Bicycle accidents often occur because drivers don’t share the road or respect the rights of cyclists. In British Columbia, both cyclist and vehicle must obey the rules of the road. This can be challenging as a bike operates differently than a car and many of our roads are not designed for sharing with cyclists. Although the implementation of segregated bike lanes in Vancouver, Surrey and other cities in the lower mainland should increase bike safety, that is not always the case. Some of the common reasons for bike accidents include:
It is important to show that the driver of the vehicle was careless or negligent in some way that caused the bicycle crash. And even more important is to prove the cyclist was not at fault. The Klein Lawyers personal injury lawyers have experience in handling difficult and complicated bicycle claims. We will help you gather the proof you need to show that the accident was the driver’s fault. With this proof, we can file a claim to recover damages for injuries.