Pedestrians, as well as bicyclists, can be struck by moving vehicles and sustain severe injuries that can be life-changing and result in permanent disabilities. In the more extreme cases, these injuries may be fatal. These individuals have little or no protection against the force of a moving vehicle whether it’s a bus, car, SUV, truck, or van. Even if they are moving slowly, the injuries that result could be extremely serious, even fatal.
If you’ve been injured while on foot, you should contact Barapp Law Firm immediately as you may have grounds to file an ICBC injury claim against the at-fault party and be reimbursed for damages. One of the areas of personal injury law that we specialize in is pedestrian and bicycle accidents. Here are a few things to be aware of if you were injured.
As a general rule of thumb, you may be entitled to file a claim for ICBC accident benefits (i.e. Part 7 Benefits) if you are struck by a vehicle while you were biking or were on foot. These benefits will cover up to $150,000 in medical and rehabilitative expenses but can also include other expenses such as:
Chiropractor Treatments or Physiotherapy
Home Support Services
Otc and Prescription Medications
Furthermore, if you’re injuries have sidelined you and you cannot work, you may be entitled to your lost income both past and future. Other damage awards that you may be entitled to include:
Cost of Future Care Expenses (Attendant, Rehabilitative, Etc.)
Loss of Earning Capacity
Out-of-pocket Expenses or Special Damages
Pain and Suffering
The Barapp Law Firm team of legal assistants, paralegals, and other staff members know that vehicle drivers must watch out for cyclists and pedestrians because they have a greater capacity to injure others. So they have to be much more careful whenever they’re driving. As your legal representative, we provide a more personalized approach to personal injury claims associated with pedestrian and cycling accidents. We understand your predicament and would be able to guide you within the boundaries of the Canadian law to get compensation for your injuries and trauma.
We believe every client is entitled to justice no matter how minor or severe their injuries may be. If you’ve recently sustained injuries due to someone else’s careless, negligent, or reckless behavior, let our legal team get you the compensation you deserve. Keep in mind that your injuries don’t just affect your emotional and physical health. They also affect your loved ones. Your loss of income while you are unable to work combined with your medical bills could place a devastating burden on your family members. Don’t let this happen. We’ll help you get justice and maximum compensation so that you are financially stable to meet the expenses. Contact Barapp Law Firm in Nanaimo, Richmond, Port Moody or Port Coquitlam today for more information.