Vancouver Bicycle Accident Attorneys Urge Cyclists to Understand the Rules of the Road Before They Bike
Our Vancouver bike accident lawyers often feel discouraged by the large number of serious accidents featured on the nightly news. Some terrible accidents are, indeed, random. However, many involve critical miscalculations on the part of cyclists.
For instance, on certain Vancouver streets, pedestrians and cyclists interact in complicated traffic flows. Cyclists who do not pay attention to this flow—or fail to understand it—can find themselves suddenly shunted into the middle of the street and into vehicular traffic. To reduce your chances of getting into a serious collision, review the following tips:
- Know the rules of the road—especially for streets where you cycle regularly. Do not keep making the same mistakes or taking the same dangerous shortcuts, hoping that you will get away with it.
- Before you go on a long bike trip, research potential obstacles. Prepare for any difficult traffic or weather conditions you might encounter;
- If you violate the rules of road, pause and reflect on what you did and why. For instance, you may be in the habit of coasting through stop signs instead of stopping completely. Figure out why you do this, and focus on what you can do to avoid making that mistake in the future.
Lastly, if you or someone you love has been involved in a Vancouver bike accident, get legal insight into what went wrong and why, as quickly as possible. The compassionate, skilled, and experienced Vancouver bike accident attorneys at McComb Witten would be happy to talk to you. Call us today at 604-255-9018 to schedule a free case evaluation and be sure to download our free report, Your Family Doctor Could Make or Break Your ICBC Claim, to understand your post-accident legal remedies.