Bicycle Accident Lawyers: Surrey

ICBC Cycling Accident Claims – Surrey BC Office

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Population growth throughout Surrey and the lower mainland has resulted in more and more vehicles on the road. A greater number of vehicles on the road have created a more dangerous situation for cyclists. Unfortunately, collisions between motorists and cyclists have become increasingly common. In our experience, most of the bicycle collisions in Surrey are the fault of motorists. 


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Bungay Law Office – Surrey
#202 – 7164 – 120th Street
Our Surrey law office is conveniently located at 72nd Ave and Scott Road (120th). Easily accessed in Surrey or Delta by transit. We are in the Scottsdale Square Business Centre, on Scott Road, across the street from Target and RBC, and next door to BMO.

How a lawyer can help: making sure ICBC does not blame you

If you have been involved in a bicycle accident in Surrey, it is important that you obtain early advice from an experienced ICBC injury claims lawyer. In the beginning of the claims process, ICBC will act aggressively to obtain evidence to determine whether you are at fault. If you were on a bicycle, it is a mistake to assume that ICBC will not hold you at fault for an accident with a motorist. If you are held at fault by any percentage, this allows ICBC to pay you less than they otherwise would.

A proper legal investigation cycling ICBC Injury claims lawyer surrey bcsurrounding the circumstances of the accident is necessary to protect your rights. As experienced Surrey bicycle accident lawyers, we are knowledgeable in all of the laws pertaining to bicycles. As your lawyers, we will interview all witnesses, speak to the police, and visit the scene of the accident. We then analyze this information and prepare legal arguments to ICBC based upon our findings. In this way, we take steps to ensure ICBC does not unfairly blame you for the accident.

How a lawyer can help with your Surrey cycling accident claim: Making sure you get the treatment you need

A good ICBC injury claims lawyer can make sure that ICBC pays for the treatment you need for your injuries. Because cyclists are largely unprotected, the types of injuries arising from bicycle accidents can be very serious. Early treatment with the right specialists is important for your long-term recovery. As your lawyers, we fight to make sure the costs of your rehabilitation are not borne by you.

Because of the serious nature of cyclist injuries, referrals to a medical specialist are often necessary. The private medical system can take months to arrange appropriate referrals and scans such as MRIs. If you need to see a specialist quickly, we can pay for you to see a specialist privately to have your injuries assessed. If you need a special type of scan such as an MRI, we can also pay for these types of scans. It is our goal to help you recover as quickly as possible.

I was riding my bike in a crosswalk: will ICBC hold me at fault?

If you were hit while riding your bicycle in a crosswalk, ICBC may try to blame you for the accident. However, just because ICBC says you are at fault does not mean this is true. Even if you were riding your bike in the crosswalk, the driver who hit you had a responsibility to drive with reasonable care. The degree to which you are at fault will depend upon the specific facts of your case. We are experienced Surrey cyclist accident lawyers, and as such, we can review the circumstances of your accident and give you proper advice regarding who is to blame. It is also important to remember that, even if you were partially at fault, you can still recover compensation from ICBC. As your cyclist accident lawyers, it is our job to weigh all of the evidence, and fight to ensure the driver who hit you is held responsible for his or her part in the accident.

Bicycle Accident Lawyers Surrey – ICBC Cycling Accident Claims
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Involved in a Bicycle Accident?
Call us today for a free consultation, 24 hours – 7 days a week 604-512-0301 

Bungay Law Office – Surrey
#202 – 7164 – 120th Street
Our Surrey law office is conveniently located at 72nd Ave and Scott Road (120th). Easily accessed in Surrey or Delta by transit. We are in the Scottsdale Square Business Centre, on Scott Road, across the street from Target and RBC, and next door to BMO. 

I was riding my bike on a Surrey sidewalk: will ICBC hold me at fault?

If the accident happened while you were riding your bicycle on a sidewalk, ICBC may try to blame you for the accident.  Generally, cyclists are not supposed to ride on sidewalks. However, just because you were riding on the sidewalk does not necessarily mean you are responsible for the accident. It is very possible that the driver who hit you is mostly responsible for the accident and your injuries. Who is responsible depends upon the circumstances of the case, even if you were riding on the sidewalk.

As your cyclist accident lawyers, we analyze all of the facts of your case and give you legal advice regarding who is at fault. We will make sure that ICBC has all of the relevant evidence needed to make an appropriate decision regarding who is to blame. At the end of the day, we fight to make sure you get paid for another driver’s negligence, even if you were riding on a sidewalk at the time of the collision.

I was not wearing a helmet: How does this affect my case?

If you were not wearing a helmet at the time of your bicycle accident, this can lower the amount of compensation you would otherwise receive. However, you are likely entitled to some level of compensation. The degree to which this issue would affect your case depends upon a number of issues, including the type of injuries you suffered. For example, if you had a head injury, the lack of a bicycle helmet may be a bigger issue than it otherwise would if the injury was to your neck or back.

If you were involved in a cycling accident without a helmet, advice from an experienced cyclist accident lawyer is important. As your lawyers, we will examine the nature of your injuries and analyze the law that supports your case. We can get evidence from experts that may prove there is no connection between your injuries and your failure to wear a bicycle helmet. In this way, we ensure you get fairly compensated, even if you were not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

I did not have a headlight or reflector on the bicycle at the time of the accident: How does this affect my case?

In Surrey, cyclists are required by law to have appropriate reflectors and lighting on their bicycles when riding at night. If you are involved in a cycling crash at night, and you do not have a lighted lamp and/or a proper red reflector, you may be held partially or totally at fault for a cycling accident. However, this does not mean you cannot get compensation. The motorist who hit you also had a responsibility to use reasonable care while driving. Depending on how the accident happened, the motorist may be partially or entirely to blame, even if you did not have proper lighting.

In cases where a cyclist did not have proper lighting, determining who is at fault requires a complex legal analysis. As experienced bicycle accident lawyers, we can investigate the circumstances of your accident. We speak to anyone who witnessed the collision and we carry out a careful analysis of the accident scene. We then examine the law and build a case against the motorist who hit you. In short, we do everything in our power to make sure you are not unfairly blamed, and to make sure you get paid fairly for your injuries.

Bicycle Accident Lawyers Surrey – ICBC Cycling Accident Claims
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Involved in a Cycling Accident?
Call us today for a free consultation, 24 hours – 7 days a week 604-512-0301 

Bungay Law Office – Surrey
#202 – 7164 – 120th Street
Our Surrey law office is conveniently located at 72nd Ave and Scott Road (120th). Easily accessed in Surrey or Delta by transit. We are in the Scottsdale Square Business Centre, on Scott Road, across the street from Target and RBC, and next door to BMO. 

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