as a cyclist, you're vulnerable enough. you deserve full compensation for your injuries.
Bicycle Accident ICBC Claims
injuries big and small deserve maximum compensation.
A cyclist has little protection when riding along city streets. If you get hit by a car, chances are your bicycle injuries will be severe. In fact, bicycle injuries often include traumatic head injuries and facial fractures. Your settlement needs to account for all the costs of your injuries, from loss of income to rehabilitation, as well as any cost to your future.
Building a strong case takes a strong team.
Helpforme has access to the Province’s top accident reconstruction engineers and investigative experts. They ensure all the facts are collected accurately and completely so that key details aren’t overlooked, and your credibility is protected.
In addition, doctors and other medical experts are consulted to ensure that both the short and long-term effects of your accident are included in your claim.
Wear a helmet
Intersections are the worst spots for failure-to-yield crashes. Be hyper-vigilant, especially when making left turns. Look everywhere and check over your shoulder.
Make sure you’re visible
Wear reflective clothing and use lights on your bike, especially in low light conditions or rain.
Act like a car
Follow the flow of traffic. Ride in a straight line. Don’t weave in and out of surrounding cars. Use hand signals and be sure to let drivers know where you’re going.
FOLLOW THE RULES
Obey traffic lights, signals, signs and right-of-way rules.
STAY FOCUSED ON THE ROAD
Don’t talk on the phone while riding your bike. Don’t listen to music either. Part of safe cycling is being aware of your surroundings, and audio cues help with this.
watch for obstacles
Roads aren’t perfect. Some spots are uneven. Others have potholes. Still others have garbage that can suddenly cause you to lose control.
CHECK YOUR BIKE
Check your brakes and wheels. Don’t go for a ride without first making sure your bike is in good condition.
STAY ON THE RIGHT
Stay as close as you can to the right edge of the road whenever possible, especially if you’re slower than other traffic.
Helpforme is proud to be a sponsor of cycling community events and clubs because we’re cyclists just like you.
The types of bicycle accidents we've helped.
Right Cross Turns
When a car pulls out of a side street or parking lot and crashes into your right side, we’re here to help you get the maximum compensation.
When a car turns right into you or makes a right turn that cuts you off and causes a crash, you need a strong legal team to help you get the settlement you’re entitled to.
When a vehicle travelling in the opposite direction makes a left in front of you, causing you to crash, you’re entitled to compensation and we want to help you get it.
When a driver opens the door of their parked vehicle and strikes you, we’ll prove they were at fault so that you can get the resources and financial outcome you need and deserve.
Cyclists who change lanes properly and are struck by inattentive motorists are often incorrectly blamed for the accident. These accidents are not your fault, and we know how to make sure the motorist is found at fault.
get the care you need while seeking the compensation you deserve.
If you need home adaptations, we’ll make sure you get them. If you need occupational therapy, we’ll arrange it. If you need psychotherapy or home care, we’ll get that in place too. We’ll do whatever we can to ensure the costs are covered until your case is settled. That way, you can focus on recovery.
We take the time to get to know you and your needs so that we can fully understand the impact the accident has had on your life. Together we’ll explore the impact on your future too. In doing so, your case becomes very personal to us, and we fight for you with passion.
Lawyer, Managing Partner Helpforme