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Coquitlam Bicycle Accidents


Bicycle accidents in Coquitlam can have fatal consequences. The lives of innocent, unsuspecting bicycle riders can be cut short in unexpected, tragic, and– frequently– preventable collisions caused by negligent drivers.

Driver negligence occurs when motorists engage in wrongful behaviour on the road that jeopardizes the safety and well-being of other road-users. In accordance with the province’s Motor Vehicle Act, drivers have a legal obligation to fulfill a duty of care to all road-users, including cyclists. If a driver fails to uphold this duty of care by engaging in wrongful actions (or inactions) behind the wheel of their vehicles and an injury-causing bicycle accident ensues, the at-fault driver might be considered negligent.

Common examples of driver negligence that could seriously injure or kill a bicycle accident victim in Coquitlam include:

  • Exceeding the posted speed limit
  • Drunk driving
  • Driving under the influence of drugs
  • Fatigued driving
  • Reckless driving
  • Distracted driving
  • Texting while driving
  • Changing lanes improperly
  • Ignoring traffics signs and signals
  • Street racing and stunt driving
  • And more

Bicycle accidents resulting from driver negligence can cause cyclists to sustain many different types of injuries. If you were injured in a collision caused by a negligent driver and your bicycle accident occurred before May 1, 2021, you might be entitled to pursue legal action against the at-fault motorist. By doing so, our Coquitlam bicycle accident lawyers may be able to help you recover the maximum amount of compensation to which you might be entitled.

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However, if your accident took place after May 1, 2021, you will likely have fewer compensatory options. That is because ICBC, the provincially-owned insurance provider, has recently implemented a so-called “enhanced care” insurance model, providing no-fault accident benefits to all injured car crash survivors, even if their own wrongful actions caused the collision to take place. ICBC has taken away injured bicycle accident victims’ rights to pursue civil action against negligent motorists, and they have limited the ways in which they might be entitled to appeal unfair settlement decisions made by the Crown corporation. These sweeping changes to the ways in which injured victims of motor vehicle collisions access care are poised to have the most adverse impacts on the most vulnerable road-users, like cyclists. To voice your concerns about ICBC’s “enhanced care” insurance system, contact your MLA.

Our bicycle accident lawyers serving Coquitlam are committed to providing important, personalized legal advice to all prospective clients. Even if your injury-causing collision took place after May 1, 2021, contact us to receive a free initial consultation with our Coquitlam bicycle accident lawyers.

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By taking advantage of a free initial consultation with our bicycle accident lawyers serving Coquitlam, you can receive the benefit of case-specific legal advice. Our Coquitlam bicycle accident lawyers are standing by to answer your questions and inform you about the various options for financial compensation that might be available to you.

To take advantage of your cost-free, no-obligation first meeting with our bicycle accident lawyers serving Coquitlam, call 1-800-JUSTICE and schedule your free initial consultation.

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