Bicycle Accident Lawyers Cochrane

Riding a bike can be an invigorating form of exercise, a pleasant recreational activity, and an environmentally-friendly way to get around Cochrane. However, cycling can also be dangerous, especially when an individual encounters a negligent driver on the road.

Being injured in a collision caused by a negligent driver can be a difficult process, as well as an expensive one. Injured survivors of bicycle accidents incur substantial financial losses as a result of the injuries they sustained. This is especially true for those who are no longer able to continue working because of their injuries.

Any road user who has been injured in a motor vehicle accident should be entitled to Section B benefits. This includes injured cyclists who have been struck by negligent motor vehicle operators.

Section B benefits are intended to help offset certain costs incurred by injured accident survivors. Injured cyclists may be able to access insurance coverage even if the at-fault driver fled the scene of the accident or was uninsured. This coverage should be available through the province’s Motor Vehicle Accident Claims Program (MVAC).

Depending on the severity of the injuries sustained by bicycle accident survivors and the impact they have on their overall qualities of life, the coverage available through insurance policies may not sufficiently cover an accident victim’s total losses. When offered a settlement amount that does not reflect the full impact of their injuries, survivors of Cochrane bicycle accidents may be unsure of how to proceed, or where to turn to pursue fair compensation.

In this province, it is automatically presumed that, if a collision between a motor vehicle and a cyclist or pedestrian occurs, it was the product of the driver’s negligence. Typically, drivers are considered negligent if they have failed to uphold the duty of care they owe other road-users. They might do so by engaging in irresponsible conduct behind the wheel, like:

  • Ignoring traffic signs/signals
  • Speeding
  • Texting while driving
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs
  • Driving distractedly
  • And more

In an attempt to reduce the amount of damages awarded to injured bicycle accident survivors, the at-fault driver’s insurer may try arguing that the cyclist was partially responsible for their collision and was, therefore, contributorily negligent. If successful, the compensation offered to injured bicycle accident survivors could be substantially reduced.

In recent years, the province of Alberta has seen an unfortunate spike in cycling injuries. In just one year, hospitalizations resulting from injuries sustained in bicycle accidents increased by an alarming 48%.

If you were one of the many cyclists who has been recently injured as the result of a driver’s negligence, our Cochrane bicycle accident lawyers may be able to help you pursue a civil claim against the at-fault motorist. Our bicycle accident lawyers serving Cochrane are passionate about standing up for the rights of injured members of the local community whose lives have been impacted by the carelessness of others.

To learn more, contact us today and schedule a free initial consultation with our Cochrane bicycle accident lawyers.

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