You can make a claim for a bicycling accident in Canada
Suffering an injury when you’re riding your bike to work or school isn’t something you plan for. You expect drivers to be careful on the roads, and you wear the protective equipment and use the lights necessary to stay visible. When someone isn’t as cautious as he or she should be and hits you while you’re biking, you can make a claim.
It’s important that you know your rights as a cyclist before you accept any kind of compensation. The Insurance Corporation of British Columbia insures motorists, not cyclists, and this means that you need to know exactly what to say to help your case. Your lawyer can communicate with the ICBC for you or help you discuss your case before you talk to the agency to make a claim.
You need time to recover, and legal issues that arise can take your time and patience away from your needed rest. It’s important to let your lawyer help you as you deal with the implications of the accident, so you can put your effort into recovery instead of stressing or worrying about your claims, deadlines and settlement offers.
Around 7,500 cyclists are hurt on the roads in Canada every year because of dangerous drivers and unseen hazards. Even in the light of day, crashes happen often; in fact, it’s during the afternoon rush hour when most take place. When you’re hurt in these circumstances, it’s important to reach out for help. You don’t have to face this situation alone. Our website has more information on the steps you can make to maximize your claim.
BEFORE YOU TELL ICBC. We can help you right now. Before you talk to ICBC, contact us. Call 604-689-2626 from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday or 604-TELL DEL (835-5335) after hours.