Whether you are taking to Edmonton’s stunning river valley trails for a weekend bike ride with your other half, or you’re riding into the downtown during the morning rush on your commute to work, cyclists are particularly vulnerable to an impact with a motor vehicle. Cycling is a great way to connect with nature, exercise and get some fresh air but with only a helmet to protect you from impact, a ride can quickly take a devastating turn because of someone else’s negligence.
“Most often you will have a driver who’s run a red light, failed to perform a shoulder check or is distracted on their phone when they hit a rider who’s just trying to get out and enjoy our city,” says Founder of Tarrabain Law, Senia Tarrabain.
It’s devastating for these victims, the clients often love to cycle and are no longer able to do what they enjoy most. Along with that every other aspect of their life is now impacted because someone else was not paying attention.”
Commons Causes Of Cyclist and Scooter Injuries
- Collision at a crosswalk
- Distracted driving
- Driving while intoxicated
- Running a red light or stop sign
- Making an unsafe turn
- Driving at dangerous speeds
- Making an unsafe lane change
- Entering the bike lane
- Hitting a cyclist with a car door
- Failure to yield the right-of-way
Negligence is killing Canadians at an alarming rate. According Canadian Vital Statistics an average of 74 cyclists die each year across the country. If you or someone you love has been hit while riding a bike or e-scooter please reach out today for support. Our personal injury lawyers will work with you to ensure you are able to receive the compensation you need to cover the cost of your recovery, time off work and other impacts you may have suffered. At Tarrabain Law we care about finding closure for our clients and will work to protect your rights so you can focus on getting well.