There has never been a more dangerous time to be a cyclist. Statistics show year-over-year increases in the amount of cyclists struck by a vehicle, being involved in “dooring” incidents and injuring themselves on poorly designed or maintained city roads and trails. Municipalities are struggling to strike a balance between increased vehicle traffic and safety for an increasing number of cyclists on city streets and rural roads.
Being involved in a bicycle accident, whether it be with a vehicle or as a result of a poorly maintained road or trail, can lead to significant physical, cognitive and psychological injuries. These injuries can result in pain and suffering, expensive medical and therapy bills, missed time from work and a loss of income. Depending on the circumstances of your accident, you may qualify for important medical, rehabilitation and income loss benefits.
If you have been injured in a bicycle accident because of the negligence of a driver or because of a poorly maintained or designed road or trail, there are important steps that you need to take to protect your rights. Contact the lawyers at Edwards Pollard LLP to discuss your rights! Call us at 289.529.0404 or complete the contact form below.