A high percentage of all bicycle accidents with cars are the fault of the driver of the vehicle—so, if you have been involved in a bicycle accident, the chances are very high that you were not at fault and are entitled to monetary reimbursement for your damages.
Even though they are outnumbered and outsized by cars and trucks, the law states that bicyclists have the same rights as motor vehicles. In fact, due to their greater power and size, motorists are required to provide special provisions for bicyclists.
For instance, motorists must remain safely to the left of bicyclists at all times—even when this requires that the motorist slows down. Motorists are not allowed to turn abruptly in front of a bicyclist, as this would grossly endanger the cyclist’s safety. And motorists must yield to any oncoming bicyclist when turning left.
These laws are in place to help protect the safety of bicyclists on roads populated with many speeding cars and trucks. There are many good reasons to bicycle, but there are probably more good reasons to drive safely when encountering a bicyclist on the road.
The same ICBC benefits that apply to persons involved in car crashes may also apply to you. There are even special ICBC benefits for bicycle accident hit and run victims. The law is here to protect you—call us to see how we can help.
If you have been involved in a bicycle accident with a car, you have likely suffered both physical and emotional injuries, medical expenses, even lost wages due to missed work. Shawn Samra Law Corporation can determine the extent of the damages you have suffered and obtain monetary reimbursement for you. Contact us today for your free, no-risk consultation!