Kelowna Bicycle Accident Lawyer

Preszler Law fights for justice on behalf of injured cyclists in Kelowna, from Black Mountain and Crawford to Rutland and beyond. Our Kelowna personal injury lawyers understand the far-reaching consequences of serious bicycle accidents and know that negligent drivers cause many of these crashes. If your accident occurred because of a careless, aggressive or negligent motorist, you deserve to be properly compensated for your losses.

A qualified personal injury law firm can increase your chances of securing a favorable outcome and pursuing full benefits with an ICBC claim. Whether you suffered head trauma, broken bones, or more catastrophic bicycle accident injuries, medical bills can pile up quickly. Fortunately, you don’t have to face these burdens alone. Preszler Law works with a network of medical experts who can substantiate your injuries and increase the value of your claim.

Even if your actions partly contributed to the bike accident, you may still have a viable claim for compensation. It’s always best to confer with a personal injury lawyer.

Cyclists Have Rights in Kelowna 

Bicyclists have the same rights and duties as vehicle drivers in British Columbia. Motorists are encouraged to be alert for cyclists and use signals and check blind spots before changing lanes or turning. Motor vehicle drivers must also give bicyclists ample space while respecting designated bicycle lanes at all times.

Despite regulations outlined in the Motor Vehicle Act of B.C., drivers don’t always respect cyclists as they should. The following are some common reasons for bicycle-vehicle collisions:

  • Excessive speed
  • Inattention/distracted driving
  • Failure to use turn signals
  • Entering a bicycle lane
  • Driving while impaired (alcohol or drugs)
  • Drowsy driving
  • Failure to obey traffic signals
  • Following too closely
  • Failing to yield the right of way

If you want to ensure you’re compensated for your lost wages, pain and suffering, and medical bills, you need to work with an established bicycle accident law firm that truly cares about your case. Preszler Law provides caring advocacy that routinely gets positive results. Our lawyers will safeguard your rights and smooth the path to recovery.

Recover Compensation for Your Injuries 

Helmet use is mandatory for all cyclists in British Columbia, and while this safety gear can reduce the likelihood of suffering a fatal head injury, it isn’t bulletproof. Even seemingly minor collisions can result in traumatic injuries, requiring hospitalization, surgery, and extensive rehabilitation. In more unfortunate accidents, cyclists may be rendered permanently disabled.

The sooner a bicycle accident lawyer at Preszler Law gets involved in your case, the better your odds of getting a fair settlement. Our firm has handled claims involving all kinds of bike accident injuries, such as:

  • Dental and jawbone fractures
  • Orthopedic injuries, including strains, broken bones and dislocations
  • Internal bleeding
  • Concussions
  • Head and neck trauma
  • Road rash and lacerations
  • Spinal cord injuries that cause paralysis

Get Expert Help with Your Bicycle Accident Claim

When you need a dedicated bicycle accident lawyer – one who has the resources and skill to protect your interests every step of the way – Preszler Law is here for you. The initial legal consultation is free, and we offer our services on contingency, meaning if we do not recover in your case, you owe us nothing.