Nanaimo Bicycle Accidents
The residents of Nanaimo should feel safe riding their bicycles in public. Cycling is a great form of physical exercise, a favourite recreational pastime, an environmentally-friendly way to get around town, and an activity families can enjoy together. People of all ages ride bikes, and should be able to do so without the fear of being seriously injured.
Unfortunately, when cyclists encounter negligent drivers on the road, in the blink of an eye, their leisurely bike ride can quickly turn into a tragedy. Many Nanaimo cyclists involved in crashes can sustain injuries requiring hospitalization, invasive surgeries, lengthy periods of physical rehabilitation, and substantial practical changes to the way they carry out their daily activities.
Some injuries commonly sustained by the victims of Nanaimo bicycle accidents include:
- Shoulder injuries
- Neck injuries
- Back injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Musculoskeletal injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Facial and dental injuries
- Broken and fractured bones
- Cuts and lacerations
- And more
If you were struck by a negligent driver before May 1, 2021 while riding your bike, our Nanaimo bicycle accident lawyers may be able to provide you with crucial legal assistance. By filing a civil claim against the at-fault driver whose negligence resulted in your injury-causing collision, our bicycle accident lawyers serving Nanaimo may be able to help you recover the financial compensation you deserve.
If your bicycle accident occurred after May 1, 2021, thanks to wide-sweeping changes imposed by ICBC– the Crown corporation that provides basic auto insurance coverage to all licensed drivers in the province– your options for restitution will be limited to the no-fault accident benefits allocated to you by this insurance provider. ICBC has taken away injured accident victims’ rights to pursue compensation through legal avenues; the insurer has also limited the means by which unfairly compensated accident survivors can appeal ICBC’s initial decisions.
Under this new “enhanced care” model of insurance coverage, anyone injured in a motor vehicle collision should be entitled to no-fault accident benefits, even if their own negligent actions behind the wheel caused the accident to occur. This new insurance model reportedly will save drivers some money each month, but in doing so, it robs the most vulnerable road-users of their rights and their ability to access necessary care in a timely manner. Furthermore, it can tether injured bicycle accident survivors to ICBC for years after their injury-causing collision, even if they themselves are not insurance policyholders. To express concerns over this unfair new system, contact your MLA and ask them to repeal ICBC’s “enhanced care” insurance system.
To learn how our Nanaimo bicycle accident lawyers may be able to help you with your ICBC claim or your pursuit of compensation through civil action, call 1-800-JUSTICE and receive a free initial consultation with Preszler Injury Lawyers.
Contact Our Bicycle Accident Lawyers Serving Nanaimo
If the collision in which you were injured took place before May 1, 2021, you might be entitled to pursue a civil claim against the negligent motorist. By working with our Nanaimo bicycle accident lawyers, you may be able to recover the compensation you deserve.
Regardless of when your collision took place, consider taking advantage of a free initial consultation with our bicycle accident lawyers serving Nanaimo. During this cost-free, no-obligation first meeting, you will have the opportunity to review the circumstances of your case and learn about options that might still be available to you. To receive personalized legal advice from our Nanaimo bicycle accident lawyers, contact us and schedule your free initial consultation.