- Date: June 20th, 2007
- Victim’s age: Adult
- Victim’s Sex: Male
- Occupation: Security guard
- Place: Vancouver
- Circumstances: hit brakes to avoid collision
- Injuries sustained: a fracture in his head, a rib fracture, and a fracture in his right hand
- Settlement Amount: $72,849
The Bike Accident
On June 20th, 2007, a security guard was patrolling by bicycle in downtown Vancouver. At the end of his shift close to midnight, he was returning his bike to storage in a parking garage. He was descending a ramp in the parking garage when a vehicle started coming up the ramp. The vehicle was going in the wrong direction of traffic. The cyclist quickly hit his brakes causing him to fly over his handlebars and hit the ground. He was not wearing a helmet since he had already returned it as it was the end of his shift.
Victim injuries from the bike accident
He immediately felt pain in his neck, shoulder, back, elbow, wrist, finger, hip, knees, and feet. The cyclist went to the hospital and x-ray images revealed a fracture in his head, a rib fracture, and a fracture in his right hand. He also broke three teeth and had dental work done to repair them.
Compensation for victim
The driver of the vehicle was found liable for the accident and was ordered to pay a total of $72,849 to the cyclist. He was awarded $50,000 in general damages, $6,750 for loss of past wages, $6,099 in special expenses, and $10,000 for future income loss.