Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrian Accident Lawyers in Nova Scotia

Whenever pedestrians and motor vehicles cross paths, the pedestrian is the vulnerable party. Today in our hectic society, drivers are often distracted. A collision between an automobile and a pedestrian will almost always result in serious injuries.

Whether a pedestrian is walking, running or even sitting in an area adjacent to traffic, they can be vulnerable to negligent driving. Anytime a pedestrian is navigating an area that is shared with motorists, they become subject to potential scenarios where they can be injured. These can be

  • Crosswalk accidents – even when a pedestrian is legally crossing at a crosswalk, drivers can fail to give them the right-of-way.
  • Parking lot accidents /Backover accidents – when a driver fails to see a pedestrian in a parking lot or when a driver’s view may be blocked, a pedestrian is at risk.
  • Loss of control accidents – when a pedestrian is hit by a driver who has lost control, often getting trapped under the car or crushed by the vehicle, it can result in serious injury and even death.

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Devastating Injuries

When a pedestrian comes into contact with a large, heavy vehicle, injuries can be devastating. These can include

  • Traumatic brain injuries when a violent blow causes the brain to hit the inside of the skull, often resulting in severe consequences
  • Spinal cord injuries from sudden traumatic blows to the spine or fractures to the vertebrae.
  • Orthopaedic injuries and fractures when the force of a blow causes the bone to break or impact the surrounding tissues
  • Soft tissue injuries including bruising, lacerations, dislocations, sprains and tears
  • Paralysis
  • Amputations
  • Emotional trauma
  • Death

These injuries often require extensive medical intervention and rehabilitation. Costs for medical care, recovery and loss of work can quickly overwhelm an injury victim. Even if you are partially at fault, it is possible you are still entitled to compensation.

Insurance is Often Not Enough

Although accident victims are entitled to insurance benefits, regardless of fault, insurance may not be enough. Catastrophic injuries may qualify the victim for additional benefits. But even these may be insufficient. This is the time when the skill of an experienced personal injury lawyer is imperative.

Getting the Legal Assistance You Need After a Pedestrian Accident

If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident, you need the assistance of an experienced personal injury in Nova Scotia to ensure that you get the care you need and the financial compensation you deserve after a devastating injury. At Brill Law, we are dedicated to the rights of victims of pedestrian accidents and their families.

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Over our careers, we have served injury victims in Sydney, New Glasgow, Bedford, Truro, Lower, Dartmouth, Halifax, Chester, Amherst, Bridgewater and surrounding communities in Nova Scotia and have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for them and their families. Because we work on contingency, you pay nothing unless we recover compensation. Call us for a no-cost consultation to understand your legal rights after a pedestrian accident.