Red Deer Bicycle Accident Lawyers

Many residents of Red Deer ride bicycles recreationally. Bike riding can offer a healthy form of physical exercise, as well as a leisurely activity that friends and family members of all ages can enjoy. Additionally, more and more cycling enthusiasts are choosing to use their bicycles as their primary method of transportation, especially in warmer weather. Cycling can be an efficient, environmentally-friendly way to commute throughout the city.

Sadly, though, bicycling can be dangerous. Throughout the province, there has been a recent spike in cycling injuries stemming from accidents caused by negligent motor vehicle operators. Hospitalizations related to bicycling accidents jumped by a staggering 48% in just one recent year. This is indicative of a frightening trend: the general disregard for the safety of other community members on our province’s roads.

A motor vehicle operator’s lack of consideration for others’ safety can be referred to as “negligence.” According to the province’s Traffic Safety Act, motor vehicle operators owe a duty of care to all other road-users, including other drivers and their passengers as well as pedestrians and cyclists. If a motorist engages in any kind of wrongful behvaiour behind the wheel of their vehicle, thereby failing to uphold the duty of care they owe, they could be considered negligent.

A driver might be considered negligent for committing any number of traffic offenses, including:

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

Cyclists are among the most vulnerable road-users. With little protection from the dangers of the road, people who are struck by motor vehicles often lose their lives, or sustain severe, life-altering injuries. Injured survivors of bicycle accidents often struggle to afford the costs of necessary medical care, lifestyle adjustments, and other expenses associated with their injuries. This is especially true if they are unable to work as a result of their accident-related injuries.

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 Red Deer may be able to help you pursue a civil claim against the at-fault motorist. Our Red Deer 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 Red Deer may be able to help you in your pursuit of justice and fair compensation, contact us today.

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Our Red Deer bicycle accident lawyers are standing by to provide you with a free initial consultation. During this cost-free, no-obligation first meeting, you will have the opportunity to receive personalized, case-specific legal advice and learn about options for compensation that might be available to you. To learn more, call our bicycle accident lawyers serving Red Deer today.

 
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