PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENTS

Pedestrian accidents are one of the most common and dangerous types of motor vehicle accidents. If you are a pedestrian who has been hit by a motor vehicle, a motorcycle or a bicycle, very rarely will you not suffer some form of injury and you may not exhibit symptoms until weeks or months after the accident.

Pedestrians are often injured in accidents while obeying the traffic rules, but more often than not, pedestrians are injured in the roadway while disobeying the traffic rules (e.g., J-walking, running across an intersection, or doing something when intoxicated).

Even if you have been injured by a vehicle or bicycle while violating the traffic laws, you are likely still entitled to compensation for the accident. As a pedestrian, you have the upper hand against accidents involving cyclists and drivers.

A trained, experienced and competent personal injury lawyer at Bloom Law will investigate the accident to determine how other parties involved are at fault. The operator of the motor vehicle may have been driving dangerously, negligently, or may have been impaired while driving, the same could be true for a cyclist.

If you are a pedestrian involved in an accident with a motor vehicle or cyclist, obtain as much information as possible about the driver or cyclist, witnesses and the accident scene. Take lots of photographs and make sure you understand the Bloom Law ā€œACCIDENT CHECKLISTā€ to help make sure you know what to do in the event you are involved in an accident, and donā€™t miss or forget a step that could adversely affect your position and personal injury claim.

Once you have left the scene consult a medical professional, and a Bloom Law personal injury lawyer right away. Your doctor will assist with your recovery, and your lawyer will make sure that you are appropriately compensated for the accident.

At Bloom Law, we will ensure that ICBC does not short change your claim and you receive the compensation you are entitled to.

YOUR NEXT STEP

Call us at 604 603 5513 or submit a form here to set up your free claim consultation with a Bloom Law personal injury lawyer. Let us help you settle your claim against ICBC, or take the matter to Court to get you the most amount of money for your accident and injuries.