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Our Calgary NW pedestrian accident lawyers dedicate themselves to helping pedestrians who have suffered personal injury while walking in Calgary due to another’s negligence.

Examples of negligence involving pedestrians include pedestrians getting hit by cars or trucks whose drivers are not paying attention, pedestrians getting hit by a drunk driver, or by a driver who is texting and driving, as well as pedestrians who are hit by drivers who run red lights or perform unsafe turns without looking, or speed down city streets. Hit and run accidents involving pedestrians are unfortunately also common.

Throughout Calgary NW and other southern Alberta cities and towns residents increasingly choose to walk. Be it for exercise, for fun, or else to get to school or to work, statistics show that walking and foot traffic is definitely increasing. As foot traffic increases, unfortunately so do accidents involving pedestrians. In 2016, 1,185 individuals were injured in Alberta while walking. These are serious issues. Indeed, of those injured 50 were in fact killed.

Alberta law lets pedestrians who have been hit by vehicles to take action against the person responsible for causing their injuries so that they can be properly compensated with money for their injuries and losses. An experienced Calgary NW personal injury lawyer can help you to receive the maximum compensation for your pain and suffering, lost income, medical costs, and all other compensable losses to the fullest extent of the law.

Our experienced Calgary NW personal injury lawyers pride themselves on promptly returning all calls, e-mails, and text messages, and providing honest and zealous representation. Our lawyers offer free consultations seven days a week.

 

Know your rights!

Oftentimes victims will be blamed when they are really not at fault. It does not matter what the police report, the driver of the car, or what the insurance company for the responsible driver may be telling you, as in fact almost always pedestrians have the right of way according to Alberta law.

If you or someone close to you has suffered an injury as a pedestrian in Alberta, call our experienced team of injury lawyers for a free consultation. We are here to help. It is important to call as soon as possible and not to delay the task of finding appropriate legal representation that you trust.

One important matter is to preserve evidence including at the scene of the accident which may be lost over time. This is particularly important in pedestrian accidents.

Another reason to speak to a lawyer ASAP is that there are time limits according to law by which notices of claims must be provided to insurers and to the courts.

Failure to act within the time allowed by the province may stop you from getting financial assistance for injury related damages. As someone injured by the negligent actions of another person, you may be able to collect compensation for:

  • Physical pain and suffering
  • Loss of wages or employment income
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of enjoyment and quality of life
  • Disability
  • Hospitalizations
  • Surgery
  • Rehabilitation and other therapies

The doctors you see can also have a major impact on the quality of your care and can help with the legal requirements necessary to achieve for you the maximum compensation you deserve.

Our Calgary NW pedestrian accident injury team have decades of injury law experience in helping victims of pedestrian accidents across Alberta. Our lawyers can help you find the doctors and other medical providers who will best be able to advance your recovery and legal claim for the highest compensation.

 

Should I talk to the insurance company?

Insurance companies who are representing the driver of the motor vehicle that hit you have one task to perform, sadly this is to pay out as little as possible on all claims. In Alberta as elsewhere in Canada, we have an adversarial legal system.

You will do yourself an enormous disservice to attempt to negotiate with the insurance company adjuster without appropriate representation. Our determined Calgary NW pedestrian injury lawyers will carefully advance your legal rights and interests.

Accidents can have far reaching effects on your long terms health and enjoyment of life. Our team of lawyers will ensure a fair settlement is achieved with the maximum compensation we can achieve for you by law.

Although most cases settle, our team also takes cases to trial when necessary. The insurance companies therefore know that if a fair and just settlement cannot be negotiated, we have recourse to the courts and our lawyers will take cases to court. Our reputation as Calgary NW injury lawyers who do take cases to trial serves to achieve greater settlements for all our clients since the insurance companies know us and know we mean business.

You pay nothing unless we succeed. We fight the insurance company for you. Remember the insurance company adjuster is not on your side, they are only on the side of their shareholders and try to settle claims for the least amount they can. It is typical for our experienced lawyers to achieve results 4x and 5x higher than what an insurance company may first offer you. Call us for a second opinion.

 

Getting in Touch

 

Call (403) 237-7777 now to get a detailed and free evaluation of your case and to find out how much compensation you ought to receive according to the laws of Alberta. Phones are answered 24 hours a day. If a lawyer is not available when you call, one will get back to you within one business day. Alternatively we provide the email contact form on this page.

 

Or else you can always instead visit us in person at our Calgary NW location: 1816 Crowchild Trail NW Suite 700 –1x, Calgary, AB. We do recommend however that you ought to kindly call ahead in order to schedule your meeting with a lawyer so that you are not left waiting. We have office locations across Calgary, Airdrie, Red Deer and Edmonton. We also do home and hospital visits as may be required. We can come to you where you are!

Please note: The information provided on this website is Not Legal Advice. The information may or may not be accurate. The information is for discussion purposes only. Reliance upon any information provided would not be grounds to advance a claim against Merchant Law for providing any advice. In order to get a formal legal opinion upon which you may rely about any specific fact scenario, you would have to first retain the services of a lawyer and request a formal legal opinion.