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.
A 55-year-old Bowser man appeared in court in Courtenay on Dec. 18 after being charged with leaving the scene of an accident for his alleged role in a fatal hit-and-run accident. The accident, involving a vehicle and a bicyclist, occurred on Dec. 15.
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.
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.