You would think that a pedestrian accident case would be open-and-shut. You weren’t driving. Someone who was driving struck you. Shouldn’t their auto insurance policy pay without fighting about it?
While you are eligible to make an injury claim, there’s no guarantee that you’ll win automatically. In fact, auto insurance companies have often been successful at placing the blame on pedestrians. If they can claim you were at-fault, then insurance companies can get away with offering you a much smaller payout…or no money at all.
A tiny settlement won’t be enough to compensate you for the life-altering injuries most pedestrians sustain in these accidents. Many pedestrians require years of follow-up care and lose their ability to earn an income or pursue a career.
Let us ensure you get the money you need to put your life back together. Let us help you win your pedestrian accident case.
Pedestrian Accident Cases Are Complex
The first complication a victim usually faces is that few pedestrians are in any condition to help their own case after an accident.
When two cars get into an accident we advise the drivers to exchange information, to take pictures, and to watch what they say. In a pedestrian case the victim is often unconscious and can do none of these things. Thus, the defence gets a head start on preparing their case and spinning their narrative.
This means you need tough lawyers who will gather evidence that you were following the law at the time of the accident and that the driver was the negligent party. We will dig deep to discover the truth of the accident and work hard to help you present your case in the best possible light.
Wrongful Death in Pedestrian Cases
The Alberta Fatal Accidents Act allows parents, spouses, and children of a killed pedestrian to recover damages against a negligent driver. Yet the amount of compensation may vary wildly depending on the quality of your representation.
Let us fight your case for you! Most families need wrongful death monies to cover funeral expenses, as well as to cover the loss of income and services from the deceased family member. In addition, some pedestrians receive medical care for a few days before ultimately dying in the hospital. You will need compensation to cover those expenses as well.
Don’t let the limitation period run out. Contact us as soon as your loved one dies so that we can help you get the influx of money you will need to adjust to their death.
Why Merchant Law?
We’re known as some of Canada’s toughest litigators. When you work with us, you’re telling insurance companies to take you seriously.
We handle every aspect of your claim, preventing you from making mistakes which could minimize or undermine your recovery efforts. Our team of experts and investigators works hard to present your case in the best possible light.
Calling us is risk-free. We work on contingency, which means you don’t pay us until your money comes in. We typically get much larger sums for our clients than they could get on their own, even after our fees are accounted for. Our long track record of success means you can rest easy knowing you’ll be taken care of.
Get started today by calling (780) 799-7777, or visit our office at 425 Gregoire Drive.