Surrey Pedestrian Accident Lawyer

When a pedestrian accident happens, it is typically due to the inattentive driver behind the wheel. When a motorist takes their eyes off the road for even a few seconds, the risk of a crash goes up significantly. When this happens, our Preszler team of Surrey pedestrian accident lawyers may be able to help.

If you sustained an injury, you do not have to seek compensation on your own. A compassionate personal injury lawyer from our firm can review your claim, negotiate with the negligent driver or their insurance company, and file a lawsuit on your behalf. Call right away to schedule a free consultation.

Pedestrian accidents and their injuries

Thousands of Canadian pedestrians are injured by motorists each year. The factors that cause these injuries can vary dramatically. Some of the most common causes of a pedestrian accident include:

  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Distracted driving
  • Speeding
  • Failing to yield
  • Running a stop sign
  • Mechanical failures

These crashes can occur when you least expect them and lead to devastating injuries, which can include cuts, bruises, and other soft tissue damage. Far more serious wounds include brain injuries or paralysis. In worst-case scenarios, they can dramatically and perhaps permanently impact the quality of your life.

It is important to seek medical attention following a pedestrian accident. Many injuries only become apparent hours or days after the accident. It is not uncommon to feel fine shortly after an accident, only to face severe pain a few hours later.

Some injuries – including those that are invisible to the naked eye – can be detected by a medical professional. X-rays, CT scans, and MRIs can identify issues that would otherwise only become obvious at a later date. Early diagnosis is important. Not only can it limit the severity of your injury, but it can help strengthen your claim by documenting the extent of it.

Proving fault at trial

It is common for a pedestrian accident lawyer to settle most claims before a trial becomes necessary. In some cases, however, it becomes unavoidable. At trial, a lawyer must establish that the motorist was responsible for the accident. This can be done with a variety of evidence, including:

  • Testimony from the plaintiff
  • Crash scene photos
  • Surveillance video
  • Accident reconstruction experts
  • Witness testimony

Determining the evidence necessary to prevail at trial is one of the most important roles your lawyer can fill.

Contact our Surrey pedestrian accident lawyers

To ensure your injury claim following a pedestrian accident receives the attention it requires, contact Preszler Law right away. We look forward to meeting with you during your free, no-obligation consultation. At that time, we can advise you on the strength of your claim and answer any questions you have. We are standing by, ready to advocate for you.