Bicycle Accident lawyers in Vancouver

INJURED IN A BICYCLE CRASH?

With traffic planners and politicians pushing bicycles as a commuting option, you would expect that city streets would be getting safer for bikes. They are not. They are getting worse.

Bike lanes, cell-phone distracted motorists and heavily congested streets all conspire to make cycling more dangerous than ever.

Cyclist Accident Lawyers

If you are a cyclist who has been injured by the negligent act of a careless or inattentive driver, you may have a legal claim for the damages you have suffered, including medical costs, loss of past and future income, future medical care, and pain, suffering and loss of quality life.

Hoogbruin & Company focuses on personal injury law and we have successfully litigated many bicycle-crash cases.

For a free initial consultation to discuss your legal options, email (form below) or call Hoogbruin & Company at 604-305-0278 for an appointment.

Should you choose Hoogbruin & Company to act on your behalf, we will represent you on a contingency fee basis, meaning that your legal fees are paid only after you receive a settlement.

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Our lawyers and staff offer a personal approach to winning your case. We know what a serious injury can mean to you and your family. As a client, we want to know how the crash has affected your life. We will discuss all aspects of your case with you. Helping you through this difficult time is our commitment. We are always available to answer your questions and will always keep you informed.

British Columbia has been recognized for some of the best and worst bicycling conditions in Canada. We have many opportunities with our beautiful vistas and mild Lower Mainland climate for cycling for fun, exercise, or the daily commute to and from work.  Unfortunately, weather, poorly designed roads, motor vehicle drivers in a hurry or just not “seeing” a cyclist that is there to be seen, can result in tragic injury for the cyclist and the cyclist’s family.  The tragedy is particularly crushing if the injury caused to a child at play.

If you or a loved one was injured because of the negligent or reckless actions of a car or truck driver, you have rights. The experienced personal injury lawyers at Hoogbruin & Company are here to protect those rights.

Reckless and careless drivers and unsafe road conditions result in hundreds of unnecessary bicycle accident injuries and deaths every year. Bicyclists and their families are left suffering the consequences of broken bones, serious head injuries and changed lives.

The driver of a car or truck does not have the right of way just because he or she has a motor vehicle. What drivers do have is a responsibility to drive with care and to be aware of others with whom they share the road.

Meeting the Challenges of Bike Accident Cases

Since 1987, our personal injury lawyers have been pursuing justice for adult and child victims of bike accidents. In addition to an experienced team of litigators, we retain the best medical professionals who assist us in understanding and presenting complex medical information to juries and ICBC. When injuries are serious, the effects can last a lifetime. It’s important to understand the full impact to ensure you or your loved one receive full and fair compensation.

We are committed to thoroughly investigating the cause of bike accidents, not simply relying on police reports.  Unfortunately, the police are busy and do not always have the resources they would like to do thorough and complete investigation.  Sometimes they wrongfully assume that the bicyclist was at fault rather than the speeding motorist or fail to interview witnesses to follow through on hit-and-run cases. Just because a driver was not charged with a crime does not mean the driver was in the right. We do the legwork to ensure our client’s case is solid.

Whether you or your child was hit by a commercial vehicle, car or bus while biking, get the legal help you need. After being injured in a bike accident call our personal injury lawyers at Hoogbruin & Company at 604-609-3783 for a free consultation.