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Pedestrian Accident


Do I Need a Lawyer if I Was Involved in a Pedestrian Accident?

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?”

Zacher v. Prescesky: B.C. Judge Awards Injured Pedestrian $2.1 Million

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”

Proving a Traumatic Brain Injury in a Pedestrian Accident Case

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”

Is the Motorist Always Responsible for Pedestrian Accidents in B.C.?

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.?”

 
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