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Bicycle Accidents

Injured Jogger Sues Young Cyclist and Loses

In this personal injury case the claimant was jogging when he came up behind three young girls riding their bicycles. Two were on the sidewalk and one was riding on the street adjacent to the curb. The jogger intended to pass the girls on their right. As he was passing them, one ten year old moved her…

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Local Governments Allowed Draconian Bar on Injury Claims

Our law makes it more difficult to sue local governments than private citizens. Local governments are treated differently from other litigants in BC by requiring injury claimants to give written notice within a very short period following an incident to the local government. Most local citizens are unaware of this requirement and when injured on city…

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Start Your Claim With ICBC for Personal Injury

Making an injury claim with ICBC, Insurance Corporation of British Columbia, after a vehicle accident requires providing specific information and meeting certain deadlines. What you say to ICBC in the first 30 days can set the tone for how your injury case will be dealt with. How to start an injury claim with ICBC is made…

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Cyclist not Faulted for Hitting Parked Car in Agony of the Moment

A stunning win by this injured cyclist is unanimously upheld against a quick turning driver which caused him to hit a parked car. This personal injury case concerned determination of blame in a car accident involving a cyclist. The claimant suffered injury when bicycling southbound on Blanshard Street in Victoria, B.C. and a vehicle suddenly pulled out into traffic from a nearby…

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Cyclists Causing Personal Injury and Death Not Insured

If a pedestrian is hit by a British Columbia car, ICBC accident benefits can provide up to $150,000 in medical rehabilitation expenses and disability benefits of up to $300 per week. If the same pedestrian was hit by a bicycle, she would get nothing. The  Chinese tourist pedestrian killed by a cyclist in Stanley Park…

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Dog Owner to Pay Cyclist $39,000 for Personal Injuries

When it comes to dog owner responsibilities and legal liability in British Columbia owners need to know that it is a strict liability test if your dog injuries a person. That means the injury claimant does not have to show that your dog has actually caused the injury; what is required is to show that…

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Filing for Personal Injury Compensation- How to Make an Injury Claim

British Columbia personal injury claims are different than anywhere else in the world for two mains reasons: 1. The creation of the  Insurance Corporation of British Columbia, ICBC, and 2.  the limited access to private healthcare. In Canada less than 30% out of the 2.29 million people injured annually go to a hospital emergency room…

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HurtBC Personal Injury Lawyers Always Working for Injury Claimants

After being injured in a car accident or fall and before you sign a statement for ICBC or give the insurance company permission to communicate with medical professionals and employers, consider getting professional advice.  About 1200 people a day are injured in British Columbia and over 25 of those are permanently disabled as a result…

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What ICBC Insurance Forms Do I Have to Sign After a Car Accident?

The First and Often Only ICBC Form to be Signed is the CL-22 Insurance Claim Application When making a claim for ICBC insurance benefits after a motor vehicle accident, the Insurance Corporation of BC can require that you provide information in a prescribed form. Get a copy of the ICBC forms you need by speaking…

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Lawyer in Vancouver for ICBC Claim

Finding the best lawyer in Vancouver for a claim with the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia depends on the type of case you have and the qualities you consider to be important. There are over 10,0000 lawyers in BC, most of them having offices in Vancouver. Not all ICBC claims require a lawyer and most…

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