Edmonton Bicycle Accident Lawyer
Written by Joseph A. Nagy
Bicycle accidents happen all too frequently. My name is Joseph A. Nagy and I am an Edmonton personal injury lawyer and an experienced bicycle accident lawyer. I understand the pain and suffering that injury victims and their families go through after a bicycle collision. My firm, Joseph A. Nagy Injury Law, specializes in injuries from all types of motor vehicle accidents, including bicycle accidents. We serve clients throughout central and northern Alberta.
If you have been injured in a bicycle collision or have a family member that was injured in a bicycle accident, I can help you. Call (780) 760-4878 (HURT) or contact me, Joseph A. Nagy, to discuss the steps I can recommend to ensure your insurance company treats you fairly.
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A bicycle accident lawyer is an experienced injury lawyer who deals with bicycle accidents. A qualified injury lawyer will protect your rights and obtain the highest possible fair settlement for the injury caused by your bicycle accident. Personal injury lawyers who deal with bicycle collision injuries know:
- provincial and municipal laws for cyclists
- legal precedents
- whether to involve their team of experts to investigate and assess evidence in police reports, eyewitness accounts, etc.
- how to prove fault
- how to deal with insurance companies.
If you have suffered an injury in a bicycle accident, I urge you to call a qualified injury lawyer and ask for a free consultation.
- Find out how I use personal injury experts to help my clients obtain better compensation from insurance companies.
- To learn more about how an injury lawyer can help you, read Top 5 Reasons to Hire an Edmonton Injury Lawyer by Joseph A. Nagy.
The laws for cyclists in Alberta are very specific. The Alberta Traffic Safety Act and City Bylaws govern the operation of bicycles on our roadways.
The Use of Highway and Rules of the Road Regulation has specific rules which apply to the operation of a bicycle or “cycle”.
- A person who is operating a bicycle on a highway has all the rights and is subject to all 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.
I am very familiar with these laws. If you have been injured in a motor vehicle vs. bicycle accident, I can also assist you in determining who is at fault for the collision. Call (780) 760-4878 (HURT) or contact me, Joseph A. Nagy, Edmonton personal injury lawyer.
The goal of Edmonton’s Vision Zero program is to have zero traffic fatalities and serious injuries by 2032. Edmonton bicycle collisions resulting in injuries to the cyclist decreased by 29% from 2015 to 2018 (158 to 112 injuries).
Vision Zero’s bicycle safety initiatives include adding new bike lanes and educating drivers so that they know traffic laws governing bike lanes. Bicycles and motor vehicles often come into conflict on our roads. Hopefully, the number of motor vehicle vs. bicycle accidents will continue to decrease as a result of such initiatives.
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