Plenty of people choose to navigate the city without a vehicle. Vancouver isn’t any different. Walking allows people to not worry about operating a vehicle or finding a parking spot. It’s also a great form of exercise and may offer you more freedom in getting where you want to go. However, just because you’re not in a car doesn’t mean that you’re automatically safe from traffic accidents. In Vancouver, about 60 percent of serious injuries and fatalities from collisions involve cyclists or pedestrians. Our pedestrian accident lawyers help those who were wrongfully injured by negligent motorists.
Pedestrians have next to no protection in collisions, so their injuries tend to be severe. People can suffer serious head injuries like traumatic brain injuries (TBI) or neck and spinal cord injuries that inhibit their ability to walk. These injuries could potentially have permanent consequences and affect if you can return to work.