Calgary Bicycle Accident Lawyers

Cyclists are some of the most vulnerable people on the road. With virtually no protection in the event of a collision, people who are involved in bicycle accidents are at great risk of suffering severe – or fatal – injuries.

Unfortunately, in recent years, there has been a spike in cycling injuries throughout the province, with accident-related hospitalizations increasing by an alarming 48% in just one year. Each year, hundreds of cyclists throughout the city are sent to emergency rooms after being struck by negligent drivers.

Tragically, there has also been a recent rise in fatal collisions involving Calgary cyclists. When motor vehicle operators fail to obey the rules of the road, family members can lose their loved ones in senseless, preventable bicycle accidents.

No one should lose a loved one or suffer the physical, emotional, and financial ramifications of another person’s negligence. Our Calgary bicycle accident lawyers are passionate about helping members of the local community whose lives have been turned upside down by a reckless, distracted, inebriated, or otherwise negligent driver. By working with our bicycle accident lawyers serving Calgary, injured victims of these traumatic events and their families may be able to recover the compensation they rightfully deserve.

Anyone who has been injured in a motor vehicle accident – including bicycle riders – should be entitled to Section B benefits to cover the costs of various expenses. Even those who were injured by a hit-and-run driver or an uninsured motorist should be able to access coverage through the province’s Motor Vehicle Accident Claims Program (MVAC). However, depending on the severity of the injuries they have sustained, the insurance coverage available to a bicycle accident survivor may not be enough to cover their total injury-related losses.

If your injuries were caused by a driver’s negligence, our bicycle accident lawyers serving Calgary may be able to help you pursue a civil claim against the at-fault motorist. Drivers are generally considered to be negligent if they have violated local traffic laws by engaging in unlawful behaviours, such as:

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

In the province of Alberta, if a motorist strikes and injures a vulnerable road-user, such as a pedestrian or a cyclist, it is automatically presumed that the collision was the result of the motor vehicle operator’s negligence. However, 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.

Our Calgary bicycle accident lawyers have experience fighting against the unfair tactics used by insurance companies to try paying deserving accident survivors less than what they should be owed. To learn how our bicycle accident lawyers serving Calgary may be able to help you in your pursuit of justice and fair compensation, contact us today.

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