Edmonton Bicycle Accident Lawyer
Free Consultation: Bicycle Accidents
My name is Joseph A. Nagy, and I am an experienced Edmonton bicycle accident lawyer. Bicycle accidents happen all too frequently on our streets. My firm, Joseph A. Nagy Injury Law, deals exclusively with people injured in motor vehicle accidents, including bicycle accidents. We serve clients throughout central and northern Alberta.
Joseph A. Nagy Injury law has represented many clients who were injured in bicycle versus auto collisions. We understand the pain and suffering that injury victims and their families go through after a bicycle collision. If you or a loved one has been injured in a bicycle accident, I urge you to speak with me before settling with the insurance company. Be certain the insurance company treats you fairly.
Call (780) 760-4878 (HURT) or contact me personally to ask for a free consultation. I know I can help you. The consultation is free. I will evaluate your injury claim, but you are under no obligation to hire me.
A bicycle accident lawyer is a personal injury lawyer experienced in representing people injured in bicycle accidents. The injury lawyer will know how to establish fault for the bicycle accident and what types of damages or losses the insurance company should pay. Damages may include not just your immediate injuries but also medical expenses, loss of income, pain and suffering, and more.
Hiring a qualified local personal injury lawyer makes sense. If you have been injured in a bicycle accident in Alberta, look for a qualified Alberta bicycle accident lawyer. Local traffic bylaws for bicycle use can vary by municipality and by the type of path or roadway in the municipality. A qualified Alberta injury lawyer will know:
- relevant provincial and local laws and regulations
- case law decisions for bicycle accidents that may affect your compensation
- the insurance companies and their tendencies when they handle claims
- how to prove all damages and maximizethe fair compensation you receive from the insurance company.
Bicycle injury claims can be complex, with questions about who was liable for the accident, what legal precedents apply, and what damages can rightfully be claimed. Personal injury lawyers that regularly deal with bicycle injury claims will know what to do if:
- the vehicle driver claims your bicycle wasn’t visible or you, the cyclist, did not follow traffic rules
- proving fault requires expert analysis of police reports and eyewitness accounts or even the involvement of an accident reconstructionist
- insurance companies offer less compensation for your damages than you deserve
- proving damages requires expert personal injury reports from medical specialists, occupational therapists, economic loss experts and so on.
- A person who is operating a bicycle on a highway has all of the rights and is subject to all of the duties of a person driving a motor vehicle.
- Cyclists must operate the bicycle as near as practicable to the right curb or edge of the roadway unless that person is in the process of making a left turn with the bicycle or crossing from one curb or edge of the roadway to the opposite curb or edge of the roadway.
- Cyclists must travel single file except when overtaking and passing another bicycle.
Of course, the drivers of cars and trucks also have specific rules they must follow when operating their vehicles. If you have been injured in a bicycle versus motor vehicle accident, look for a qualified injury lawyers who knows the local laws and knows how to investigate and prove liability for the accident. I am very familiar with Alberta and municipal laws. If needed, I use my team of personal injury experts to investigate and prove liability in bicycle accidents. Each of these experts has been qualified by the Alberta Court of King’s Bench to testify in their area of expertise. If you have been injured in a motor vehicle vs. bicycle accident, I can help prove fault for the collision. Call (780) 760-4878 (HURT) or contact me, Joseph A. Nagy, Edmonton personal injury lawyer.
- Motorist not yielding to a cyclist
- Cyclist not obeying traffic laws
- Cyclist riding on the wrong side of the road
- Motorist not signalling before turning
- Cyclist riding on the sidewalk.
In Canada, motor vehicles are involved in more than 50% of all bicycle accident fatalities. For more information, see Alberta Traffic Collision Statistics 2020 – Open Goverment.
- Head injuries, which can include traumatic brain injuries and skull fractures
- Orthopedic injuries, such as broken arms or legs
- Soft tissue injuries, which can range from scrapes and bruises to more serious sprains and lacerations.
Other serious injuries may include:
- In 2018, Edmonton had 130 cyclist collisions resulting in 92 minor injuries, 20 serious injuries, and 0 fatalities. Vehicle operators were at fault in almost 61% of Edmonton’s cyclist injury collisions, including 29 instances of not yielding to the cyclist. These are the statistics. For those injured and their families, however, it’s never about statistics.
Chart, Edmonton Cyclist Collisions 2018
Source: Motor Vehicle Collisions 2018