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Pedestrian Accident Lawyer in Surrey

Because they lack the protections offered by seatbelts, airbags, and metal frames – and even helmets available to bicyclists or motorcyclists – pedestrians rarely come out of a motor vehicle crash unscathed. In fact, according to ICBC, almost one out of every five people killed in a British Columbia car crash each year is someone who was traveling on foot.

Many pedestrians are unsure where to turn for help paying for out-of-pocket medical costs, physiotherapy, and ongoing care. While ICBC does cover some expenses for pedestrians injured in traffic accidents, getting full and fair compensation is difficult. Preszler Injury Lawyers has been helping injured people get the compensation they deserve for over 55 years. Call us at 1-844-373-8202 to set up a consultation with a lawyer.

What happens after a Surrey pedestrian accident?

Careless drivers who disobey the rules of the road, fail to check for pedestrians, or otherwise act in a negligent manner are often the cause of pedestrian accidents. But regardless of fault for the accident, pedestrians are usually able to recover Part 7 Accident Benefits through ICBC.

Injured pedestrians can also file third-party liability claims with ICBC if they can prove the driver caused their accident. This entitles the injured pedestrian to further compensation than is available under Part 7 Accident Benefits, helping cover all damages the pedestrian suffered in the accident.

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Before filing any claim with ICBC it is a good idea to discuss your case with a Surrey pedestrian accident lawyer. The pedestrian accident lawyers at the Preszler have experience with pedestrian accident cases. We investigate the types of claims and benefits available and what steps we need to take to obtain maximum settlements.

We collect all possible evidence to prove the motorist’s actions caused the crash. Some of the steps we take include interviewing witnesses, photographing the scene of the accident, getting surveillance tapes from nearby businesses, obtaining copies of police reports, and even recreating your accident with engineers.

What should I look for in a Surrey pedestrian accident lawyer?

The most important thing you need to look for when choosing a Surrey pedestrian accident lawyer is someone with experience with these types of cases. This is not a time to call on a lawyer you know who regularly works in other areas of law – you need a pedestrian accident lawyer.

Ask any potential lawyers the following questions before hiring them:

  • How many pedestrian accident cases have you handled?
  • What types of claims can I file to get compensation for my injuries?
  • How do you go about proving fault and the value of my case?
  • Will you handle communication with ICBC adjusters?
  • How often will you communicate with me about my case?

You also want to make sure to find a lawyer you feel comfortable working with since you will likely be working closely with them throughout your case.

How much can I recover in my pedestrian accident claim?

Accident Benefits provide compensation for medical costs, lost wages, rehabilitation costs, attendant care benefits, and more. These benefits are available regardless of fault. But ICBC does not automatically give claimants the compensation they request. Getting fair compensation requires presenting a convincing case that establishes the value of your case through medical records, expert testimony, and other documentation.

If the driver caused the accident, then your third-party liability claim against that driver can cover your medical costs and other damages, up to the limits of the driver’s policy. Like proving the value of a Part 7 Accident Benefits claim, our experience informs our comprehensive approach to proving case value – we identify, collect, and present all evidence that is available.

Remember, ICBC will not accept the case value you believe is fair just because you send them basic evidence. Work with a pedestrian accident lawyer in Surrey to make sure your case is comprehensive and solidly establishes the value of your case through indisputable evidence of fault and your injuries.

You Can Speak with a Surrey Pedestrian Accident Lawyer for Free

There is a two-year statute of limitations on pedestrian accident claims in British Columbia. But don’t delay contacting Preszler Injury Lawyers to get started on your case. Beginning your claim as soon as possible after the accident can help you secure evidence before it disappears and get the compensation you need faster.

We offer free, no-obligation consultations to pedestrian accident victims in Surrey. We do not require a deposit or any case-related legal fees from clients until we win your case. Call us today at 1-844-373-8202 to schedule an appointment or to learn more about our services.

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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.


Practice Areas

1075 West Georgia Street
Unit 800,
Vancouver, BC
V6E 3C9
Fax: 778-373-8213
Toll Free: 1-877-572-1324
1631 Dickson Avenue
Suite 1100,
Kelowna, BC
V1Y 0B5
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7164 120th Street
Suite 202,
Surrey, BC
V3W 3M8
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5811 Cooney Road
Suite 305 South Tower,
Richmond, BC
V6X 3M1
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4720 Kingsway
Suite 2600,
Burnaby, BC
V6E 3C9
Fax: 778-373-8213
Toll Free: 1-877-572-1324
1321 Blanshard Street
Suite 301,
Victoria, BC
V8W 0B6
Fax: 778-373-8213
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2655 Clearbrook Road
Suite 260,
Abbotsford, BC
V2T 2Y6
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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