The rules of the road are designed to keep cars and pedestrians separate as much as possible. This is because the consequences to a pedestrian if they are hit can be so severe. From scrapes and bruises to broken bones and brain injuries, the injuries suffered by pedestrians who have been hit by cars can have a dramatic effect on their lives. Determining who is at fault for such accidents can also be complicated. These accidents don’t only happen in crosswalks. They can happen on sidewalks, in driveways or parking lots, or when a person is “jaywalking”. In those situations, responsibility for the accident can be hotly contested.
Our team of ICBC injury lawyers have years of experience dealing with pedestrian accidents, and can help facilitate the treatment you need to get better and gather the evidence needed to build you a successful case.
If you are a pedestrian who has been injured in an accident, contact us today for a free consultation – before talking with ICBC!
By Stuart Cappus Most modern vehicles come equipped with Event Data Recorders (EDRs). Their job is to record various pieces of information about a vehicle’s operation in the seconds before, during and after an accident. They are usually triggered by the vehicle’s air bags deploying. Once triggered, they record a number of vehicle parameters including […]
1. Determine if any one is hurt. If you, one of your passengers or someone in another vehicle is or could very well be seriously injured, call 911 immediately. 2. Get to a place of safety. Depending on where the accident happened or where your vehicle ended up, you may be prone to being struck […]
If you are involved in an accident and the at-fault driver or vehicle doesn’t have insurance, you can still claim up to $200,000 in damages from ICBC for your injuries and other losses. In order to qualify, the accident must have happened in BC on a “highway”, which essentially means any public road and includes […]
How long it takes to resolve your ICBC claim depends entirely on how you fare in the aftermath of your accident. If you recover completely, we as your lawyers can settle your claim then and there. However, if your recovery stalls and your injuries plateau, we will want to investigate to be able to say […]
In an attempt to keep car accident victims from hiring lawyers, ICBC adjusters often tell them that a lawyer will take half of their compensation. This is a myth. First, most people who are injured in car accidents and hire a lawyer enter into what is called a “contingent fee agreement”. This means that we […]
By Stuart Cappus ICBC has once again been caught acting improperly in its defence of motor vehicle accident claims. This time a BC Supreme Court judge was forced to declare a mistrial after finding that ICBC committed an abuse of process by taking inconsistent positions in two related lawsuits. In the case at bar, a […]
By Stuart Cappus The BC Supreme Court recently admonished ICBC for failing to disclose video surveillance in direct breach of a Court Order. Following a jury trial, a BC Supreme Court judge ordered ICBC to pay the legal fees of a woman seriously injured in a motor vehicle collision. Months before the trial, the Court […]
When you are involved in a crash, ICBC will assign an adjuster to your file. The adjuster works both for you (for your vehicle damage repairs claim and rehabilitation benefits claim) and against you (for your personal injury claim). That is why most ICBC claims lawyers say that it is very important to consult with […]
If being injured in an accident wasn’t frustrating enough, sometimes the person responsible flees the scene leaving you not only stranded, but unable to identify them. Fortunately, if you’ve been a victim of a hit and run accident, you can still claim compensation for your injuries and other losses if you follow certain requirements. These […]
In this case, Richard Johnston and Trina Brubaker acted for a young man who was injured in two collisions. When he was just 16-years-old, our client was struck by a Dodge Viper as he was walking along the side of a road. The Viper struck our client with such force that it threw him about […]