The ICBC reports that the number of pedestrians injured in accidents almost doubles from October to January– as the weather gets colder and the days shorter. Every year, Whistler is home to fatal accidents between vehicles and pedestrians, despite well-lit pedestrian walkways in Village Stroll and the Valley Trail. Wet weather, poor visibility and distracted driving all contribute to pedestrian knockdowns, which often give rise to life-shattering injuries.
If you were hit by a vehicle, you might be entitled to seek compensation for your injuries, medical treatments and associated expenses. Hiring an experienced personal injury law firm to handle your claim can increase the size of your potential settlement. Our Preszler team of Whistler pedestrian accident lawyers won’t let the ICBC strong-arm you into accepting less than you deserve.
Call our office today to arrange an initial legal consultation, free of charge. Our dedicated legal team will ensure all documents are filed on time, conduct thorough investigations, and bring in expert witnesses to pinpoint liability and assign the proper value of your injury claim.
Common causes of pedestrian accidents
The ICBC cautions drivers to be alert for pedestrians, especially near bus stops, crosswalks and intersections. Motorists are expected to follow traffic laws, yield when necessary and exercise reasonable care when behind the wheel. If they are not careful and serious injury results, they may be found negligent.
The following are some of the leading factors that contribute to pedestrian crashes and injuries:
Compensation available to injured pedestrians
The law affords protection to people in BC who have been wrongfully injured due to the negligence or reckless actions of another. Our Whistler pedestrian accident lawyers know the tactics used by ICBC and other insurers to undermine the rights of the injured. It is our mission to ensure your claim is paid in full, and that you are fairly compensated for all past, current and future damages, including:
Rest assured that we offer our legal services on contingency. This means you do not have to pay anything unless we settle or win your pedestrian accident case.
Choosing Preszler Injury Lawyers for your claim
Pedestrian accident cases are rarely cut and dry. Make sure you have experienced legal representation to protect your rights. At Preszler Law, we have handled a wide range of personal injury matters, and we do not back down from big insurance companies.
When another person’s negligence causes you or a loved one to suffer, you want a capable pedestrian accident lawyer on your side. Over the past 50 years, our dedicated legal team has helped hundreds of injury victims secure the financial compensation they deserve. We look forward to assisting you with your injury claim. Sound guidance and advocacy in Whistler are only a phone call away.