Pedestrian Accidents Claims
You may have a personal injury claim if you’re struck while walking as a pedestrian. If you’re struck by a motor vehicle, insurance benefits may be available to you. Motor vehicle insurance policies in New Brunswick cover pedestrians when they are struck by a motor vehicle. It is sometimes difficult to understand the benefits or compensation available after a pedestrian accident. Insurance companies will only sometimes provide detailed information on the payment you may be eligible for. Compensation or benefits may cover medical and other expenses, loss of income, general damages for pain and suffering, inability to do housework, and more. Some benefits are available immediately after the accident, and other compensation is available later as a lump sum. Some benefits may be automatically available regardless of who is at fault for the accident. Other compensation may require proof of fault or injury.
Our personal injury law firm has over 35 years of experience, specifically in the area of pedestrian accident claims. Our lawyers exclusively practice personal injury law, and we only ever represent the side of the injured party. We have represented thousands of injured individuals in their personal injury claims in Fredericton and throughout New Brunswick and have helped them recover the compensation they deserve. Our injury lawyers will not only get you an excellent result on your injury claim but they are also trained in trauma-informed practices to help support you as you navigate the legal system.
Understanding Pedestrian Accidents
A pedestrian accident happens when a pedestrian is struck by a vehicle. This could include a car, truck, motorcycle, bicycle, or ATV. These collisions can occur when the pedestrian is in a crosswalk, walking alongside a road, walking in a parking lot, or crossing an area of motor vehicle travel. Unfortunately, we often see cases where pedestrians have the right of way at a crosswalk or intersection but get struck by an inattentive driver.
Pedestrian accidents can be devastating and cause severe injury and loss. The injuries from pedestrian accidents are often painful due to high forces caused by being struck by a vehicle. In some cases, pedestrian accidents can result in death. If you’ve been injured or lost a loved one as a result of a pedestrian accident, it is essential to consult a lawyer as soon as possible to determine your legal rights. There are different types of compensation available to parties injured as a result of pedestrian accidents in New Brunswick. A personal injury lawyer can explain what compensatory payment may apply to you.
There are also often limitation dates for bringing personal injury claims. The rules around these limitation periods are governed by specific New Brunswick statutes and laws. A personal injury lawyer can advise you of any potential limitation dates and ensure you don’t lose your right to bring a claim. The earlier you contact a personal injury lawyer, the better your lawyer can help you avoid missing a limitation date.
Why Hire a Pedestrian Accident Lawyer in New Brunswick
Pedestrian accident claims can last for months or even years—pedestrian accident claims can be a complex area of practice. It’s vital to choose a personal injury lawyer who can support you through the process and get you the compensation you deserve.
It is also essential that the personal injury lawyer you choose has experience in the jurisdiction where the claim will be brought. If you bring a claim in New Brunswick, the lawyer should have experience practicing in New Brunswick, as laws and rules differ between provinces.
You also want a lawyer who has experience representing these types of claims before the Courts in New Brunswick. Experienced litigation lawyers are familiar with the legal rules and can leverage this knowledge strategically during your claim.
At Melanson Law, we have over 35 years of experience bringing pedestrian accident claims in New Brunswick. We practice exclusively personal injury law. We know the insurance companies in New Brunswick well, and they know us. We also intimately understand the legal issues that can arise during a pedestrian accident claim and know how to address these issues. We appear frequently before the Courts in New Brunswick.
Our Pedestrian Accident Legal Services
Melanson Law has extensive experience with pedestrian accident claims and have helped many clients secure compensation for their injuries after pedestrian accidents. We represent clients who have been injured while walking in crosswalks, in parking lots, along the side of the road, across roads and intersections, and more. We represent individuals with many different injuries, including: Broken bones, head injuries/concussions, spinal cord injuries, lacerations, scarring, chronic pain, anxiety and depression, mental health/psychological injuries, soft tissue injuries, nerve damage, amputations, and pelvic injuries. We also represent the families and loved ones of individuals who have been tragically killed in pedestrian accidents.
We help clients determine what types of benefits or compensation may be available. For example, some insurance benefits are no-fault and can be accessed immediately after a pedestrian accident. Other compensation can be secured after the full extent of the injuries and treatment required is known. The personal injury lawyers at Melanson Law can meet with you to determine what types of benefits and compensation may be available and develop a plan for securing that compensation.
Our Experienced Pedestrian Accident Lawyers
Melanson Law is run by the father-daughter team of Brent and Jessica Melanson. Brent has been representing clients for pedestrian accident claims for over 35 years, and Jessica for over 10. Melanson Law’s personal injury lawyers have extensive experience and take a client-centred approach to representing their clients for pedestrian accident claims.
We have considerable experience in pedestrian accident claims. We know the nuances of the legal system and are intimately familiar with the law on pedestrian accident claims. We have resolved many claims and have established relationships and a reputation with insurance adjusters and defence counsel. We ensure your claim is taken seriously by the insurance companies.
A large part of the personal injury lawyer’s role is to guide the client through the legal process for resolving a claim. Melanson Law takes this role seriously. We clearly explain the steps of the process as they happen, and we provide you with the information necessary to make informed decisions by explaining your options and providing our advice. We are in touch regularly to keep clients informed and advise on our strategy for the claim. We not only aim to get the best compensation for our clients, but also to ensure that the client is well-supported throughout the process.
Personal injury law, at its core, is about helping people. Often, insurance companies will not provide the compensation an individual who has been injured in a pedestrian accident is entitled to without a lawyer getting involved to advocate for the claim. At Melanson Law, we care about helping our clients enforce their legal rights. We want to see our clients get the compensation they deserve and will work hard to get an excellent result.
Melanson Law offers free consultations for people who have been injured in a pedestrian accident. At Melanson Law, we have represented many clients involved in pedestrian accidents. We have also represented the family or loved ones of those who have suffered a fatal accident. During the free consultation, we can explain the process for personal injury claims and discuss the types of compensation you may be entitled to.
We offer free consultations over the phone. Alternatively, you can meet with one of our lawyers in person. For those located in Fredericton, a meeting can be scheduled at our Fredericton office. Call our office on our toll-free line anytime, and we can schedule an appointment for your free consultation.