Environmental awareness and a culture of increased physical fitness have led many people to become avid cyclists. But accidents happen, even to those on bicycles. The Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) insurance might cover the losses if the accident involved a motor vehicle. If the accident only involved the bicycle, a pedestrian, or a … Continue reading Does ICBC Insurance Cover Bicycle Accidents?
Many B.C. motorists have a tendency to presume they always have the right of way, especially against pedestrians or bicyclists, but that is not how the law works. In particular, bicyclists have the same right to be on the public highways as any car or truck, provided they follow the same rules of the road. … Continue reading Rainey v. Fane: Is a Bicyclist Automatically at Fault for Colliding with a Van?
There is a popular misconception–really, a dangerous urban myth–that motor vehicles always have the right-of-way over bicycles. Such thinking obviously stems from the fact that motorists vastly outnumber cyclists, even in bicycle-friendly places like Vancouver. Still, such thinking is wrong. B.C. law does not give drivers of cars and trucks special rights on the public … Continue reading Behragam v Paviglianiti: Bicyclist Not at Fault for Vancouver Intersection Accident