Motorcycle and Bicycle Accidents – Myths v. Truths

Myth v. Truth # 1

Myth:If you are injured as a motorcyclist or bicyclist in a motor vehicle accident and were not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident, you are not entitled to compensation.
Truth:ICBC has to prove your injuries were made worse as a result of the failure to wear a helmet, and only then is a reduction made in your claim which can be as low as 5% and rarely higher than 25%.

Myth v. Truth # 2

Myth:If you are at fault as a motorcyclist or bicyclist for the accident, you are disentitled to benefits.
Truth:A motorcyclist or bicyclist who is injured in British Columbia is usually entitled to no-fault benefits from ICBC no matter whose fault the accident is. No-fault benefits include some or all of the following:
1. Medical and rehabilitation costs;
2.Partial replacement for wages lost while off work due to your injuries;
3. Compensation for your inability to do housework.

Contact us for a free consultation regarding your ICBC injury claim. Call (604) 586-7200 or email us at info@calaw.bc.ca to arrange a free initial consultation.