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  • Guide to Hit and Run Claims

    hit and runYou were involved in a motor vehicle accident, but the other vehicle drove off before you could record any information. What do you do next?

    If you are involved in a hit and run accident in British Columbia, you may be entitled to compensation from ICBC for your injuries and vehicle damage, but you need to make attempts to identify the driver of the other vehicle. However, most people are unaware of the steps they need to take in order to make a successful hit and run claim.

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  • Pedestrians and cyclists struck by a motor vehicle can make an ICBC claim

    pedestarianThis article looks at pedestrian and cyclist accidents in Vancouver and how injured victims can pursue claims.

    In 2012 the City of Vancouver adopted its Vision Zero plan, which seeks to reduce traffic fatalities in the city to zero by 2040, according to Metro News. While that goal is laudable, it will require massive improvements in traffic safety, especially where accidents involving pedestrians and cyclists are concerned. Currently, about half of all traffic fatalities in Vancouver involve cyclists or pedestrians. Furthermore, cyclists and pedestrians who have been injured in an accident are often unaware of their legal rights, including their right to file a claim through ICBC.

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  • The Benefits of ICBC Coverage

    cars in trafficThe Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) is a great corporation - one of the best insurance companies in Canada. And we own it!

    As members of the Trial Lawyers of British Columbia, we fight for your rights for coverage and protection with ICBC, but at the end of the day, we need to be cognizant of the fact that ICBC offers a lot when you approach a claim correctly.

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    Pedestrians aren’t benefiting from improvements in traffic safety

    traffic safetyOverall, driving in British Columbia has gotten much safer in the past decade, with traffic fatalities decreasing for most groups. However, as 24 Hours Vancouver reports, one group that has not shared in that success is pedestrians. While driving has become safer for motorists, serious pedestrian accidents now account for a greater share of overall traffic injuries and fatalities in the province. The worrying trend has led to calls for new measures to be instituted, including legal and infrastructure changes that are designed to protect vulnerable road users.

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