Pedestrian and Bike Accidents
You might not have any ideas about pedestrian & bike accidents. Read this article and get the perfect solution. In a perfect world, a pedestrian or cyclist struck by a 1000 kg vehicle would be able to get their insurance claims paid without having to fight for justice. Sadly, that’s not usually the case.
ICBC has to pay something one way or another: either because the driver had the insurance or because the cyclist or pedestrian did. That doesn’t mean they are willing to pay as much as they should. One way they can reduce the amount they have to pay is by claiming the pedestrian or the cyclist caused the accident. Part 7 no-fault benefits are far smaller than the third-party liability claim you’d be entitled to if the driver is at-fault for the accident.
This works for them because cyclists and pedestrians can cause accidents when they fail to follow the rules of the road. Yet even then they may not be 100% at fault.
So they may “investigate” the accident, but they do so with an ulterior motive. After all, the driver won’t need much in the way of third-party liability benefits. The driver is likely to be unhurt. Their car is likely to be undamaged. Meanwhile, you are facing life-altering injuries and a host of medical bills that Medicare just won’t cover.
You need an experienced lawyer to help you with a BC pedestrian or bike case.
Our lawyers can conduct their own investigation which can help dispute ICBC’s determination of liability. We can also tap into expert witnesses who can help back up your claims about the accident and about the impact the accident has had on your life. This can mean you get paid a lot more.
That matters, because the extensive injuries pedestrians and cyclists tend to sustain require far more coverage than no-fault Part 7 benefits allow for. In many cases, you will need the funds allowed to you by filing an ICBC third-party liability claim.
We can also help you with ICBC hit-and-run claims, which are unfortunately all too common.
Wrongful Death Claims
Many of these accidents end in the tragic death of the pedestrian or cyclists. If you’re the parent, child, or spouse of a pedestrian or cyclist injured in an accident you may be entitled to a wrongful death claim.
While this money can’t bring your loved one back it can help you pay funeral expenses, and medical expenses incurred prior to the loved one’s death. If your loved one was a wage-earner or provided valuable services to the family you can get compensation to help cover those losses, too.
Let us help you get the money you need to get back on your feet after this terrible loss.
Call (604) 609-7777 to schedule a free consultation. We don’t get paid unless you get paid, which means this call is utterly risk-free to you. You’re likely to receive far more money with our help than you would alone, even after our fees are accounted for.
Navigating the ICBC process is always more complicated than it looks. With our help, you won’t have to do it alone.