Accident benefits can apply to both parties. Know your rights.

If you are hit by a motor vehicle while riding your bicycle, you may have an ICBC claim. Similarly, if a cyclist causes an accident and you are the driver or passenger in a motor vehicle and are injured, you may also have an ICBC claim. In both situations you may be entitled to Accident Benefits (also called Part 7 or “no-fault” benefits), which cover disability and medical expenses, and you may have a damages claim for injuries suffered because of the accident.

A Note About Cyclist Injuries

Bicycles must follow the rules of the road just like any motor vehicle. That includes obeying traffic signals, using proper signals to change lanes and make turns, and observing pedestrian crosswalks.

Even if you are not at-fault, the presence or absence of protective head gear, bicycle lights and reflective clothing are factors that can affect any claim for damages.

If you have questions about your claim

call TAYLOR PELTON for a free consultation.

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