Pedestrians and bicyclists have very little protection if they are struck by a car, truck or other motor vehicle. Even accidents involving slow-moving vehicles can result in very serious injuries or death. If you have been injured as a pedestrian or bicyclist you may have an ICBC injury claim and should consult a BC Accident Lawyer.
ICBC Pedestrian and Bicycle Collision Injury Claims
If you are injured as a result of a pedestrian or bicycle accident in BC you may have an ICBC Claim. You need an ICBC Claims Lawyer to deal with ICBC to fight for your rights and eventually obtain a fair ICBC settlement for your injury claim. Generally, if you are injured in a pedestrian or bicycle accident in British Columbia, regardless of who is at fault, ICBC must provide accident benefits (called Part 7 Benefits) to cover medical and rehabilitation expenses up to a maximum of $150,000. These accident benefits can include expenses such as physiotherapy or chiropractor treatments, medications, home support services, and medical equipment. In addition, if you are unable to work as a result of your injuries, you may be entitled to wage loss benefits. In making an ICBC Claim you may be entitled to an award for pain and suffering, special damages (out of pocket expenses), wage loss, cost of future care expenses, and future loss of earning capacity. Consult a Vancouver ICBC Lawyer prior to dealing with ICBC to know all your rights. If liability (who is at fault) is an issue, a thorough investigation of the accident scene is necessary. A Vancouver ICBC Lawyer will offer you a free consultation for your ICBC Claim and will take on your case on a contingency basis. This means if no money is recovered for your ICBC pedestrian or bicycle injury claim, there is no fee.