Motorcycle Accidents & Bicycle Accidents
In ICBC claims involving motorcycles and bicycles there are often issues regarding the ability of the driver to see the motorcyclist or cyclist and the speed of the motorcyclist or cyclist.
It is recognized in literature written by accident reconstruction engineers that witnesses often overestimate the speed of motorcycles and bicycles in comparison to cars. As a result of this phenomenon, motorcyclists and cyclists are often blamed for accidents on the basis that they were travelling too fast and there was no opportunity for the driver of the car that hit them to see and avoid them.
It is very important to preserve as much evidence as possible following an accident involving a motorcyclist or bicyclist. We have investigators who will get statements from the witnesses to your accident so that their evidence is preserved. We also hire accident reconstruction engineers (when necessary) to survey the scene of the accident before it is altered as well as survey the intersection. The engineer will also inspect the damage to the vehicles involved in the collision in order to preserve the evidence. This allows the engineer to reconstruct the accident if ICBC denies liability on behalf of the motorist responsible for the collision.