Vancouver, Victoria, North Vancouver and White Rock are rated the most “walkable” cities in British Columbia for good reason. But when drivers fail to yield or breeze through a crosswalk with careless inattention, it is pedestrians and cyclists who suffer the most. The Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) reports that some 50 pedestrians are … Continue reading Do I Need a Lawyer if I Was Involved in a Pedestrian Accident?
For B.C. pedestrians, getting hit by a car or truck is a major, life-altering event. Even in non-fatal pedestrian accidents, the victim may sustain a traumatic brain injury that can permanently affect his or her ability to work and live a normal life. This makes it all the more imperative for pedestrian accident victims to … Continue reading Zacher v. Prescesky: B.C. Judge Awards Injured Pedestrian $2.1 Million
There are over 2,000 pedestrian accidents in British Columbia each year. The pedestrian obviously feels the brunt of a collision, as he or she lacks any protection from the road or other elements. Even when the motor vehicle driver is clearly at fault for the accident, there may still be a dispute as to the … Continue reading Proving a Traumatic Brain Injury in a Pedestrian Accident Case
A hit-and-run car accident poses unique legal challenges for the injured parties. After all, who do you sue if you never saw the driver who hit you? Fortunately, B.C. law provides an answer in most cases–namely, that ICBC is responsible for any hit-and-run arising from the “use or operation of a vehicle on a highway … Continue reading When is a Highway Not a Highway?
Although pedestrian accidents are by definition a mismatch–a 1,500-kilogram car versus a human being–that does not mean the motorist is automatically liable for any injuries sustained by the pedestrian. As with any personal injury claim, a court must consider the relative fault of all parties involved. A judge may, in fact, decide that the pedestrian … Continue reading Is the Motorist Always Responsible for Pedestrian Accidents in B.C.?
Distracted driving is an issue making headlines throughout British Columbia in recent months as cell phone use while driving has become increasingly
On average, around 1,600 bicyclists and 2,600 pedestrians are injured in automobile accidents in British Columbia every year. Such accidents are among