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  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer,

This is the final of a four part series about the legal duties of motorists and cyclists in common collision scenarios.  Increased awareness of common collisions, and how they can be avoided by meeting your legal driving and riding duties,

  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer,

There’s a sweet, environmental justice when congested traffic slows and cycling commuters are able to gain ground. But there’s also considerable danger.   This is the third of a four part series highlighting motorist and cyclist collision scenarios. My hope is

  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer,

This is my second of a series, describing scenarios where a motorist and cyclist were each found legally responsible for a collision.  In each scenario, the collision could have been completely avoided had either the motorist, or the cyclist, taken

  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer,

In each of the scenarios I provide, the collision would have been avoided had the motorist met the standard of driving care we reasonably expect of motorists. But correspondingly, each collision would also have been avoided had the cyclist

  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer,

Rather than blaming cyclists and pedestrians for failing to take more care for their own safety, we need to be considering what more we can do to take more care for their safety.

  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer,

I love playing devil’s advocate.  Challenging perceptions is fun for me.  With road safety issues I get the bonus of doing my small bit to make our roads safer. I recently challenged perceptions about rights of way between drivers and

  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer,

For most collisions that cross my desk, the driver of one of the vehicles is totally to blame.  It happens all the time, with distracted drivers blowing stop signs, crashing their vehicles into the back of lines of stopped traffic,

  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer,

“Perhaps the regulations would benefit from a review.” I couldn’t agree more with Mr. Justice Brown who made that comment in his decision dismissing the appeals of Mr. Raymond Rei.  Mr. Rei had been ticketed for operating a vehicle without

  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer,
Bicycle and cab

With our ever growing (in girth) population, it seems to me that the main topic of discussion for “bike to work week” should be how to motivate us all to choose the healthier commuting option. Instead, the main topic of