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Courtenay Pedestrian Accident Lawyer

Each year, approximately 2,400 pedestrians suffer injuries in British Columbia. Perhaps you or a loved one have now become one of those unfortunate statistics. Of course, you are not a statistic, but a person dealing with serious, often permanent injuries. Because of the actions of the driver who hit you, your life is changed forever.

A Courtenay personal injury lawyer at Preszler Injury Lawyers can advise you of your rights and help you through the claims process. Our dedicated lawyers investigate every aspect of the case, from examining the accident scene to interviewing witnesses.

Pedestrian accident causes

Most pedestrian accidents result from negligent or reckless behaviour on the part of the motorist. Such actions may include:

  • Speeding
  • Distracted driving
  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Not obeying traffic signals or signage
  • Passing another vehicle and heading into the crosswalk
  • Ignoring the pedestrian’s right of way

There are circumstances under which the pedestrian may prove partly at fault for the accident. For example, if the pedestrian is drunk or distracted, they may put themselves in harm’s way.

However, a driver is always supposed to look and yield to people crossing the street, and that holds true whether or not the crosswalk is designated with formal lines or signage. It is not wise for pedestrians to wear dark clothing at night, but that is not an excuse for a driver not to avoid hitting them. Bad weather and poor visibility mean both motorists and pedestrians must take extra care, but the driver is still responsible for his or her vehicle in inclement conditions.

After the pedestrian accident

After getting hit by a motor vehicle, most pedestrians are in no condition to collect evidence at the accident scene. If it is a possibility, however, use your cellphone to video or photograph the site and get the contact and insurance information of the motorist and contact information of any witnesses.

Pedestrian accident compensation

When the motorist is at fault, the injured party may file an injury claim. Compensation for injuries may include:

  • Lost wages, present and future
  • Physical therapy and related expenses
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of housekeeping ability

A personal injury lawyer evaluates the claim based on the client’s individual circumstances. That involves reviewing medical records and the patient’s prognosis, all medical bills regarding the injury, and consulting with experts to determine the injury’s short-and-long-term effects. Based on this information, we know a fair settlement amount for damages.

Contact Courtenay pedestrian accident lawyers

If you were injured by a motor vehicle while walking or cycling, contact the pedestrian accident law firm of Preszler Injury Lawyers. Call us 24/7 or use our online form to schedule a free consultation. Our compassionate lawyers have had one primary focus for almost six decades, and that is seeking maximum compensation for those injured or killed in accidents due to another party’s negligence. There is never a fee unless we win.


1075 West Georgia Street
Unit 800,
Vancouver, BC
V6E 3C9
Fax: 778-373-8213
Toll Free: 1-877-572-1324
1631 Dickson Avenue
Suite 1100,
Kelowna, BC
V1Y 0B5
Fax: 778-373-8213
Toll Free: 1-877-572-1324
7164 120th Street
Suite 202,
Surrey, BC
V3W 3M8
Fax: 778-373-8213
Toll Free: 1-877-572-1324
5811 Cooney Road
Suite 305 South Tower,
Richmond, BC
V6X 3M1
Fax: 778-373-8213
Toll Free: 1-877-572-1324
4720 Kingsway
Suite 2600,
Burnaby, BC
V6E 3C9
Fax: 778-373-8213
Toll Free: 1-877-572-1324
1321 Blanshard Street
Suite 301,
Victoria, BC
V8W 0B6
Fax: 778-373-8213
Toll Free: 1-877-572-1324
2655 Clearbrook Road
Suite 260,
Abbotsford, BC
V2T 2Y6
Fax: 778-373-8213
Toll Free: 1-877-572-1324
*These are consultation offices that require a booked meeting in advance. Walk-ins are not allowed.

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