Bicycle Accidents

Written by Joseph A. Nagy, Edmonton Injury Lawyer

Edmonton Bicycle Accident Lawyer

Bicycle accidents happen all too frequently. My name is Joseph A. Nagy. I am an Edmonton injury lawyer serving central and northern Alberta. I understand the pain and suffering that injury victims and their families go through after a bicycle collision. My specialty is dealing with injuries from all types of motor vehicle accidents, including bicycle accidents.

If you have been injured in a bicycle collision, 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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Edmonton Injury Lawyer Joseph A. Nagy represents bicycle accident injury victims in central and northern Alberta
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Why Call a Bicycle Accident Injury Lawyer?

Protect your rights. Personal injury lawyers who deal with bicycle collision injuries know:

  • Alberta 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.
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Vehicle collision with bicycle showing child' bike and helmet on road

Edmonton Bicycle Collision Injuries

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

Bicycle Accidents Chart, Edmonton Cyclist Collisions 2018

Edmonton Bicycle Safety

Bicycles and motor vehicles often come into conflict on our roads. 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. Hopefully, the number of motor vehicle vs. bicycle accidents will continue to decrease as a result of such initiatives.

Alberta Laws Governing Cyclists

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.

Children on bicycles, like the child shown here, may not know the laws governing cyclists. Stop bicycle accidents before they happen. Edmonton injury lawyer Joseph A. Nagy urges motorists to take extra care and anticipate the unexpected. from cyclists.

Top 5 Reasons to Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer

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A qualified injury lawyer will know

  1. how you feel
  2. what you need now and in the future
  3. the case law for your accident and injury type
  4. what fair compensation means in dollar
  5. show to build and injury case to obtain the maximum possible fair compensation from the insurance company.
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