If you are a pedestrian or bicyclist and have been struck by a negligent driver, you may have an ICBC claim even though you were not driving or riding in a motor vehicle at the time. Pedestrian and bicycle accidents in British Columbia are usually straightforward personal injury claims.
If you were a passenger or driver of a motor vehicle and were injured in an accident caused by a cyclist or pedestrian, ICBC may still be involved in your claim – but the claim itself will be more complicated. In these types of accidents, ICBC is typically involved in the payment of Part VII benefits, as well as compensation for any injuries you suffered in the accident.
In many cases, at-fault pedestrians and bicyclists do not have the insurance or personal assets necessary to cover the damages in a personal injury claim filed by an injured passenger or motorist. If you find yourself in this situation, ICBC will be involved in your claim under the uninsured and underinsured motorist provisions (“UMP”).
If you have further questions about pedestrian or bicycle accidents, please contact Stephens &Holman today or call toll free 604-730-4120 for free advice on your ICBC personal injury claim. We represent injured accident victims in Delta, Langley, Vancouver, Surrey, and all of British Columbia.