The team at Hammerberg Lawyers is passionate about cycling. There are many cyclists in our office. We have participated in and sponsored cycling events and organizations such as the RBC GranFondo Whistler, Glotman Simpson Cycling and WOWride Cycling. We represent cyclists because we’re cyclists too, and we understand the laws specific to cycling injury claims and the issues that are important to injured cyclists.
Hammerberg Lawyers LLP is also home to one of BC’s largest and most experienced teams of cycling injury lawyers under one roof. Our cycling injury lawyers are experienced in investigating cycling accidents and building a strong case on your behalf. We are trial lawyers and in our experience, your interests are best served if we prepare your case as if it were going to court. This approach enables us to achieve the best possible results in either settlement discussions, or at trial.
Our legal team has access to BC’s top accident reconstruction engineers and investigative experts. They ensure all the facts are collected accurately and completely so that key details are not overlooked, and your credibility is protected.
Our network of medical specialists, combined with our years of experience in properly identifying possible future medical complications, allows us to ensure that fair compensation is awarded for future medical issues that may not even have been considered.
Our lawyers and staff genuinely want to make a positive difference in the lives of our injured clients. We are informal, relaxed and empathetic in our approach to client care, yet formidable litigators in a courtroom.
Our role is to be your advocate and to be involved at every step of your progress, including coordinating access to medical equipment, occupational therapists, and programs to promote your financial, social, physical and emotional well-being.
We put your well-being first. We deal with insurance companies, assist in securing your income replacement and disability benefits, and arrange for your medical care and therapy until your claim has settled, so you can focus on your recovery and move forward with confidence.
In British Columbia, you have two years from the date of the accident to commence legal proceedings, or your claim will be barred.
Injuries, and their resulting effects on work, social and recreational activities, can worsen over time – it’s important to know your rights and the strict time limits that apply.
Hammerberg’s cycling accident injury lawyers represent you on a contingency fee basis, so you do not pay legal fees until your claim is resolved positively.
You do not have to live nearby to access our services. Our lawyers can travel to you from the outset. We offer a free no-obligation in person meeting before you hire us so you can best determine what we can offer you. We put your needs first and will meet with you, your family and your doctors, as needed.
The law asks all road users to share the risks and responsibilities concerning accident prevention. With respect to liability, you are responsible to do as much as you can to reduce both the likelihood and the potential consequences of an accident.
If you are involved in an accident and suffer injuries and/or damages, the value of your personal injury claim could be reduced by a certain percentage if contributory negligence on your part can be proven. For example, we’ve seen many cases where the value of a claim was reduced because a cyclist was riding on a sidewalk when they should have been occupying the roadway.
Even if an accident isn’t wholly your fault, any negligent actions (or inactions) on your part that arguably contributed to the severity of the results of the accident may affect any legal claim that you pursue afterward. Conversely, if you do take precautions to limit the potential risks, you are in a much stronger position if you need to make a claim.
If you have taken all possible safety precautions and have been struck by a car by no fault of your own, then you have a valid injury claim. Bicycle accidents often include traumatic head injuries and facial fractures. Your settlement needs to account for all the costs of your injuries, from loss of income to rehabilitation, as well as any cost to your future.