In British Columbia, cyclists have the same rights as drivers of motor vehicles. However, those who ride regularly know that vehicles do not always give cyclists the same respect that they might give a fellow driver. This can result in serious collisions which usually involve far more significant injuries to the cyclist.
There are a number of contributing factors that stack the odds against cyclists, including:
A lack of proper care and attention at the wheel by motorists
Aggressive driving that pushes cyclists onto road shoulders
Failure by motorists to yield to the right-of-way to cyclists
Poor road conditions due to bad weather and low light
Reduced visibility around driveways, side streets, and other intersections
If you or a loved one have been in a bicycle accident and sustained injuries, you have the right to seek fair compensation for your financial losses. That’s where we can help. At Kwasnicki Law, you can find a lawyer who has successful represented individuals with bicycle injury claims.
Even if you believe that you may have contributed to the cause of the accident, you may still be entitled to some compensation from ICBC. If you are unsure or simply have questions about the viability of your claim, talking to an experienced injury lawyer is an important next step.
Contact Kwasnicki Law today to set up a Free Consultation in our office, or have someone call you to explain your rights, options, and where to go from here.