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Kelowna Pedestrian Accidents


Drivers have a responsibility to the people around them. Their actions can negatively impact the lives of countless community members, including other drivers, their passengers, cyclists, and Kelowna’s most vulnerable road-users: pedestrians.

According to the British Columbia Coroners Service, dozens of pedestrians are killed in motor vehicle collisions throughout the province each year, and thousands more are injured. Now, because of sweeping changes to the provincially-owned provider of auto insurance, ICBC, the care and compensation desperately needed by injured pedestrians or the families of wrongfully deceased accident victims could be more difficult than ever to come by.

On May 1, 2021, ICBC’s new “enhanced care” model of insurance coverage went into effect. Under this new no-fault system, anyone injured in a car crash should be entitled to accident benefits intended to replace injury-related income losses. However, ICBC has made it nearly impossible for injured pedestrian accident victims to sue the negligent driver whose wrongful actions behind the wheel caused the collision to happen in the first place. Furthermore, if an injured pedestrian’s insurance settlement is unfairly low or their ICBC claim is denied outright, their rights to appeal the decision have been similarly limited.

Many injured car crash survivors throughout the province are already experiencing the negative impacts of ICBC’s new “enhanced care” insurance model. From low settlement amounts to delayed deliveries of essential medical services, the most vulnerable road-users who have been injured because of another person’s unsafe driving habits end up suffering the most. To express your displeasure with this new no-fault accident benefits system, contact your MLA.

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If your injury-causing pedestrian accident happened before May 1, 2021, you may still be entitled to pursue a civil claim against the at-fault motorist whose negligence resulted in your collision. By working with our Kelowna pedestrian accident lawyers, you may be able to recover damages to which you should be entitled. Depending on the severity of your injuries and the ways in which they have impacted your life, these damages could include:

  • Costs of home modifications to accommodate new disabilities
  • Attendant care
  • Housekeeping services
  • Lost wages
  • Reduced future earning capability
  • Psychological treatment
  • Physiotherapy
  • Mobility aids
  • Mileage to and from medical appointments
  • Prosthetics
  • Medical equipment
  • Prescriptions
  • Other medical expenses
  • And possibly more

To review the details of your case with our pedestrian accident lawyers serving Kelowna and learn about options for compensation that might be available to you, schedule your free initial consultation by calling 1-800-JUSTICE. Our Kelowna pedestrian accident lawyers help many injured car crash survivors to complete and file their ICBC claims and pursue the maximum amount of damages to which they should be entitled. To learn more, contact us today.

Book Your Free Initial Consultation

Our pedestrian accident lawyers serving Kelowna offer all prospective clients a free initial consultation. There is no cost associated with this first meeting, and no obligation to work with our Kelowna pedestrian accident lawyers.

By taking advantage of this cost-free initial consultation, you will have the chance to receive case-specific legal feedback and learn the ways in which our pedestrian accident lawyers serving Kelowna may be able to help you get the care and compensation you need. To book your free initial consultation, call 1-800-JUSTICE.

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Schedule a call with our personal injury legal intake team. Our team is available 24/7 so call us now to book your call. Our scheduled intake allows you to tell us details about your accident and gives our legal team an opportunity to review your case and advise you on possible solutions and outcomes. The best part is, if you decide to hire us after this call - you don't pay anything unless we win. We can help clients regardless of where they reside in British Columbia so let us help you get started on your road to recovery.

 

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Vancouver, BC
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