Legal Info

Legal Info

Cyclist Collision Information
If you are hit by a motor vehicle while on your bicycle these are the steps you need to take immediately following the collision.
Facts about Automobile Accident Injury Claims
If you are injured in an accident involving an automobile, you are entitled to claim under Ontario provincial law. Compensation for injury is split into two areas of an auto insurance policy: liability coverage, and accident benefits.
Restoring Access to Justice
Injured Cyclists Struck Down by Bad Drivers – Restoring Access to Justice. An article by lawyer Patrick Brown (see the ARC Lawyer List) about why Ontario’s motor vehicle insurance rules are unfair to cyclists.
News About Legal Cases That Impact Cyclists
Cases will be added as we hear about them.
Who’s At Fault in an Auto Accident
Consumer information from the Financial Services Commission of Ontario, formerly known as the Ontario Insurance Commission.
ARC Lawyer List
This list is a compilation of information that we have received about lawyers who are knowledgeable about cycling issues.
How to Sue the City
Can a cyclist sue the City for damage and injuries caused by bad road conditions? ARC says, go for it.
Cyclists and the Law
What the Ontario Highway Traffic Act (HTA) says about cyclists.
Cyclists and the Law Part II
Explanation and commentary about the requirements of Ontario law regarding cyclists.
What Can Cyclists Do To Protect Themselves Legally?
Can you insure yourself? Are you already insured?
How to Fight Traffic Tickets
An ARC how-to. This information is the best we have at this time. It will no doubt get more thorough as we gain more experience, thanks to a “zero tolerance” crackdown which is enraging normally sedate cyclists all over town.
How to Fight Criminal Charges
An ARC how-to.
How to File a Traffic Violation Report
If a driver has acted dangerously towards you or someone else and the police were not called, here’s what you do.
How to Pursue a Private Prosecution
What if the police refuse to lay charges? Another ARC how-to.
Request for Disclosure Form
An ARC how-to. There is no form for requesting disclosure. All that is required is a letter to the Provincial Prosecutors Office with the relevant information. This form is a guide to make sure you give the information they need to process your request.