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Delta Pedestrian Accident Lawyer

Life changes in a second. You were performing the simple act of crossing the street when a reckless or negligent motorist struck you. Now you are struggling to recuperate from the terrible impact, and perhaps you may never walk again or regain full mobility.

Contact a Delta personal injury lawyer at Preszler Injury Lawyers to find out how you can receive the maximum compensation for your injuries. For more than 50 years, we have helped victims of another party’s reckless and negligent actions, and our results speak for themselves.

Pedestrian accident injuries

Pedestrians struck by motor vehicles often suffer catastrophic injuries, resulting in permanent disability and the inability to care for themselves. Far too often, pedestrians succumb to such injuries. Serious pedestrian accident injuries include:

  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Multiple fractures
  • Spinal cord injuries resulting in paralysis
  • Internal bleeding
  • Internal organ damage

Pedestrian accidents and fault

Most pedestrian accidents result from negligent actions of the motorist. Driver behaviour causing or contributing to pedestrian accidents include:

  • Driving under the influence
  • Distracted driving
  • Speeding
  • Failure to yield the right of way to the pedestrian
  • Failure to obey traffic signals or signage

Sometimes, the pedestrian is partly at fault, which can affect the claimant’s ability to receive compensation. Pedestrian fault may include crossing a street outside of the crosswalk, distracted walking – such as focusing on a cellphone and not paying attention to traffic – and attempting to cross the street while under the influence of alcohol or controlled substances. However, lack of adequate street lighting or reduced visibility due to inclement weather does not necessarily excuse a motorist from striking a pedestrian. Drivers are supposed to pay attention and yield to people crossing a street.

Even if the injured person is partly at fault for the collision, he or she may still receive compensation for loss of wages, pain and suffering, and medical bills related to the accident. If the person dies from these injuries, family members may file a wrongful death lawsuit.

Time is of the essence

In Vancouver, the statute of limitations for filing a personal injury claim is two years from the accident date. A seriously injured pedestrian may take a long time to recuperate, but it is critical not to wait too long before seeking legal advice.

The sooner a lawyer is hired, the sooner an investigation can begin. Time is of the essence when it comes to collecting and preserving evidence, and waiting too long can mean crucial evidence may disappear or witnesses may move. Keep in mind that if the accident involves any type of government vehicle, the statute of limitations is much shorter, merely a matter of months.

Contact Delta pedestrian accident lawyers

If you were struck by a motor vehicle and seriously injured, contact the pedestrian accident law firm of Preszler Injury Lawyers as soon as possible. Call or text us 24/7 or fill out an online form to arrange a free consultation. We are dedicated to representing victims of negligence. We will review your case and let you know your options. There is never a fee unless we win.

1321 Blanshard Street
Suite 301,
Victoria, BC
V8W 0B6
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
5811 Cooney Road
Suite 305 South Tower,
Richmond, BC
V6X 3M1
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
1631 Dickson Avenue
Suite 1100,
Kelowna, BC
V1Y 0B5
Fax: 778-373-8213
Toll Free: 1-877-572-1324
1075 West Georgia Street
Unit 825,
Vancouver, BC
V6E 3C9
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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