Pedestrian Accidents

Written by Joseph A. Nagy, Edmonton Injury Lawyer

Edmonton Pedestrian Accident Lawyer

I am Joseph A. Nagy, and I am an experienced Edmonton injury lawyer serving central and northern Alberta. I specialize in all types of injuries resulting from motor vehicle accidents, including pedestrian accidents. Did you know that a crosswalk does not have to be “marked” to be a crosswalk?

If you were a pedestrian injured by a motor vehicle in a marked or unmarked crosswalk, call (780) 760-4878 (HURT) or contact me, Joseph A. Nagy, to discuss the steps I can recommend to ensure the insurance company treats you fairly.

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Edmonton Injury Lawyer Joseph A. Nagy represents injury victims in pedestrian accidents in central and northern Alberta
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Why Call a Pedestrian Accident Injury Lawyer?

Injury lawyers 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.
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Shoe in crosswalk from vehicle vs pedestrian accident

What Are Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents?

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, and vehicle collisions that result in a vehicle hitting a pedestrian.

Can a Pedestrian Be at Fault for a Pedestrian Accident?

Alberta’s Contributory Negligence Act states that liability to make good 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.
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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

Edmonton Vehicle vs. Pedestrian Collision Injuries

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.

Chart, Edmonton Pedestrian Fatal and Injury Collisions 2018

Edmonton Pedestrian Collisions, Injuries, and Fatalities, 2018

What if the Pedestrian Was Not at a Marked Crosswalk?

Male pedestrian crosses at crosswalk as vehicle fails to yield and make right hand turn into the path of the pedestrian

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

  1. 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
  2. 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;
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Top 5 Reasons to Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer

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A qualified injury lawyer will know

  1. how you feel
  2. what you need now and in the future
  3. the case law for your accident and injury type
  4. what fair compensation means in dollar
  5. show to build and injury case to obtain the maximum possible fair compensation from the insurance company.
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