Every year, roughly 2,400 pedestrians are injured, and 58 are killed by drivers in British Columbia. Pedestrians hurt by negligent drivers – even if they are at fault for causing the crash – can collect compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses through ICBC. Families grieving the loss of a loved one can collect survivors’ benefits and additional compensation to cover funeral and burial costs. It is important to understand that ICBC was designed to limit the need for litigation and keep settlement costs low. You are entitled to step outside the ICBC system and work with a personal injury law firm when your losses are particularly severe.
Important steps to take to strengthen a pedestrian accident case
What you do immediately following the accident is very important in establishing your claim:
Why do people call a pedestrian accident law firm?
Calling a pedestrian accident law firm is prudent for serious injuries that typically exceed ICBC payout thresholds. Traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord damage, broken bones, back injuries, and internal organ damage are injuries that require long-term medical care and rehabilitation, which can be extremely costly.
Every case is different, with its unique set of circumstances, but you may be entitled to compensation for:
Our dedicated Coquitlam pedestrian accident lawyers have seen thousands of claims and can help you determine a fair ICBC settlement, so you don’t undervalue your injuries and end up paying out-of-pocket.
Contact us today
If you desire a face-to-face consultation but are too injured to come to us, we can come to you. You will not pay us anything for our legal services unless we win your case. Call Preszler Law to set up your free, no-obligation consultation with a compassionate pedestrian accident lawyer who will advocate for you so you can begin rebuilding your life.