Bike and Pedestrian Accident Lawyer in Kelowna

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It’s not easy for cyclists and pedestrians who get into accidents with passenger vehicles here in Kelowna. It’s typical for them to sustain terrible injuries. Then they are surprised to find out that ICBC is not eager to help them out.

Here at ICBC Lawyer of Kelowna, we’ve got a team of experienced lawyers who are ready to help you file your claim and get the money you need to pay your medical bills and pay you for your lost wages. We can also see to it that you get compensated for your pain and suffering.

How ICBC Handles Bike & Pedestrian Claims

If you have ICBC on one of your own vehicles then you’ll be covered for Part 7 no fault benefits under your own policy. If you don’t you’ll be covered by the driver’s policy.

These benefits get paid regardless of who was at fault for the accident.

However, these only pay up to $300,000 worth of medical benefits, and a few small disability benefits. There’s no recovery for non-economic damages under part 7. You have to file a tort claim for that. That means you will be making a claim that the motorist is at fault.

The motorist probably hasn’t sustained any damage at all, so it’s in ICBC’s best interests to claim the accident was your fault. There have been plenty of cases where injured pedestrians and cyclists did not receive the money they needed because they were found at-fault for the accident.

How can a pedestrian or cyclist be at fault when a motorist hits them? The driver’s insurance company will claim the pedestrian or cyclist violated traffic laws. They also might try to make the defense that the pedestrian created a situation that made it impossible for the driver to see them.

An lawyer can help you refute these claims, and can deal with ICBC representatives on your half so you avoid making mistakes which could cost you your claim. It’s not uncommon for representatives to try to trick victims into making statements which can weaken their claims.

Wrongful Death Claims

It’s tragic but true: many pedestrians and cyclists perish as a result of these accidents.

If you are the spouse, parent, or child of someone who has been killed in an accident then then we can help you recover full wrongful death benefits. While no-fault benefits pay for limited funeral expenses, you need the full tort claim to get the benefits that will help replace your loved one’s lost income or loss of services.

We know a wrongful death case can’t replace the loved one you’ve lost. We also know the money can make surviving that loss a lot easier. Let us help you make your claim.

Get Started Today

We don’t get paid unless you get paid, so you don’t need any money to get started. Just call (250) 385-7777 today to schedule your consultation.

We’ll match you with an experienced personal injury lawyer who cares deeply about your case. You’ll receive the responsive advocate and experienced legal team that you deserve. We’ll take care of all the details. Then you can focus on what really matters: healing from your injuries.

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