Coquitlam Pedestrian Accident Lawyers
In Coquitlam, the majority of collisions involving pedestrians occur at intersections and crosswalks. Most of these potentially fatal accidents take place in the fall and winter months as visibility and weather conditions worsen. But pedestrian accidents can happen at any time of the year, and in any location where motor vehicle operators need to share the road. Pedestrian accidents causing severe injuries or deaths can take place in many different locations, including:
- Parking lots
- Residential streets
- Rural roads
- School crossings
- And more
While inclement weather and low visibility might create conditions in which pedestrian accidents can easily occur, most scenarios in which the operator of a motor vehicle strikes another community member are caused by driver negligence. Drivers are required to abide by the traffic laws mandated within the province’s Motor Vehicle Act. If they violate the rules of the road– even for a fleeting instant– the lives of innocent pedestrians can come to an abrupt and violent end. Families can be torn apart, children can lose their parents, communities can be devastated, and all because of a driver’s failure to uphold the duty of care they owe to other road-users.
Pedestrians who are fortunate enough to survive a near-fatal collision caused by a negligent driver often sustain various types of injuries. Regardless of their severity, the injuries sustained in pedestrian accidents have the potential to significantly impact the physical, emotional, and economic well-being of the collisions’ survivors.
Many pedestrian accident survivors find it impossible to return to the workplace and perform the duties of their jobs because of the injuries they sustained in their collision. As a result, injured pedestrians could lose wages, suffer from a reduced future earning capability, and find themselves ill-equipped for the financial burden of living with serious injuries or newly acquired disabilities.
Injured victims whose collisions happened before May 1, 2021 may be entitled to file a civil claim against the negligent driver whose wrongful conduct on the road caused them to sustain compensable injuries. By working with our Coquitlam pedestrian accident lawyers, community members who were injured in motor vehicle collisions before May 1, 2021 may be able to recover the maximum amount of damages to which they might be entitled.
People who were injured after May 1, 2021 are subject to the conditions of ICBC’s “enhanced care” insurance model. That means, injured pedestrians can file a claim for no-fault accident benefits. If they have been catastrophically injured, they might be entitled to a lump sum permanent impairment benefit. However, they are no longer entitled to sue the at-fault driver for damages and have limited options to appeal unfairly denied ICBC claims. To express your displeasure with this new, no-fault insurance model that robs injured accident victims of their rights to pursue the compensation they deserve, contact your MLA.
Our pedestrian accident lawyers serving Coquitlam believe that all injured car crash survivors deserve the right to have their voices heard. By calling Preszler Injury Lawyers, you can receive a free initial consultation with our Coquitlam pedestrian accident lawyers, regardless of when your collision took place. To learn how our pedestrian accident lawyers serving Coquitlam may be able to help with your case, contact us today.
Schedule Your Free Initial Consultation by Calling 1-800-JUSTICE
The days, weeks, and months after an injury-causing collision can be painful, disorienting, and frightening. Our Coquitlam pedestrian accident lawyers know you have many questions about moving forward, and we are standing by to provide you with answers.
To book your free initial consultation and speak with our pedestrian accident lawyers serving Coquitlam today, call 1-800-JUSTICE.