Compassionate Calgary Lawyers Assisting Pedestrians Injured in Hit and Run Accidents and Other Motor Vehicle Accidents
Accidents involving pedestrians are generally quite significant or catastrophic, often resulting in serious personal injury, paraplegia or quadriplegia, traumatic brain injury, orthopaedic injury, or even death. In an instant, someone’s life can be changed forever.
At Cuming & Gillespie, we have represented hundreds of pedestrians or family members of pedestrians injured or killed by vehicles. We value the responsibility that comes with acting for those who have suffered a serious personal injury, or who have lost a family member. When you hire us, you can rest assured that you are getting the best and most effective representation.
Our lawyers have a proven track record of obtaining significant compensation for each our clients to help them continue with their recovery. Over the past decade, we have been able to recover over $175 million in damages, reflecting our success in representing our injured clients. Such money has helped them to begin to close a painful chapter of their lives, and focus on the future.
Hit and Run Accidents in Alberta
A hit and run happens when a motor vehicle (car, motorcycle, etc.) strikes a person or another vehicle and does not remain at the accident scene.
Fleeing the scene of a motor vehicle accident is a criminal offence under Alberta’s traffic laws as well as the Criminal Code. Drivers and pedestrians involved in an accident are obligated to remain where the accident took place, and there is no excuse for not doing so. Despite this, there are drivers that do not stay, usually for fear of the repercussions. In some cases, a driver may be driving without insurance, or have had their license suspended. In other cases, a driver be under the influence of drugs or alcohol. In yet other cases, a driver may be worried if they see that someone is injured due to the accident.
Being the person abandoned and injured in a hit and run can be a frightening and frustrating experience. One of the biggest concerns is how you can pursue legal action against a driver who you do not know or cannot identify. However, if you have been injured in such an incident, there is legal recourse available to you, and you can still get compensation for your injuries through either your own car insurance or through the Motor Vehicle Accident Claims Fund (MVAC).
If you were a pedestrian injured by a hit and run driver, or are the family member of a pedestrian who was injured or killed by a hit and run driver, you should consult with a knowledgeable personal injury lawyer right away to pursue your rights and ensure that you receive adequate compensation.
At Cuming & Gillespie, we can help you navigate the legal aspects of dealing with recovery following a hit and run. We do not represent defendants or insurance companies. Instead, we only act for people and families who have been injured by others.
Most Common Types of Injuries from Vehicle – Pedestrian Accidents
Common injuries that result from a car hitting a pedestrian include:
- Cuts and bruises;
- Concussions and head injuries;
- Neck injuries;
- Traumatic brain injuries;
- Spinal cord injuries including paraplegia or quadriplegia;
- Orthopaedic injuries;
- Facial injuries;
- Internal injuries;
- Psychological injuries; and/or
- Loss of life.
Regardless of the kind and level of injuries, if you have been in a motor vehicle accident, you should seek medical advice as soon as possible and obtain a report from the treating physician.
At Cuming & Gillespie, our practice is focused on injured parties. If you have been injured in a pedestrian-vehicle accident, including a hit and run accident, we can help. We have the experience and knowledge to help you obtain the highest compensation you need to recover and move on with your life.
Experienced Personal Injury Lawyers Helping Victims of Pedestrian Accidents
If you have been injured by a vehicle as a pedestrian, the lawyers at Cuming & Gillespie can help you hold those who caused your injuries accountable. With over 20 years of experience and hundreds of claims successfully resolved, we can take care of your claim from start to finish. Please call us at 403-571-0555 or contact us online to book an appointment today for a free consultation to see how we can help.