Pedestrian accidents resulting in fatalities or severe injuries are on the rise. According to the most recent report on Alberta Traffic Collision Statistics, pedestrians account for 6% of annual traffic fatalities. Dozens of community members lose their lives in senseless pedestrian accidents while strolling down the sidewalk, crossing the street at an intersection, or simply by walking in close proximity to a motor vehicle operated by a negligent driver.
Pedestrian accidents result in hundreds of serious injuries a year. Injury-causing pedestrian accidents can turn a person’s entire life upside down, impacting a victim’s physical, metal, and financial well-being. Oftentimes, injured survivors of pedestrian accidents are required to go to great expense to fully recover from their injuries and readjust to life. Those who are unable to continue working because of the injuries they sustained in a pedestrian accident could incur additional financial losses in the form of lost income and a reduced future earning capacity.
All auto insurance plans in the province must include provisions for Section B benefits. These no-fault accident benefits are intended to help anyone injured in a motor vehicle accident offset the certain costs associated with their injuries. These benefits should be available regardless of who was at-fault for the accident. Pedestrians who have been injured in a collision should be able to collect Section B benefits through the at-fault driver’s insurance plan.
Even those who were injured by an uninsured driver or a driver who failed to remain at the accident scene should be entitled to insurance coverage. Victims of these types of pedestrian accidents should be able to recover support from the province’s Motor Vehicle Accident Claims Program (MVAC).
Sadly, it can be difficult for injured pedestrian accident survivors to get the maximum amount of compensation to which they should be entitled. Pedestrians are the road-users most susceptible to severe, catastrophic injuries as the result of a collision with a motor vehicle. The injuries they sustain often come with exorbitant lifetime costs, including the costs of necessary lifestyle adjustments, home modifications, medical equipment, psychological counseling, and attendant care.
That is why it is important for injured pedestrian accident survivors to seek personalized, case-specific advice as soon as they are able. By working with our Canmore pedestrian accident lawyers, people who have been injured by negligent drivers may be able to recover the compensation they deserve.
To learn more about how our pedestrian accident lawyers serving Canmore may be able to help hold the driver responsible for your collision accountable for their wrongful actions, schedule a free initial consultation with us today.
Our Canmore pedestrian accident lawyers offer all prospective clients a free initial consultation, during which you will have the opportunity to review the circumstances of your case, receive the benefit of personalized legal feedback, and learn about courses of action you may be able to take to recover the compensation you should be owed.
To take advantage of your free initial consultation with our pedestrian accident lawyers serving Canmore, contact us today.
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