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Nanaimo Pedestrian Accident Lawyers


Even the most careful, safety-minded pedestrians can be severely injured in a crash caused by a negligent driver. No matter how vigilant a person is while crossing the street, taking their dog for a walk through their neighbourhood, or taking in a brisk form of exercise, they could become the victim of an unspeakable tragedy.

When drivers fail to consider the potentially life-changing consequences of their wrongful actions behind the wheel, innocent lives can be lost. Their misconduct on the road can also cause other community members to be severely hurt.

Pedestrian accidents resulting in serious injuries can happen anywhere motor vehicles travel in close proximity to unprotected people. In Nanaimo, many injury-causing pedestrian accidents happen in marked crosswalks, at signalized intersections, on sidewalks, at school crossings, on residential roads, in parking lots, and in other locations where pedestrians have the right to feel safe.

All drivers have a responsibility to safeguard the well-being of other road-users, including its most vulnerable ones like pedestrians. Unfortunately, when drivers fail to fulfill that responsibility, pedestrians can sustain various types of injuries. These frequently include:

  • Internal organ damage
  • Cuts and lacerations
  • Friction wounds (e.g., road rash)
  • Musculoskeletal injuries
  • Broken or fractured bones
  • Traumatic amputations
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Paralysis
  • Knee injuries
  • Back injuries
  • Neck injuries
  • Concussions
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • And more

Pedestrians who have been catastrophically injured in a collision should be entitled to a lump sum permanent impairment benefit from ICBC, the provincially-owned Crown corporation that provides basic auto insurance to drivers in British Columbia. However, since implementing its new “enhanced care” model of no-fault insurance on May 1, 2021, ICBC has made it almost impossible for injured pedestrian accident survivors to sue the negligent driver whose misconduct on the road led to their crash. Not only has their right to pursue civil action been curtailed since these changes took effect, but injured pedestrians’ whose ICBC claims have been denied now face additional barriers when trying to appeal the insurer’s unfair decision. If you believe this new “enhanced care” insurance model is unfair to injured pedestrians, contact your MLA to express your concerns.

If you sustained injuries in a pedestrian accident before May 1, 2021, you might be entitled to pursue a civil claim against the at-fault motorist. By working with our Nanaimo pedestrian accident lawyers, you might be able to recover the maximum amount of compensation to which you are rightfully owed.

However, regardless of when your collision took place, consider scheduling a free initial consultation with Preszler Injury Lawyers. Our pedestrian accident lawyers serving Nanaimo may be able to help you complete and submit your ICBC claim and fight on your behalf to get the compensation and medical care you need. To learn more about working with our Nanaimo pedestrian accident lawyers, schedule your free initial consultation by calling 1-800-JUSTICE.

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Being struck by a motor vehicle can be a painful, traumatizing, and expensive ordeal. Our Nanaimo pedestrian accident lawyers are committed to helping the clients we represent, so that their recovery process is as straightforward, stress-free, and comfortable as possible.

To learn how our pedestrian accident lawyers serving Nanaimo may be able to help you get your life back on track after an injury-causing collision, contact us today.

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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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