Kamloops Pedestrian Accident Lawyers
Being struck by a moving vehicle can be a shocking, traumatizing, and life-changing experience. No pedestrian expects to be hit by a car while crossing the street, returning to their vehicle in a parking lot, walking their dogs, or taking a leisurely stroll with their kids. Unfortunately, out of nowhere, negligent drivers can turn these seemingly regular outings into painful, long-lasting nightmares.
Regardless of the accident victim’s age or current medical conditions, an unsuspecting pedestrian could be killed after being hit by a vehicle in Kamloops. These unthinkable, senseless tragedies claim the lives of far too many pedestrian accident victims in our local community.
Since pedestrians are entirely unprotected from the dangers of the road, if they are fortunate enough to survive a collision caused by a negligent motor vehicle operator, they often sustain permanent, debilitating, catastrophic injuries. If you were severely injured in a collision, our Kamloops pedestrian accident lawyers may be able to help you complete and submit your ICBC claim in order to receive the lump sum payment amount now offered through the Crown corporation’s “enhanced care” insurance model. Additionally, if you were struck by a motor vehicle before May 1, 2021, our pedestrian accident lawyers serving Kamloops may be able to help you pursue damages from the at-fault driver whose negligence caused your collision to occur.
Unfortunately, when ICBC introduced their “enhanced care” system, they took away injured accident victims’ rights to pursue civil claims. Under this new system, pedestrians who were injured after May 1, 2021 are not entitled to sue negligent drivers for the injury-related damages they have incurred, nor do they have many options to appeal unfairly assessed or denied ICBC claims. This new no-fault system unfairly impacts the most vulnerable road-users. It also forces injured pedestrians to adhere to the insurance company’s payment schedules, timelines, and policies. If you believe this system is unfair, contact your MLA and ask them to repeal ICBC’s no-fault insurance policy.
Even if you were injured after this new system took effect, taking advantage of a free initial consultation with our Kamloops pedestrian accident lawyers could be beneficial. Our pedestrian accident lawyers serving Kamloops are passionate about helping injured members of the local community as best we can. By assisting with injured pedestrians’ ICBC claims and providing all prospective clients with personalized, case-specific legal advice, we strive to help accident survivors get the maximum amount of compensation to which they should be entitled.
To learn more about how our Kamloops pedestrian accident lawyers may be able to help you get the fair treatment, accountability, and compensation you deserve, contact us today.
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Our pedestrian accident lawyers serving Kamloops appreciate that the shocking aftermath of a traumatic collision can be frightening, stressful, and overwhelming. Many injured victims of pedestrian accidents find themselves paying large sums out-of-pocket for necessary medical treatment, procedures, and lifestyle adjustments to accommodate their needs.
To hear how our Kamloops pedestrian accident lawyers can help make your life and your pursuit of fair compensation easier, call 1-800-JUSTICE. All prospective clients who call Preszler Injury Lawyers receive a free initial consultation. To claim yours, contact our pedestrian accident lawyers serving Kamloops today.