While walking is a fun form of physical fitness and an environmentally friendly way to get where you need to go, the reckless behaviors of motorists on the road can put you at risk. At Preszler Law, we know how serious and potentially life threatening these accidents can be, and can advise you on how to get the compensation you need to recover from your injuries. Since 1959, our Langford pedestrian accident lawyers have been providing the aggressive legal representation victims need, acting as a strong legal advocate on your behalf at a time when you need it the most.
Pedestrian accidents are an unfortunately common occurrence in Langford. According to the Insurance Company of British Columbia (ICBC), these types of accidents end up causing potentially serious injuries for roughly 2,500 people in British Columbia each year. On Vancouver Island, they most commonly occur at intersections and in crosswalks, but can also happen when walking along sidewalks or strolling down streets through your own neighborhood.
Often, it is the reckless and dangerous actions of motorists that cause pedestrian accidents in Langford to occur. At Preszler Law, we provide professional, aggressive legal representation to victims of pedestrian accidents caused by the following types of reckless driving behaviors:
In crashes and collisions involving motor vehicles, pedestrians have little in the way of protection. As a result, they often end up suffering injuries that can be severe and life threatening, resulting in permanent and ongoing disabilities.
Whether you are injured in a crosswalk or by a driver who fails to see you in a parking lot or while walking on the side of the road, you may be entitled to compensation for the injuries you suffer. It is important to report any type of pedestrian accident immediately to law enforcement officials, and to get a description of the driver and the make and model of the vehicle he or she was operating.
At Preszler Law, we can advise you on how to hold the driver responsible for your accident by filing an ICBC claim. Compensation you may be entitled to recover includes:
Unfortunately, dealing with the ICBC can prove challenging. Under the BC ‘Rules of the Road’, pedestrians do have certain obligations and are required to obey certain traffic rules. If you failed to use a sidewalk or crossed anywhere other than a designated crosswalk, ICBC may attempt to deny your claim. This is why you need an experienced Langford pedestrian accident on your side.
When the ICBC disputes the details surrounding your pedestrian accident or the injuries you suffer, Preszler Law acts as a strong ally on your side. We gather the evidence needed to support your claim, which may include:
You generally only have one chance to get the compensation you need when filing an insurance claim. Before signing any documents or accepting an amount that may be less than you deserve, reach out and contact our Langford pedestrian accident lawyers first. We can arrange a free, initial consultation in our office to discuss the details surrounding your case and how we can help you. Call or contact us online today.