Pedestrian Accidents

Waterloo Pedestrian Accident Lawyers

Other than motorcyclists, the most vulnerable group of accident victims are pedestrians.  Consequently, we see a significantly more catastrophic injuries and fatalities among this group.  The latest statistics from 2017 show that there were 27 pedestrian fatalities in Ontario Province while a substantially higher number sustained serious injuries when a pedestrian was struck by a moving vehicle.  Despite the arguments among advocates, city council members, and other professionals, one fact is certain.  The pedestrian is usually the one that is going to suffer the most.

Causes of Pedestrian Accidents

While there are a number of factors that contribute to pedestrian accidents including hit-and-run accidents, many of the injuries that victims suffer are catastrophic (paralysis, spinal cord trauma, traumatic brain injuries, etc.).  At BLW Injury Law Firm, we see many cases involving pedestrian accidents on a regular basis.  Your personal injury lawyer in Waterloo and their team of legal assistants will work diligently on your behalf to determine liability in your case.

We will investigate the circumstances surrounding your accident in order to determine certain factors that prove liability including:

  • Careless or reckless driving
  • Distracted driving (talking on cell phone, texting)
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Not stopping at a crosswalk
  • Not stopping for stop signs or traffic signals
  • Speed

If you’ve sustained serious injuries in a pedestrian accident due to any of the reasons listed above, BLW Injury Law Firm will aggressively litigate your case in order to maximize the compensation you’re entitled to.  This includes compensation for pain and suffering, income replacement benefits, and reimbursement for hospital and medical expenses as well as rehabilitative care.

Common Injuries

We see a broad range of injuries that result in pedestrian accidents, a large percentage of which are catastrophic.  Furthermore, there is an increased potential for fatalities in these types of accidents.  Some of the more common injuries are:

  • Amputations
  • Disfigurement and permanent scarring
  • Head and/or traumatic brain injuries
  • Multiple fractures
  • Paralysis and/or spinal cord trauma
  • Torn ligaments

Needless to say, the cost to treat these injuries could be financially devastating, especially when they require long-term care.  Injury lawyer teams in Waterloo know that you’ve been through a traumatic experience and will help you navigate through the complexities of the legal process. They are compassionate and understand how legal representation can help your claim prospects. That is why we work with a strong network of professionals from medical and financial fields to ensure that we file a comprehensive claim to help you get a fair settlement.

For additional information regarding the areas of personal injury law that we focus in or to schedule a FREE consultation, we encourage you to contact BLW Injury Law Firm today.