The wrongful actions of negligent drivers can end the lives of innocent, unsuspecting Shelburne residents. When pedestrian accidents occur, negligent drivers could steal family members away from their loved ones in violent, senseless, preventable tragedies.
Those fortunate enough to survive traumatic pedestrian accidents often sustain serious, even catastrophic injuries. Depending on the severity of their injuries, the effects of a pedestrian accident can impact all areas of a victim’s life, including their physical ability, psychological health, and financial security. Recovering from severe injuries or adjusting to life after acquiring a disabling medical condition can be as emotionally overwhelming as it can be expensive. In fact, injured pedestrian accident survivors often incur substantial financial losses. In many cases, these losses are related to:
- Medical treatment
- Lost wages
- Reduced future earning capacity
- Rehabilitative therapies
- Medical equipment
- Mobility aids
- In-home attendant care
- Physical therapy
- Strength-training classes
- Psychological counselling
- Psychiatric treatment
- Accessibility adjustments to their homes
- Mileage expenses to and from medical appointments
- And more
If you were struck by a negligent driver and sustained compensable injuries as a result, you might be entitled to financial compensation. In fact, in this province, since the overwhelming majority of pedestrian accident cases were caused by a driver’ negligence, in pedestrian accident claims, it is automatically presumed that the negligence of the driver involved in the collision was responsible for causing it in the first place. Common examples of driver negligence that could potentially injure unsuspecting pedestrians include:
- Texting while driving
- Driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs
- Distracted driving
- Ignoring traffic signs/signals
- And more
Unlike most other motor vehicle accident claims, in pedestrian accident claims, the onus of proof is on the driver involved. That means, the negligent driver who was automatically presumed to be responsible for causing the accident may attempt proving that they were not solely culpable for the collision. Instead, they may try presenting evidence proving that the pedestrian’s own wrongful behaviours contributed to the conditions that caused the accident. If they are successful in substantiating their claim, the amount of damages they might be required to pay the injured accident victim could be substantially lowered.
Our pedestrian accident lawyers serving Shelburne believe that no one should suffer financially because of a negligent driver’s wrongful conduct behind the wheel. Our Shelburne pedestrian lawyers fight on behalf of the clients we represent, standing up to false accusations of contributory negligence, and helping the injured community members we represent receive the compensation they are fairly owed.
If you are eligible, our pedestrian accident lawyers serving Shelburne may be able to help you recover the maximum amount of damages to which you are rightfully entitled. To review the details of your accident and learn about options for financial compensation they may be available to you, call our Shelburne pedestrian accident lawyers today and receive your free initial consultation with Preszler Injury Lawyers.
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Pedestrian accidents mostly occur at crosswalks and intersections, but the truth is, they can happen in parking lots, on rural roads, on residential streets, on sidewalks, and anywhere motor vehicle drive in close proximity to unprotected community members. If you were injured in a pedestrian accident, contact Preszler Injury Lawyers to receive personalized legal advice on your case during a free initial consultation with our pedestrian accident lawyers serving Shelburne.