that often leads to an accident. Injuries incurred in these accidents can include severe brain injury, spinal cord issues, orthopaedic injuries, and loss of limbs.
If a person is hit by an automobile while cycling, the driver of the automobile would bear the burden of proving that he or she wasn’t negligent. The team at Raphael Barristers works with clients who incurred bicycle accidents and is well-versed in the amount of litigation that these cases bring. For cyclists who have been injured in an automobile collision, litigation can include supplementary medical benefits, rehab benefits, attendant care benefits, weekly income replacement benefits, funeral and death benefits, caregiver benefits, and more.
Raphael Barristers urges cyclists to use the utmost caution when riding this spring. The firm recommends that cyclists wear protective gear, follow all the rules of the road, and remain wary of situations around them. For instance, if a car is following too closely, the cyclist could move to a safer location of the road to ensure they aren’t struck by the car. If an accident does occur, the firm warns, bicyclists should immediately contact a personal injury lawyer. More information about the firm’s recommendations for bicycle accidents can be found http://www.raphaelbarristers.com/areas-of-expertise/bicycle-accidents/.
About Raphael Barristers
Raphael Barristers is a leading law firm that was founded in 1963 in Windsor, Ontario. The firm celebrates a rich tradition of excellence in client care and focuses on personal injury litigation. Currently, Raphael Barristers is home to several lawyers who are certified as specialists in Civil Litigation by the Law Society of Upper Canada, as well as lawyers who serve as Deputy Judges with the Superior Court of Justice.