The right to sue
Local lawyer and avid cyclist Joel Zanatta said that this will take away people’s opportunity to fight for the compensation they feel they deserve.
“There will be funding available, but it’s controlled by an insurance company, not by yourself. So you’re always going to be beholden to them and asking them for payments and if they choose not to or if they deem you not injured enough, you won’t get anything.” – Joel Zanatta, Lawyer and Cyclist
Zanatta alleged that taking lawyers out of the equation wouldn’t solve the problem, especially for cyclists on the road.
“I’ve represented loads of people who’ve been in bike accidents and it’s always a fight to get coverage.” – Joel Zanatta, Lawyer and Cyclist