If you were struck by a motor vehicle while crossing a street, walking down a rural road, or traveling by foot in close proximity to automobiles and sustained injuries as a result, you may be entitled to compensation. That is because anyone who has been injured in a motor vehicle accident should be entitled to Section B benefits. This includes pedestrians.
Also referred to as “no-fault accident benefits,” Section B benefits are designed to replace certain financial losses incurred by the people injured in accidents involving motor vehicles, no matter who was at-fault. Pedestrians who are injured by negligent drivers should be able to recover Section B benefits from the at-fault driver’s insurance provider.
However, many drivers who strike pedestrians with their vehicles fail to remain at the accident scene. If you were the victim of a hit-and-run accident or were injured by an uninsured motorist, you may be able to recover compensation through Alberta’s Motor Vehicle Accident Claims Program (MVAC).
While accident benefits can provide some financial relief to injured survivors of pedestrian accidents, the settlement amounts available to them are often nowhere near enough to replace their total injury-related losses. This is particularly true for pedestrian accident survivors who can no longer work because of the injuries they sustained.
Our Wood Buffalo pedestrian accident lawyers believe no one should be forced to pay the price of someone else’s negligence. In accordance with the province’s Traffic Safety Act, anyone who operates a motor vehicle owes a duty of reasonable care to other road-users, including pedestrians. Failing to uphold this duty puts lives in jeopardy. Therefore, engaging in any kind of wrongful action on the road – such as driving distractedly, recklessness, or while intoxicated – is considered negligence.
If you were injured as a result of a driver’s negligence, our pedestrian accident lawyers serving Wood Buffalo may be able to help you secure fair compensation by pursuing the maximum amount of damages available to you. By working with our Wood Buffalo pedestrian accident lawyers, you could hold the negligent driver responsible for your collision accountable for their actions, and get the compensation you rightfully deserve.
To learn more about working with our pedestrian accident lawyers serving Wood Buffalo, contact us today and receive a free initial consultation on your case. We are standing by to take your call.
Our Wood Buffalo pedestrian accident lawyers appreciate the financial strains and stresses that come with sustaining severe, unexpected injuries. That is why we do our best to remove financial barriers to accessing our legal services.
All prospective clients who have been injured in a collision are able to receive a free initial consultation from our pedestrian accident lawyers serving Wood Buffalo, during which they will have the opportunity to receive the benefit of personalized legal feedback on their case. Additionally, our Wood Buffalo pedestrian accident lawyers operate on a contingency-fee basis, which means our clients are not required to pay us a cent unless we win.
To receive case-specific legal advice from our pedestrian accident lawyers serving Wood Buffalo, book your free initial consultation today.
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