No one should lose their lives crossing the street. Unfortunately, when reckless, inebriated, distracted, or otherwise negligent drivers ignore traffic signals and coast dangerously through intersections, pedestrians in Camrose can be killed or permanently injured in violent, preventable collisions.
The Camrose Police Service have underscored the need for pedestrian safety, providing resources and safety tips to help residents of the city who are unprotected from the dangers of the road avoid being struck by a motor vehicle operator. Unfortunately, even the most safety-conscious pedestrian could be killed or severely injured in a collision caused by a negligent driver.
Pedestrians are the most vulnerable road-users and the ones most at risk of losing their lives or suffering catastrophic injuries as the result of a collision with a motor vehicle. As such, in pedestrian accident claims throughout the province, there is an automatic presumption of negligence on the part of the driver. That means, unlike in other motor vehicle accident claims, the injured party does not need to prove that the cause of their injuries was, indeed, the at-fault driver’s negligence.
Instead, in civil proceedings, the negligent driver (and/or their insurance provider) may try presenting evidence to prove that the injured pedestrian was partially responsible for the collision themselves. If the injured pedestrian is found to have been contributorily negligent, the amount of damages to which they might be entitled could be substantially reduced.
Anyone who has been injured in a motor vehicle accident – including pedestrians – should be able to collect Section B benefits. This insurance coverage is intended to help injured accident survivors afford the costs of medically necessary, injury-related expenses. Even people who were injured in hit-and-run accidents or who were struck by uninsured drivers should be able to access some insurance coverage through Alberta’s Motor Vehicle Accident Claims Program (MVAC).
Unfortunately, the benefits available to injured pedestrian accident survivors rarely even begin to cover the lifetime costs associated with their injuries. This is especially true for pedestrians who have sustained catastrophic impairments, such as spinal cord injuries or traumatic brain injuries.
By working with our Camrose pedestrian accident lawyers, people who have been struck by negligent drivers may be able to recover compensation commensurate with the severity of the injuries they have sustained. Our pedestrian accident lawyers serving Camrose are well aware of the tactics often used by insurance providers to try withholding funding from deserving collision survivors, and do our best to represent our clients’ best interests in civil proceedings.
Our Camrose pedestrian accident lawyers offer all prospective clients a free initial consultation on their case. To learn about options for financial compensation that might be available to you, contact us to take advantage of your cost-free, no-obligation consultation.
No one should bear the financial burden of someone else’s mistakes. If you are struggling to keep up with your injury-related expenses in the aftermath of a serious pedestrian accident, call Preszler Injury Lawyers today to see how we may be able to assist you.
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