Most pedestrian accidents occur after sunset and during inclement weather events, when visibility is low and roads are slick. Most often, they take place at intersections or crosswalks, when unseen community members crossing the road are accidentally struck by an oncoming vehicle.
However, pedestrian accidents can happen anywhere people travel in close proximity to motor vehicles, at any time of day,during any season of the year. Pedestrians can be struck by a reckless driver who coasts through a stop sign, run down by a distracted motorist while returning to their own vehicle in a parking lot, or seriously injured while simply walking down the sidewalk.
Pedestrians are the most vulnerable of all road-users, and therefore, are the most susceptible to fatal injuries as a consequence of a driver’s negligence. According to the most recent report on Alberta Traffic Collision Statistics, dozens of pedestrians are wrongfully killed in motor vehicle accidents throughout the province each year, and hundreds more are seriously injured as a result.
The injuries sustained in Red Deer pedestrian accidents are often severe and life-altering. Many survivors of pedestrian accidents suffer a reduced overall quality of life because of the pervasive, debilitating symptoms of their injuries. In these circumstances, injured pedestrian accident survivors often incur substantial financial losses related to medical expenses, lost income, lifestyle adjustments. They might also incur significant non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering.
Anyone who has been injured in a motor vehicle accident – including pedestrians – should be entitled to Section B benefits. These no-fault accident benefits are designed to help injured accident survivors pay for the costs of necessary care. This coverage is usually available through the at-fault driver’s insurance policy.
Even pedestrians who were injured by an uninsured driver or were involved in a hit-and-run accident may be eligible to receive coverage to offset their financial losses. This coverage might be available through the province’s Motor Vehicle Accident Claims Program (MVAC).
Unfortunately, due to the severe nature of injuries typically sustained in pedestrian accidents, the insurance coverage available to survivors of these traumatic events may not be sufficient to replace their total damages. That is why, if you were injured by a negligent motorist, it might be beneficial to seek legal advice from our Red Deer pedestrian accident lawyers.
By working with our pedestrian accident lawyers serving Red Deer, you may be able to recover the maximum amount of damages available to you. Our Red Deer pedestrian accident lawyers offer all prospective clients a free initial consultation to review their circumstances and advise on possible courses of action that might be available. To schedule yours, call our pedestrian accident lawyers serving Red Deer today.
If you were injured in a collision caused by a negligent driver, our Red Deer pedestrian accident lawyers may be able to offer you crucial legal support and advice. To learn more about ways in which you could recover compensation for damages you have already incurred and damages you will incur in the future, contact us. Schedule your free initial consultation with our Red Deer pedestrian accident lawyers today.
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