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Vernon Bicycle Accident Lawyer

There are 1,456 accidents per every 100,000 bicyclists in the Vancouver metro. Whether struck by a moving vehicle that has failed to yield the right-of-way or hit by the door of a parked car, injuries like broken bones, concussions, head trauma, spinal cord injuries, and soft tissue tears can be disabling.

If you’re looking for Vernon bicycle accident lawyers, you may need to expand the scope of your search to find lawyers with the necessary experience to advocate for bicycle accident victims. Preszler Law’s Kelowna office is located 45 minutes south of Vernon via the Okanagan Highway. Since 1959, our personal injury law firm has tended to accident victims, including cyclists injured by motorists, with compassionate service.

Filing A Bicycle Accident Claim With ICBC

After seeking medical attention for a bicycle accident involving a motor vehicle, you will need to file a claim with the ICBC. If your claim is approved, you can receive up to $300,000 for medical and rehabilitation expenses, up to $740/week for wage loss benefits, and up to $280/week for homemaking benefits. If your loved one has died after colliding with a motor vehicle, up to $30,000 in death benefits may be available.

Of course, ICBC is an insurance company – not the lottery – so they will do everything they can to reduce the amount paid out to you to save money. It’s no secret ICBC is on its way to bankruptcy; they posted a loss of $860 million in the first nine months of 2019. You may need an experienced legal team to represent your best interests.

Pain and Suffering Damages Are Not Impossible in B.C.

In the United States, the total value of the claim is greatly increased by an estimated amount of “pain and suffering” that ranges skyward without limit. In British Columbia, the amount of “pain and suffering” is capped at $5,500 for “minor injuries.” This maximum does not include compensation for medical costs, wage loss, or lawyer fees. If you suffer from aches, pains, sprains, whiplash, cuts, bruises, stress, or anxiety that heals in less than a year, ICBC may consider your injuries “minor.”

Hiring a lawyer can put you in touch with respected medical professionals who can lend their expertise on the nature of your injuries and help you make a case to have your injuries re-classified so that you can receive more than $5,500 for your hardship. Many major injury claims go through the court system.

Do You Need A Bicycle Accident Lawyer?

Preszler Law has a proven track record of securing maximum compensation on ICBC claims and assisting clients with personal injury lawsuits that go above and beyond their policy limits. While you may attempt to negotiate directly with ICBC, working with a bicycle accident lawyer is another option worth considering.

Vernon bicycle accident lawyers at Preszler Law await your call. We provide free consultations and contingency-based representation that costs you nothing upfront. You only pay us if we recover money for you!

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