Who? - Your Pedestrian Injury Claim
Do you have an answer for the WHO?
No, this isn't an English lesson.
It's a big question if you've been hit by a car and hurt.
Here's the thing.
In British Columbia, if you've been injured in a pedestrian accident, you need to prove the motorist was responsible in order to get compensated for you injuries, wageloss, medical expenses etc.
So, WHO's responsible for your pedestrian accident?
" It was the driver who hit me. Clearly! No doubt about it!"
I knew you were going to say that.
And you may very well be right.
BUT, that's just your opinion.
The bottom line is that in order to get compensated you need to be able to PROVE the driver of the car that hit you is responsible.
" Isn't it obvious?"
Maybe in your mind.
But you'd be taking a real risk if you stopped there.
Alright, so when it comes to PROVING responsibilty for a pedestrian accident what's involved?
I could a write a book on the subject. But here's a few of the key things to do ASAP:
1. Get all known witnesses to your accident professionally interviewed ( witnesses can make or break you case);
2. Have the accident scene professionally diagramed and photographed ( streets/intersections can get reconfigured);
3. Get the car that hit you inspected and photographed ( the damage to the car tells a tale)
4. Write down the details of how the accident happened as soon as possible ( memories fade quickly)
PROVING responsibility for your pedestrian accident may hinge on details.
And if you don't move quickly the evidence ( what lawyers work with) can sometimes disappear.
Questions about how pedestrian accidents work?
Want to talk about the details of your accident?
Call me at 604-255-9018 or e-mail me at [email protected]
McComb Witten Persona Injury Lawyers
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