Pedestrian Accidents Lawyer
Written by Joseph A. Nagy
I am Joseph A. Nagy, and I am an experienced Edmonton personal injury lawyer and pedestrian accidents lawyer. I serve clients in central and northern Alberta. I specialize in all types of injuries resulting from motor vehicle accidents.
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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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.
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.
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.
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
- 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.
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.
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.