Summertime gets us all out of doors and enjoying the fine weather. We're walking, running, biking, rollerblading and even skateboarding on the streets where we normally would drive. Inevitably, there will be collisions with motor vehicles. Sadly, there will be injuries. But did you know that the same no-fault insurance benefits available through ICBC to drivers when they are injured in motor vehicle accidents are also available to pedestrians, cyclists, and other non-vehicular users of the road?
Last month, the B.C. Supreme Court released a decision involving a personal injury claim arising from an accident that occurred at Westview Shopping Mall in North Vancouver.
A tragic story about a hit and run pedestrian accident reported in the February 18, 2015 edition of the North Shore News provides important lessons for both drivers and pedestrians.