If you are injured in a bike accident

What are my rights?

While biking, I was hit by a car. Can I get money to help recover from my injuries?
  • Yes
  • Maybe
  • No

Helmet — check. Bike lights and reflectors — check. You head out for your evening ride. As you approach an intersection, you swerve to avoid a car that blows through a stop sign. You tumble off your bike and end up with a bruised rib and cuts to your hands and arms. Learn your rights if you’re injured in a bike accident.

What you should know

Work out the problem

Select the steps that make sense in your situation

If you are injured in a cycling accident, you don’t have to go through the suggested steps in order. You can start with any of them. 

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Who can help

  • This information applies to British Columbia, Canada
  • Reviewed for legal accuracy in August 2021
  • Time to read: 13 minutes

Reviewed for legal accuracy by

David W. Hay, KC, Richards Buell Sutton

David W. Hay, KC

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