Car-Accident Pictures

Kamloops is beautiful country for cyclists. However, drivers are not always used to sharing the roads with cyclists, and our roads were not all built with the cyclist first in mind. While it is good exercise, and it is good for the environment, it can be dangerous and you should know the law. Our Kamloops lawyers at Forward Law LLP can guide you to resources explaining the legal rights and responsibilities of bicycle riders and vehicles around them – but more importantly, we can give you the legal advice you need if you are involved in a bike accident.

A person operating a bicycle has the same rights and duties as a driver of a vehicle. We encourage you to inform yourself about the laws for cyclists. www.bikesense.bc.ca/bikesense-manual is a useful resource which provides a summary of the requirements set out in the Motor Vehicle Act, B.C.

Mistakes Vehicle Drivers Make Around Cyclists

If you are in an accident, as a cyclist, you should seek legal advice. Unfortunately, it is often the cyclist who suffers significant injury in a collision with a motor vehicle, and the claims process can be quite complicated. It is important to analyse the accident to properly determine fault: Drivers may not understand the rules about cyclists and cause an accident. For example, they may:
• not keep a proper look out for cyclists;
  • • not shoulder check for cyclists before making a right hand turn;
  • • not come to a complete stop at a stop sign and fail to yield to a cyclist;
  • • not obey traffic signals;
  • • not share the road as required; or
  • • be distracted by an electronic device.

If you are a cyclist injured by another user of the road, or if you are not sure about who was at fault for the accident, you should consult a lawyer as soon as you are able.

ICBC Isn’t Acting For You In A Bike Accident

It is a mistake to think that ICBC is looking out for your best interests. Talk to a lawyer and learn your rights. ICBC often encourages people not to involve a lawyer. They may say, involving a lawyer will cost you more. This is not the case. Come and talk to us and learn your rights. If you choose to work with us, we will advocate for you so that you get the amount you may be entitled to for your losses, including:
•pain and suffering;
  • •wages you have lost due to the accident;
  • •loss to your future earning capacity;
  • •cost of future care; and
  • •out of pocket expenses.

Free Consultation with Forward Law LLP

It does not cost you anything to come in for a free consultation about your accident.  If you choose to hire us to represent you, we do not charge you fees until the end of your case; even then, if we are not successful, you do not pay any legal fees.

If you have been injured and want a high level of personal attention combined with firm and effective advocacy on your behalf, call Forward Law and speak to Alana Hughes for a free initial appointment. Click here to learn more about personal injury claims.
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