Common Injuries From a Pedestrian Accident

Pedestrians are vulnerable to severe injuries due to a lack of protection and driver negligence. The impact of a collision with a vehicle can cause broken bones, concussions, back and neck injuries. And, in some cases, permanent disabilities or fatalities. Seeking immediate medical attention is crucial to assess and treat these injuries, and consulting with a personal injury lawyer with experience in pedestrian accidents can help you understand your legal options for pursuing compensation. Common injuries include fractures, head injuries, and traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), along with others such as the following:

What Do I Do If I've Been Hit By a Car?

At Zhivov Law, we prioritize your well-being by providing essential guidance if you’ve been hit by a car as a pedestrian. After being involved in such an accident, it’s crucial to take specific steps to safeguard your interests.

Your safety should be the primary concern, so seek immediate medical attention, regardless of the perceived severity of your injuries. Report the incident to the police and collect vital information from the driver, witnesses, and any available surveillance footage. Building a strong case relies on thorough documentation. 

Lastly, it’s wise to seek the counsel of a personal injury lawyer with experience in pedestrian accidents.

How Do I Know If I Have a Case?

Determining whether you have a case for a pedestrian accident involves careful consideration of several factors. Were you abiding by traffic laws and crossing the road in a lawful manner? If not, you may still be eligible for compensation if the driver was also at fault. In Calgary, the leading causes of pedestrian-car collisions are driver negligence, including distracted driving and drunk driving, or failure to yield.

Another vital consideration is the extent of the injuries you sustained during the accident. Severe injuries that require medical treatment or long-term care may indicate the need for legal action. 

If the accident is also a hit-and-run incident, the details of your case will be evaluated differently, necessitating the expertise of a personal injury lawyer with expertise in pedestrian and hit-and-run accidents. At Zhivov Law, we are here to advocate for your rights, pursue fair compensation for your injuries, and help you confidently navigate the legal process.

What Kind of Compensation Can I Receive?

You may be entitled to various types of compensation following a pedestrian accident, including medical expenses, rehabilitation costs, lost wages, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and property damage. Additionally, if the accident resulted in a long-term or permanent disability, you may be eligible for compensation for disability accommodations, diminished earning capacity, and loss of quality of life.

Consult with a personal injury lawyer to determine the specific types of compensation you may be eligible for based on the circumstances of your case.

When Should I Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer?

Contact a lawyer is as soon as possible. At Zhivov Law, our process begins with a consultation, where your lawyer will assess the details of your case, investigate the accident, and gather evidence. We will determine liability, negotiate with insurance companies, and, if needed, file a lawsuit on your behalf.


We take the time to guide you through the legal process, protect your rights, and seek fair compensation for your injuries, medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages. Time is of the essence, so don’t delay in reaching out for legal assistance!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, if the negligence of another party caused the accident, you may be eligible for compensation. This can include medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages. Consulting with a personal injury lawyer can help you understand your legal rights and options.

In hit-and-run accidents, it is important to contact the police immediately and provide any information you have about the vehicle and driver. If the driver is not found, you may still be eligible for compensation through your own insurance policy’s uninsured motorist coverage. We can help you navigate the legal options in these cases.

Even if you were partially at fault, you may still be eligible for compensation. The legal concept of comparative negligence may apply, where each party’s degree of fault is considered when determining the damages. Consult with one of our lawyers, and we can help assess the situation and determine the potential outcomes.

At Zhivov Law, we work on a contingency fee basis, meaning we only get paid if we successfully recover your compensation. Our fees are typically a percentage of the total settlement. You can discuss fee arrangements and any potential costs during the initial consultation with one of our lawyers.