Cyclist awarded $200k after being struck by a car

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  • Date: November 9, 2011
  • Victim’s age: 33
  • Victim’s Sex: Male
  • Occupation: labourer
  • Place: Toronto, Ontario
  • Circumstances: struck by a car
  • Injuries sustained:  soft tissue injury to his back
  • Settlement Amount: $205,662

The Bike Accident

On November 9, 2011, a 33-year-old man was biking to work when he was hit by a car. As he was passing the exit of a gas station a car was pulling out. The car hit him knocking him to the ground.

Victim injuries from the bike accident

He went to the emergency room to get checked out. The doctor informed him he had suffered a soft tissue injury to his back. Due to his immigration status, he was unable to qualify for OHIP so he had to pay out of pocket for his emergency department visit.

He suffers from chronic pain which now impedes his ability to work as a construction labourer. The driver of the vehicle was found fully liable for the injuries the cyclist sustained.

The cyclist was not wearing a helmet however there was no medical proof that the injuries would have been less extensive had he been wearing a helmet. 

Compensation for victim

The driver was ordered to pay a total of $205,662 in damages to the cyclist. He was awarded $32,016 in general damages, $80,990 for past loss of income, $47,040 for future loss of income and $45,615 for future housekeeping and home maintenance expenses.  

No one expects to be injured while riding their bike, but when it happens, you need help. If you’ve been in a bike accident and need legal assistance, contact us today. We’re here to help.



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