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Bicycling is a very popular recreational activity for families. Over the years municipalities across Canada, including the Town of Oakville and the region of Halton have been developing sophisticated active transportation plans and program and are recognizing the multiple benefits of adding more bicycle lanes and facilities.
Despite these efforts, there are still thousands of people injured every year in bicycle accidents by the negligence and carelessness of drivers that are distracted and not paying attention. There is also a portion of bicycle accidents that occur as a result of the negligence of cyclists; however a large amount of injuries and fatalities are caused by at-fault drivers mostly in urban areas.
Statistics Canada reported 7500 cyclists killed in Canada annually with the majority of accidents occurring in the afternoon rush hour. Always make sure you are aware of your surroundings and are wearing the appropriate safety gear such as a helmet and bright or reflective clothing if riding at night.
If you or a loved one has been injured while riding your bicycle, it is important you contact an Oakville personal injury lawyer who is familiar with your type of case. Our lawyers have experience representing riders that have been catastrophically injured. Contact us today at 905-337-9568 or complete a no-obligation consultation form.