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Pedestrian Accidents Lawyer

Free Consultation: Pedestrian Accidents

I am Joseph A. Nagy, and I am an experienced Edmonton personal injury lawyer and pedestrian accidents lawyer. The experienced lawyers at Joseph A. Nagy Injury Law deal exclusively with injuries resulting from motor vehicle accidents, including pedestrian accidents. We serve clients throughout central and northern Alberta.

Did you know that a crosswalk does not have to be “marked” to be a crosswalk? If you were injured by a motor vehicle in a marked or unmarked crosswalk, call (780) 760-4878 (HURT) or contact me, Joseph A. Nagy. I can recommend the required steps to ensure the insurance company treats you fairly.

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Pedestrian Accident FAQs

Injury lawyers based in Alberta who deal with pedestrian accidents know

  • Alberta laws regarding pedestrians
  • legal precedents
  • whether to involve their team of experts to investigate and assess evidence in police reports, eyewitness accounts, etc.
  • how to prove fault
  • how to deal with insurance companies.

If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident, please call (780) 760-4878 (HURT) or contact me, Joseph A. Nagy to tell me about your accident. We can discuss the steps I recommend to make sure you obtain the compensation you deserve. I offer free consultations, and you are under no obligation to hire me as your pedestrian accident lawyer. Learn more about my team of personal injury experts and how I use personal injury experts to help my clients obtain better compensation from insurance companies. To learn more about how an injury lawyer can help you, read Top 5 Reasons to Hire an Edmonton Injury Lawyer by Joseph A. Nagy. Edmonton injury lawyer Joseph A. Nagy, with drawing on whiteboard of car accident scene to explain grounds for claim to client
Common causes of vehicle-pedestrian accidents include the at-fault driver

  • not yielding to a pedestrian in a marked or unmarked intersection
  • looking in the opposite direction while entering an intersection or leaving a parking lot
  • vehicle collisions that result in a vehicle hitting a pedestrian.

Many pedestrian accidents happen at crosswalks. This photo shows a man crossing at a crosswalk and a vehicle that is about to hit him. The victims of such pedestrian accidents should consult with a qualified pedestrian accidents lawyer to obtain maximum fair compensation from the insurance companies.
Alberta’s Contributory Negligence Act states that liability to make good on damage or loss is proportionate to each person’s degree of fault. The amount of damages or loss, fault, and degrees of fault are questions of fact. Facts like the following may render a pedestrian partly at fault:

  • darting between cars onto a roadway
  • jaywalking
  • ignoring a “Do Not Walk” sign
  • not exercising due care because of inebriation, texting while crossing, etc.

To make sure you are treated fairly by the insurance companies, I urge you to call an injury lawyer experienced in handling pedestrian accident claims. You can call (780) 760-4878 (HURT) or contact me, Joseph A. Nagy, to discuss your case and the steps I can recommend so that you obtain the compensation you deserve. I offer free consultations, and you are under no obligation to hire me as your pedestrian accidents lawyer. Young woman texting while crossing a busy street at a crosswalk with oncoming traffic; risky behaviour, such as pedestrians not exercising due care while crossing roadways, can contribute to accidents and reduce the compensation paid by insurance companies. Consult with an experienced pedestrian accidents lawyer to protect your interests.

In Alberta, a crosswalk does not need to be marked. The Use of Highway and Rules of the Road Regulation defines a crosswalk as follows:

(d) “crosswalk” means

that part of a roadway at an intersection included within the connection of the lateral line of the sidewalks on opposite sides of the highway measured from the curbs or, in the absence of curbs, from the edges of the roadway, or
any part of a roadway at an intersection or elsewhere distinctly indicated for pedestrian crossing by signs or by lines or by other markings on the road surface.

If you were involved in a pedestrian accident and have questions about your case and the applicable Alberta laws, you can call (780) 760-4878 (HURT) or contact me, Joseph A. Nagy, to discuss your accident. I can recommend the steps you should take to obtain fair compensation from the insurance company. You are under no obligation to hire me as your multi-vehicle accident lawyer.

Learn more about my team of personal injury experts and how I use use personal injury experts to help my clients obtain better compensation from insurance companies.

Running show beside a crosswalk left after a vehicle vs pedestrian accident

In 2018, Edmonton had 250 vehicle-pedestrian accidents resulting in 257 pedestrian injuries and fatalities. Vehicles failing to yield to pedestrians who had the right of way made up 163 (63.4%) of these injuries and fatalities. Pedestrians are vulnerable to serious accidents. Both vehicle drivers and pedestrians need to be vigilant.
Edmonton injury lawyer Joseph A. Nagy, with drawing on whiteboard of car accident scene to explain grounds for claim to client

Jason Wheeler
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10 outta 5 stars!!!!!. The scale broke off at 5. Joe and his team provided a great experience from beginning to end. I would only recommend joe, no substitute! I thank them very much for their help
Matt Gee
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Joes a great guy and an amazing lawyer. He helped me through a long difficult case against a huge insurance company after being hit by a vehicle. He made sure everything was fair and taken care of for me. At the end of the case which was a long strenuous process for everyone Joe and his assistant Nicole were able to get what we thought was fair for everything I had been through. I couldn't appreciate all of what Joseph Nagy has done for me more. Thanks again, Joe.
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This man is the man. I was in a crash that should've killed me. Insurance companies spend millions to save from paying out a client trust everything this man tells you. Joe is there to help the little people get what they have payed for. I am proud to call Joe a friend.
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Pledge to Personal Injury Clients

Joseph A. Nagy, Edmonton Injury Lawyer

When we represent you, our job is to be your powerful ally. We will protect you, ease your stress and financial hardship, and obtain the maximum possible compensation from the insurance company.

  1. We will answer your questions and provide the support you need.
  2. We will focus on proving your claim so that you can focus on your own health and recovery.
  3. We will gather, organize, and evaluate all the evidence about your accident and injury.
  4. We will refer you to medical experts as needed to prepare your case for trial or settlement without trial.
  5. We will carry the costs of handling your claim, including the expense of any  personal injury experts required to prove your claim.
  6. We will explain our strategy to prove liability and win your case.
  7. We will determine all the losses you can rightfully claim for your injuries. Your losses may include:
    • General Damages and Special Damages
    • Past and present loss of income, income earning capacity, and housekeeping capacity
    • Future Damages such as the cost of future care.
  1. We will protect your rights, negotiate with the insurance company, and, if necessary, represent you in court.
  2. We will be your strong ally, keep you informed, and never stop fighting for you.
  3. We will prove your damages so that the insurance company pays you the maximum compensation to which you are entitled.

Joseph A. Nagy Injury Law Contingency Fee: More Money in Your Pocket

Like other personal injury law firms, Joseph A. Nagy Injury Law charges a contingency fee for the legal services we provide. That means we are only paid if we successfully resolve your claim. It also means we are very motivated to help you obtain the maximize fair compensation you deserve. Please note:

  • Most injury lawyers charge a graduated contingency fee. We charge a flat contingency fee. 
  • Some injury lawyers charge a retainer fee. We do not.
  • Some injury lawyers charge interest on the disbursements they pay. We do not.

Joseph A. Nagy Injury Law’s contingency fee means more money in your pocket!

I hope you will call (780) 760-4878 (HURT) or contact us if you need help. Ask for a free consultation. We will meet with you personally to learn about your accident and injury. We will explain how we can help you obtain maximum compensation for your personal injury claim.

Learn more about how flat contingency fees mean more money in your pocket. Read my full article:

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