Motorcycle accidents can result in traumatic brain injury, multiple fractures, paralysis, and wrongful death. Motorcycle riders are often injured or killed because of the fault of other drivers. When there is a motorcycle accident in BC, the results are often devastating. There are many issues involved in a motorcycle accident such as: investigating the facts of the accident, dealing with ICBC, getting proper medical attention, motorcycle repair or replacement, loss of income, unending paperwork, and trying to get a fair ICBC injury settlement.
ICBC Claims for Motorcycle Accidents
If you are injured as a result of a motorcycle accident in BC you may have an ICBC Claim. You need an ICBC Claims Lawyer to deal with ICBC to fight for your rights and eventually obtain a fair ICBC settlement for your injury claim.
Generally, if you are injured in a motorcycle accident in British Columbia, regardless of who is at fault, ICBC must provide accident benefits (called Part 7 Benefits) to cover medical and rehabilitation expenses up to a maximum of $150,000 or $300,000 for motorcycle accidents in BC after January 1, 2018. These accident benefits can include expenses such as physiotherapy or chiropractor treatments, medications, home support services, and medical equipment. In addition, if you are unable to work as a result of your injuries, you may be entitled to wage loss benefits.
In making an ICBC Claim you may be entitled to an award for pain and suffering, special damages (out of pocket expenses), wage loss, cost of future care expenses, and future loss of earning capacity.
Consult a Vancouver ICBC Lawyer prior to dealing with ICBC to know all your rights. If liability (who is at fault) is an issue, a thorough investigation of the accident scene is necessary.