Motorcycle accidents, as with cycling accidents, often result in the most serious injuries simply due to the laws of physics and lack of protection for the rider.
Because a motorcyclist is smaller and takes up less space on the road than a car or truck, and because of a motorcycle’s ability to rapidly accelerate, a person injured while riding a motorcycle will often have to convince ICBC that they were not at fault for the accident simply because they were riding a bike.
In truth, many motorists do not know how to share the road with motorcyclists, and a car or truck driver saying ‘I couldn’t see him’ is often the same as saying ‘I wasn’t looking’.
With any motorcycle accident, it is even more critical to speak with a personal injury lawyer before meeting with ICBC. Because of the bias towards motorcyclists and cyclists in the insurance claim process, reconstructing the accident is even more critical than in most car accidents. Following an accident, you likely will not be in a good position to do this. We can help you by:
- Determining the names and contact information of any independent eye witnesses, and interviewing them;
- Getting any police reports;
- Having our accident reconstruction experts attend the accident to scene to investigate and preserve evidence;
Once you have spoken with us, we can contact ICBC on your behalf and help you begin your claim. If you have already met with ICBC you should contact us as soon as possible.