Pedestrian Accident FAQ

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If a pedestrian was hit while attempting to cross a dangerous road without the help of a crosswalk, can he still bring a claim?
What should an injured pedestrian do if the driver’s ICBC adjuster offers a settlement?
What types of damages is an injured pedestrian entitled to?

If a pedestrian was hit while attempting to cross a dangerous road without the help of a crosswalk, can he still bring a claim?

Yes – even if you were struck while crossing the street without the help of signals, you may still be able to collect insurance compensation. Your Vancouver pedestrian accident lawyer will go over the laws that govern these types of accidents and inform you of your legal rights.

What should an injured pedestrian do if the driver’s ICBC adjuster offers a settlement?

The most important advice we can give you is: Do not consider settling your claim until your injuries have resolved and until you have consulted with a lawyer. Many injured people are unsure what settlement amount should be offered, and are very tempted to take what’s offered, just to get some money right away.

Stephens & Holman strongly urge you to consider whether the amount offered will be enough to pay your family back for everything they’ve gone through. Will it erase the financial burden forced upon your family and take care of present and future treatments and expenses?

Do not accept a settlement if you are unsure exactly what your entitlements might be. Let our B.C. accident lawyers help you maximize your claim. Remember that signing something could mean you’re waiving all rights. 

What damages is an injured pedestrian entitled to?

If you or a loved one was hit by a vehicle while crossing the street, damages you can receive from ICBC and additional insurance providers may include:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost income
  • Loss of future earning potential
  • Loss of benefits
  • Rehabilitation
  • Damages for pain and suffering

The law firm you choose makes a difference. Contact Stephens & Holman BEFORE you discuss your accident with an ICBC adjuster. Call us at 604-730-4120 for a complimentary, no-obligation consultation.