Port Coquitlam Pedestrian Accident Lawyers
People who drive cars, trucks, and other motor vehicles are required to provide a duty of care to all other road-users, including pedestrians. In Port Coquitlam, drivers who fail to uphold this duty of care can seriously jeopardize pedestrian safety.
Pedestrians are the road-users who are the most susceptible to serious injuries and fatalities as the result of a collision with a motor vehicle. Many pedestrian accidents occur at signalized intersections and marked crosswalks – locations that should be safe for our community’s most vulnerable road-users. Unfortunately, drivers who are not paying attention to traffic signs or signals can collide with pedestrians who should have the right of way. When this happens, tragedy can ensue.
Driver negligence is the primary cause of injurious and fatal pedestrian accidents. Drivers who violate the rules of the road by misbehaving behind the wheel could be considered negligent. Examples of driver negligence that frequently lead to injury-causing pedestrian accidents in Port Coquitlam include:
- Texting while driving
- Driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs
- Distracted driving
- Fatigued driving
- Reckless driving
- And more
If you were injured by a negligent driver before May 1, 2021, our Port Coquitlam pedestrian accident lawyers may be able to help you pursue a civil claim against the at-fault motorist. By suing the drivers responsible for your injuries, our pedestrian accident lawyers serving Port Coquitlam may be able to help you recover damages. These damages might include injury-related financial losses you have already incurred – including lost wages and medical expenses – as well financial losses you are likely to incur in the future, such as a reduced future earning capacity.
Now that ICBC has rolled out its new “enhanced care” model of auto insurance coverage, pedestrians who have been struck by negligent motorists could face additional hurdles when pursuing the compensation they are rightfully owed. Under their new no-fault system, pedestrians who have been catastrophically injured could be provided with a lump sum payment from ICBC. However, depending on the types of injuries and the impact these injuries have had on an accident victim’s life, the lump sum payment may not be enough to cover the claimant’s total economic losses. To make matters more difficult, ICBC no longer allows injured car crash survivors to sue the driver responsible for the accident. And if an injured pedestrian’s ICBC claim is denied, the Crown corporation has made it more difficult than ever to appeal the unfair determination. If you have been negatively affected by this new no-fault system implemented by ICBC, contact your MLA and ask them to repeal the “enhanced care” insurance model.
Our Port Coquitlam pedestrian accident lawyers are committed to providing injured members of the local community with important advice, guidance, and support. During the challenging aftermath of a collision that causes injuries, it can be beneficial to know that someone has your best interests in mind. To speak with our pedestrian accident lawyers serving Port Coquitlam and learn how we may be able to assist you, contact us today.
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No matter when your accident occurred, our Port Coquitlam pedestrian accident lawyers want to hear from you. By taking advantage of a free initial consultation with our pedestrian accident lawyers, you could hear about all the options for financial compensation that might be open to you.
To discuss your case today, call our Port Coquitlam pedestrian accident lawyers by dialing 1-800-JUSTICE.