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Truro Pedestrian Accident Lawyer

In this province, if the driver of a motor vehicle strikes and injures a pedestrian, there is a reverse onus of proof on the driver. Unlike other motor vehicle accident claims, wherein injured parties are required to provide evidence proving that their injuries were the result of another driver’s negligence, in pedestrian accident claims, the driver involved is automatically presumed to be at-fault for the collision. As such, the negligent driver whose wrongful conduct resulted in a collision with another person may be liable for damages incurred by the pedestrian they injured.

However, negligent drivers often try to assert that the injured pedestrian they struck with their vehicle was, in some way, responsible for the collision themselves, or that their wrongful behaviour contributed to the circumstances that caused their accident. Often, drivers try proving that the pedestrian ignored traffic signals or jay-walked and thus were contributorily negligent.

Negligent drivers who have injured pedestrians often try blaming the victims of their own wrongful conduct in a vain attempt to reduce the amount of damages they will be required to pay them. Injured pedestrian accident victims can incur substantial financial losses as a result of being struck by a negligent driver. These financial losses are often related to:

  • Medical treatment
  • Lost wages
  • Reduced future earning capacity
  • Rehabilitative therapies
  • Medical equipment
  • Mobility aids
  • Prescriptions
  • 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

At Preszler Injury Lawyers, we believe that pedestrians who were injured by negligent drivers should not be required to pay the exorbitant out-of-pocket costs arising from someone else’s unlawful conduct. In addition to the physical pain, emotional trauma, and psychological distress that injured accident victims often develop, they should not be forced to put up with the indignities of incurring financial losses, or being blamed for another person’s negligence.

Negligence occurs when motor vehicle operators fail to uphold their legally mandated duty of care to other road-users by engaging in unlawful behaviour behind the wheel. Common violations of local traffic laws that often cause injurious or fatal pedestrian accidents in Truro include:

  • Texting while driving
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs
  • Excessive speeding
  • Distracted driving
  • Reckless driving
  • Ignoring traffic signs or signals
  • And more

If you were struck by a driver, consider booking a free initial consultation with our pedestrian accident lawyers serving Truro. Our Truro pedestrian accident lawyers have a history of standing up to false allegations of contributory negligence, and helping the clients we represent recover the compensation they are rightfully owed.

To speak with our pedestrian accident lawyers serving Truro and discuss the circumstances of your case, book a free initial consultation with Preszler Injury Lawyers today.

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

In the aftermath of a serious, injury-causing pedestrian accident, it can be difficult to know which actions should be taken next, how much financial compensation may be available to you, and how to defend yourself against false claims of contributory negligence.

To discuss your situation with our Truro pedestrian accident lawyers and receive the benefit of our legal advice, call Preszler Injury Lawyers today and receive your free initial consultation.

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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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