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Understand the Law on Collisions Between Pedestrians and Cars from an Injury Lawyer in Vancouver

Collisions between pedestrians and cars occur far too often. In many cases there is disagreement between the pedestrian and motorist as to who had the right-of-way. Since pedestrians have a legal onus on themselves to keep a “reasonable lookout” when they cross a street, an insurer for the motorist will almost always argue that a pedestrian is either completely or partially at fault for the accident since this will affect the amount of compensation they will receive, if any at all.

How We Help Pedestrians

If you are a pedestrian who has been struck by a car and you cannot resolve this issue with the motorist’s insurance company, a Court will ultimately decide who is at fault. If you are seeking a personal injury lawyer in Vancouver, the legal team at Paine Edmonds LLP understands the law on collisions between pedestrians and cars and can properly advise you on whether you really are at risk of being found at fault in part or at all. When your injuries have improved or healed, one of our personal injury lawyers will offer you an assessment of the amount of compensation you should be entitled to.

Handling the Insurance Companies

Our personal injury lawyers, case managers, and paralegals guide you through the entire claims process, including starting the claim and completing paperwork to finding a resolution. Allow our team to help you get the results you deserve, so you can get your life back on track. More likely than not, ICBC will be the insurance company you deal with when it comes to paying a pedestrian claim in British Columbia. However, another insurance company will be involved if that motorist at fault is from another province or country.

Vast Experience with Pedestrian Claims

With our vast experience in handling pedestrian accident claims, Paine Edmonds has the personal injury lawyers in Vancouver you can count on. We have helped pedestrians in claims with ICBC, as well as a host of other insurance companies in Canada and the United States. No matter what insurance company is involved, Paine Edmonds can help with your pedestrian injury claim. Our personal injury lawyers will work for your best interests. To schedule a free consultation, call Paine Edmonds today.

Why Hire a Paine Edmonds Personal Injury Lawyer?

Please see the slideshow below to learn more about the advantages of hiring a Paine Edmonds personal injury lawyer.

"On your side, by your side"

We know you have a choice when choosing a lawyer after you have been injured. So why hire Paine Edmonds?

Dealing with a personal injury claim can be a stressful experience without the right lawyer working for you. No matter where you live in BC, our lawyers know how to make the process easier and less stressfulfor you so youcan focus on what matters most: recovering from your injuries and getting your life back on track.

Experience, expertise and skill

Our Personal injury Law Group has been energetically and successfully representing people injured in car accidents for decades. We can recognize that people need to specialized legal help to get the best result from their personal injury claims. Our team of lawyers and paralegals have the experience, the expertise and the specific skills to get the job done. Whether it is through trial, mediation, or informal negociation, our lawyers have successfully handled all types of personal injury claims including severe soft tissue injuries, chronic pain, brain injuries, paraplegia, quadriplegia, and other types of catastrophic injuries.

The team approach

We at Paine Edmonds can offer you something different: a team approach. When you hire one of our Personnal Injury Law Group lawyers, you get the benefit of our whole team. Our team of lawyers meet and consult, with one another on a daily baisis at our Vancouver office. This means that our clients benefit from the collective efforts of a close knit, open-door law firm. Whether you live in Vancouver, or anywhere in British Columbia, we work together for you.


Our team is lead and actively mentored by senior partner Steve H. Heringa, a Vancouver trial lawyer with over 30 years of personal injury claims experience. He has appeared on behalf of his clients at every level of court in British Columbia as well as the Supreme Court of Canada. In the ground-setting decision of HAll v. Hebert, he appeared before the Supreme Court of Canada as lead counsel. This decision changed the law to allow people to purue a claim for injuries in circumstances where they were previosly denied. Under his guidance, our lawyers all strive to be leader in the handling of personnal injury claims in British Columbia.

Quality and value

Our policy is simple and straightforward: you rinitial consultation is free, and you will pay no fees intil we have successfully concluded your claim. We believe that no personal injury claim myst ever be rushed. Thorough investigation, creative analysis, and practical solutions are what every client can expect from our Personal Injury Law Group lawyers. We give our clients the time and energy that their personal injury claims deserve.