As Edmonton continues to develop, and we make progress in providing improved bicycle and pedestrian walkways, we still face an unreasonably high volume of non-fatal, and sometimes fatal, hit and runs and pedestrian knockdown accidents within our city’s sidewalks, crosswalks, and roadways.
Smith Thompson’s Pedestrian Accident Lawyers in Edmonton collectively bring almost 40 years of experience settling accident claims on behalf of victims who have suffered a serious pedestrian injury, knockdown injury, or a bicycle injury.
Common Causes of Bicycle and Pedestrian Accidents:
- Distracted driving
- Failing to use signals or indicators
- Failing to use headlights
- Blindsided or being blindsided
- Opening car doors
- Reckless driving
- Belligerent motorists
- Failing to stop
- Running a red light or stop sign
- Drinking and driving, DUI, or DWI
- Driving under the influence of drugs or narcotics
The recovery of a personal injury caused from a pedestrian or bicycle accident can involve many long-term discomforts and expenses for the accident victim. Depending on the severity of the injuries, medical costs and loss of income can have an incredible impact on your future, and your loved ones. While a personal insurance policy may cover a portion of these expenses, it is simply not enough when looking at the long term effects of injuries. This is especially true when considering injuries to the head, neck, brain and spinal cord. Other long term pain and disabilities may stem from chronic pain, TMJ symptoms, loss of sight, dizziness, and arthritis.
Smith Thompson’s Hit & Run Accident Lawyers Represent Victims
If you are injured in a hit and run, or pedestrian accident, it makes sense to have a skilled accident lawyer representing your future interests. At our firm, our pedestrian accident lawyers have the resources to properly investigate the scene of an accident in an attempt to determine any driver negligence, inattentive driving behaviour, or drug and alcohol involvement leading up to the accident. This investigative process may involve a recreation of the accident, the assessment of scene evidence such as tire skid marks, interviewing witnesses and if available, the review of traffic camera video footage to determine how the accident happened. Our car accident and injury lawyers in Edmonton bring clients the skill and experience needed so they can be compensated for the loss caused by another person’s negligence.
How Can I Afford A Personal Injury Lawyer?
At Smith Thompson, we understand and sympathize with the pain, suffering, and financial stress a pedestrian or bicycle accident victim faces. Many of our personal injury clients qualify for contingency-based fees. This simply means that you have no upfront legal fees. Your consultations are free and you only pay lawyer fees after we have reached a fair and comprehensive settlement for your claim.
Contact Our Pedestrian Injury Lawyers in Edmonton Today
If you are the victim of a bike accident, or are a pedestrian that has been hit by a car, and require legal guidance or advice, call the Hit & Run Accident Lawyers at Smith Thompson and book a free consultation today.