We represent people who have been injured as pedestrians. While pedestrians bear a responsibility to exercise care and follow traffic laws, regardless of who has the right of way, drivers have a duty to take precaution and keep a lookout for pedestrians.
Regardless ICBC will often challenge the claim asserting issues with:
- Visibility (dark clothing)
- Distraction (cell phone)
- Impaired Judgment (drinking, drugs)
- Failing to follow the rules of the road
When a pedestrian is hit by a motorist, very serious injuries can result. If you are injured as a result of being stuck by a motor vehicle, you may have a claim for ICBC Part 7 Benefits and a claim in Negligence against the driver of the car that struck you.
Injuries to a pedestrian can include head or brain injuries, broken bones including fractures, musculoskeletal injuries and in some cases paralysis.
It is recommended that in a pedestrian accident early investigation be undertaken, including:
- Identifying and contacting witnesses to obtain statements
- Preserving any evidence any damage to vehicles and marks left on the road surface
- Engaging an accident reconstruction engineer before the evidence is lost
- Taking photographs of the site of the accident and the injuries
If you have been injured as a pedestrian by a motor vehicle, let one of our lawyers help you obtain fair compensation.