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Riding a bicycle is often the fastest and most efficient way to get from place to place in a large downtown hub. Cyclists are a common sight on the streets in the busiest urban centres of Ontario, and there are dedicated lanes to accommodate them in many areas. Riding the roads is still a risky business, however, and bike versus car accidents happen regularly. Among the most dangerous incidents are doorings.

 

For anyone who is not a cyclist, the term 'dooring' might not be a familiar one. A dooring occurs when a parked motorist opens his or her vehicle door on the street side and a cyclist crashes into it. The potential for serious injury in these cases is very high.

In Toronto, police statistics show there were 209 reported doorings in 2016 -- a significant increase from the 132 incidents reported in 2014. Strangely, although a ticket was issued in 53 percent of the 2014 cases, in 2016, that figure dropped to 27 percent. The number of warnings issued also declined from 21 in 2015 to just 5 last year. This is despite an increase in the minimum fine from $60 to $365 plus three demerit points.

Dooring is a serious issue for bicyclists in the cities of Ontario. Though they may not grab the headlines as often as other car accidents do, they can be devastating to the unfortunate victims. If you, a friend or a family member are victims of someone's negligence and suffering from injuries and losses, contact us to speak to one of our lawyers to know your rights and what steps you should be taking in order to protect your rights for the future.

Life Changing Results & Settlements*

$2
Million

Head Injury

Truck Accident

Settled without the need of a Trial /Tribunal hearing

$1.06
Million

Pedestrian Head Injury

Truck Accident

Settled without the need of a Trial

$1
Million

Elbow fracture

Car Accident

Settled without the need of a Trial

$1
Million

Psychological and Shoulder Injury

Car Accident

Settled without the need of a Trial

$1.3
Million

Psychological and Chronic Pain

Car Accident

Settled without the need of a Trial

$1.025
Million

Psychological and Knee Injury

Car Accident

Settled without the need of a Trial

$1.5
Million

Psychiatric and TBI

Car Accident

Settled without the need of a Trial

$1.43
Million

Femur Fracture

Car Accident

Settled without the need of a Trial

$500K

Long Term Disability

Age 55 Denied LTD

Settled without the need of a Trial

$1.8
Million

Fatality Accident

Car Accident

Settled without the need of a Trial

250K

Psychological/Depression

LTD

Settled without the need of a Trial

725K

Soft tissues & psychological injury

Car Accident

Settled without the need of a Trial

Life Changing Results & Settlements*

$2
Million

Head Injury

Truck Accident

Settled without the need of a Trial /Tribunal hearing

$1.06
Million

Pedestrian Head Injury

Truck Accident

Settled without the need of a Trial

$1
Million

Elbow fracture

Car Accident

Settled without the need of a Trial

$1
Million

Psychological and Shoulder Injury

Car Accident

Settled without the need of a Trial

$1.3
Million

Psychological and Chronic Pain

Car Accident

Settled without the need of a Trial

$1.025
Million

Psychological and Knee Injury

Car Accident

Settled without the need of a Trial

$1.5
Million

Psychiatric and TBI

Car Accident

Settled without the need of a Trial

$1.43
Million

Femur Fracture

Car Accident

Settled without the need of a Trial

$500K

Long Term Disability

Age 55 Denied LTD

Settled without the need of a Trial

$1.8
Million

Fatality Accident

Car Accident

Settled without the need of a Trial

250K

Psychological/Depression

LTD

Settled without the need of a Trial

725K

Soft tissues & psychological injury

Car Accident

Settled without the need of a Trial

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Meet Our Attorneys

Muhammad M. Alam

Muhammad M. Alam

Founder & Managing Barrister

Muhammad M. Alam is a Barrister-at-Law of Osgoode Hall in Toronto and he is the Founder and Managing Barrister of Alam Law Firm. Muhammad is passionate of ADR in litigations. He holds designation of a “Qualified Mediator” as well as a “Qualified Arbitrator” and a member of ADR Institute of Canada and ADR Institute of Ontario.

M. Aftab Alam

M. Aftab Alam

Managing Barrister

M. Aftab Alam holds a Bachelors of Engineering in Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, a Masters in Mechanical Engineering from Ryerson University, a Bachelors in law , LL.B, and a Masters in law, LL.M from Osgoode Hall Law School.

Laurencia Fasoyiro

Laurencia Fasoyiro

Senior Lawyer

Laurencia Fasoyiro is a Barrister and Solicitor with Alam Law Firm, PC. She has over 15 years of combined experience practicing law in Texas U.S.A and Ontario, Canada. She is a member of the law society of Upper Canada and a member of the State Bar of Texas.

Laurencia Fasoyiro

Naina Tandon

Associate

Naina Tandon obtained her Bachelor of Arts (Political Science) and Law Degree from the University of Delhi in 1985 and 1988, respectively. Upon being called to the bar in 1988, she practiced law in New Delhi, India, with a reputable law firm, C..R. Dua & Associates, for several years before relocating to Canada.

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