Riding a bicycle is a great way to exercise. However, it is vital that you follow the British Columbia laws that pertain to bicyclists. One important law to ensure that you follow is the helmet law.
As the warmer weather makes its way into British Columbia, bicyclists are going to start coming out to enjoy the weather. With these small two-wheel bikes on the roadways, it is important for all drivers to pay attention and watch for them because if a bicyclist is struck by a motor vehicle, the injuries to the bicyclist can be serious or fatal.
Cyclists in British Columbia have certain rights and responsibilities when operating a bicycle on provincial roads. The duties of a cyclist do not differ from those required of motor vehicle drivers, and cyclists also have equal responsibilities to ride in a safe and cautious manner.
Negligent and inattentive drivers in Vancouver put bicyclists who share the road with them at risk for serious injury and even death. If you have been injured in a bicycle accident, our attorneys at Michael Golden Law Corporation may be able to help you recover some compensation. For many years, Michael Golden and his team have been representing bicycle accident victims in successful claims.
A recent study from the University of British Columbia is providing some insight on how cycling environments are associated with injuries that cyclists suffer. The study took place over an 18-month period and focused on bicycle riders who visited the emergency room departments of five different hospitals.
People who ride bicycles in British Columbia are more vulnerable to being injured by distracted or negligent drivers than are motorists, according to authorities. However, bicyclists who suffer injuries and consequent damages on account of a traffic accident may be entitled to restitution through civil action.
A British Columbia cyclist was injured in an alleged hit-and-run car accident on July 30. According to the report, the 55-year-old man was travelling on Kingsway Avenue near Pitt Meadows just before midnight when he was struck by a large passenger vehicle that was thought to be either a truck or a SUV.