Disability/Personal Injury

Global News – Cyclist gets hit with big bill from insurance company following crash

Rylan Kafara

An Edmonton man has a warning for cyclists after he crashed his bicycle into a vehicle and received a massive bill in the mail from an insurance company.

Rylan Kafara was cycling in the city’s northeast in September 2013 when he pulled up to a red light. He says another cyclist cut across the road and distracted him. Kafara ended up hitting an SUV. Kafara’s injuries kept him off his feet for months.

Half a year later, he was shocked to receive a $6,200 bill from Wawanesa Insurance. The company also threatened to suspend his driver’s license if he didn’t pay up.

Sivan Tumarkin is a personal injury lawyer. He explained why the insurance company’s approach with Rylan Kafara is unusual and inappropriate.

Read the article on Global News here.

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