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Halifax Pedestrian Accident Lawyer


Pedestrian accidents in Halifax are on the rise. These potentially fatal collisions between motor vehicles and unprotected people commonly occur at intersections and crosswalks. Serious pedestrian accidents can occur when negligent drivers ignore traffic signals and strike people who are lawfully crossing the street. They can also take place in parking lots, on sidewalks, and on residential sideroads. Most pedestrian accidents occur in the evenings, and in winter months when visibility is relatively low.

When high-speed vehicles disregard traffic signals, drive above the speed limit, operate their vehicles distractedly, drive under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, or violate other traffic laws, they can carelessly coast through intersections and collide with unsuspecting pedestrians.

Unlike motorists behind the wheel of a car, pedestrians do not have the protection of steel frames, airbags, seatbelts, and other safety features. Pedestrians are extremely vulnerable. If they are struck by motor vehicles, the consequences can be fatal. Halifax residents involved in pedestrian accidents can also sustain serious injuries, including:

  • Broken or fractured bones
  • Lacerations and abrasions
  • Internal organ damage
  • Concussions
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Paralysis
  • Psychological injuries
  • And possibly more

If a driver’s negligence caused you to sustain serious injuries while you were walking outdoors, our Halifax pedestrian accident lawyers may be able to help you navigate the legal process, and assist in your pursuit of financial compensation.

According to the province’s Motor Vehicle Act, when a pedestrian is struck by a motor vehicle, there is a reverse onus of proof on the driver involved in the accident. This means that, in a pedestrian injury claim, the driver involved in the collision is automatically presumed to be at fault for the accident. As such, if you are eligible to file a lawsuit to recover damages from the at-fault driver, our pedestrian accident lawyers serving Halifax may not need to provide evidence proving that their negligence caused you to sustain injuries.

However, in civil litigation, the at-fault driver can try proving that the injured pedestrian was partially responsible for causing their accident. Often, they suggest that pedestrians ignored traffic signals or jay-walked, and that their own behaviour was partially to blame for the collision.

Drivers often put forth claims of contributory negligence to try reducing their degree of liability for the collision, and as a result, reducing the cost of damages they will be required to pay to the injured accident victim.

Our pedestrian accident lawyers with experience in Halifax have a history of fighting on behalf of injured accident victims. We endeavour to recover the maximum amount of damages available to local pedestrians injured by negligent drivers by representing their interests in civil litigation and refuting false claims of contributory negligence.

At Preszler Injury Lawyers, the initial consultation with our Halifax pedestrian accident lawyers is always free. To learn if you are eligible to pursue a civil claim against the motorist who caused your accident, consider booking a free, no-obligation meeting with our pedestrian accident lawyers serving Halifax.

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Free Consultation for Halifax Residents – We Don’t Get Paid Unless We Win

During a free initial consultation, injured accident survivors will have the opportunity to seek important legal advice from our pedestrian accident lawyers with experience in Halifax and learn about any options for recovering financial compensation that may be available to them, all at no charge.

To book your free, initial consultation with our Halifax pedestrian accident lawyers, call Preszler Injury Lawyers today.

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Schedule a call with our personal injury legal intake team. Our team is available 24/7 so call us now to book your call. Our scheduled intake allows you to tell us details about your accident and gives our legal team an opportunity to review your case and advise you on possible solutions and outcomes. The best part is, if you decide to hire us after this call - you don't pay anything unless we win. We can help clients regardless of where they reside in Nova Scotia & New Brunswick so let us help you get started on your road to recovery.

 

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