When an accident involving a pedestrian happens, the injuries sustained by the pedestrian are often significant, particularly when a motor vehicle is involved. An injured pedestrian may suffer soft tissue injuries, fractures, brain injuries and other injuries. Sometimes the injuries sustained are catastrophic and may result in death. Catastrophic injury claims and wrongful death claims can be particularly challenging and should be handled by an experienced injury lawyer.
An injured pedestrian who is recovering from an accident is often faced with months or years of treatment and therapies to recover to a person’s fullest potential. Sometimes a person never fully recovers and must live with a long term disability that impacts their capacity to earn a living and results in a reduced quality of life and ongoing expenses.
If the pedestrian accident involves a motor vehicle, the injured pedestrian is entitled to make an injury claim through ICBC and may be entitled to part 7 or no fault benefits even if they were partly responsible for the accident. However, there are time limits to making an injury claim and working with a lawyer experienced in handling pedestrian accident ICBC claims helps to ensure that you are compensated fairly and fully.
If the pedestrian accident involves a cyclist or was the result of an improperly maintained walkway or premises, you may be able to make a claim against the cyclist or the owner of the property. Speaking with a lawyer knowledgeable in BC injury law helps to ensure that your claim is handled effectively.
If you are a pedestrian who has been injured in an accident, please call League and Williams for a thorough assessment of your legal choices. We guide our clients to make informed decisions and enable them to focus on their recoveries while we ensure that they receive full and fair compensation for the harms suffered. An initial consultation is free, if we don’t succeed, we work for free. We only work for accident victims and we will ensure you get access to the treatment you need to recover.