Alberta Pedestrian Accident Lawyers

Our experienced car accident lawyers can handle the entire legal process from start to finish. If you are hurting after a pedestrian accident, let our lawyers focus on your case so you can focus on your recovery.

There’s no fee unless you win.

01 How We Can Help

Our Accident Attorneys fight for your rights after an accident.

Our award winning personal injury lawyers have over 20 years experience and will deal with the insurance company from day one, letting them know that you mean to seek proper compensation for your injuries as well as other compensations you may be entitled to. 

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We Eliminate Risk for Edmonton Pedestrian Accident Victims

When you work with Assiff Law Office lawyers, you can rest assured, there will be no up-front costs for our services.

We operate on a contingency fee basis, which means you won’t have to pay us a cent unless we win.

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02 Building your Case

Edmonton Alberta Pedestrian Accidents & Info

As a pedestrian in Alberta, Canada, you have the right to walk on sidewalks, crosswalks, and other pedestrian areas safely. Unfortunately, pedestrian accidents are a common occurrence in our province, and they can cause serious injury or death.

If you or someone you know has been involved in a pedestrian accident, it can be a traumatic and overwhelming experience. By understanding your rights and the steps you can take after a pedestrian accident, you can take control of the situation and work towards getting the compensation and care you need to recover.


Types of Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrian accidents can take many forms and can happen in a variety of circumstances. Whether walking on a sidewalk, crossing a street, or simply going about your day, you can suddenly find yourself involved in an accident.

We handle a wide range of pedestrian accidents in Alberta

If you or someone you know has been involved in a pedestrian accident, it can be a traumatic and overwhelming experience. Our hearts go out to you, and we want you to know that you are not alone.

This is the most common type of pedestrian accident, where a pedestrian is struck by a car, truck, or other motor vehicle.

Pedestrians can be involved in accidents with bicycles, especially in areas with heavy bicycle traffic or narrow sidewalks.

Pedestrians can be hit by falling debris, such as construction materials, or by objects falling from buildings or vehicles.

Pedestrians can be involved in accidents while crossing the street, especially in areas with poor visibility or high traffic.

Common Alberta Pedestrian Accident Injuries

Unfortunately, bicycle riders are often one of the least protected participants in traffic, and accidents can result in a range of serious and potentially life-threatening injuries.

Compensation for Damages & Losses in Pedestrian Accident Cases

When you have been injured and someone else is at fault, you have the right to pursue compensation. Your final settlement needs to consider all the ways you have been affected by your accident, including both material and non-material damages.

Material Damages

Non-Material Damages

Time Limits, Insurance Company Defenses

Alberta Accident Statute of Limitations

Time is of the essence when you or a loved one were involved in an accident due to someone else’s negligence. In Alberta, you have two years to file for a car accident. 

Although this may seem like a very long time, the more you wait the more evidence will get lost, and it will be more difficult to recollect the particulars of the event. The longer you wait the more difficult it is to obtain the compensation you deserve.

Disputed Liability in an Alberta Bicycle Accident

Apart from using the statute of limitations against you, the other side and their insurance company will want to protect themselves. They do this by denying your claim and using various defenses to reduce or deny your case.

  • The other party may use procedural defences based on an existing law, or claim that you failed to comply with a statutory rule;
  • Factual defenses to car accident liability usually claim that you are partially or wholly to blame for the accident;
  • The defense may also claim that you are over-stating the severity of your injuries or over-stating their impact. 

Alberta Pedestrian Accidents FAQ

If involved in an accident, it’s crucial to help the pedestrian, collect all available information, and involve law enforcement. Ensure to gather evidence, like photographs and witness statements, to support any claims​

Alberta employs a comparative negligence system. If you are found partly at fault, your compensation may be reduced proportionally. For instance, if you’re deemed 30% at fault, you might receive 70% of the claimed compensation​​.

Damages can include medical expenses, lost earnings, travel costs for medical treatment, and care/support costs. Special damages cover expenses or losses caused by the accident, while general damages compensate for pain and suffering​

In Alberta, the Motor Vehicle Accident Claims Program (MVAC) provides compensation to victims of hit and run accidents or accidents involving uninsured drivers​​.

In Alberta, if a motor vehicle hits a pedestrian, the driver is automatically presumed at fault. The onus is on the driver to prove their negligence was not entirely responsible for the accident​

Even if jaywalking, you might still claim damages. However, compensation may be reduced based on your level of fault. For instance, if found 30% at fault, your compensation could be reduced by that percentage

Yes, drivers must stop for pedestrians in crosswalks, especially when the pedestrian is on the same half of the roadway or within one lane of it​

03 Our Process

Personal Injury Process

What Should I expect?

When you call Assiff Law injury lawyers, we immediately work on recovering compensation for your injuries.

Personal Injury Lawyer, Norm Assiff

Consult with an Edmonton Injury Lawyer

The first step is to speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer near you.

Our lawyers will review the details of your situation and your understanding of events — your side of the story — so we can determine whether there is any basis for a lawsuit. Then, once you’re ready to move forward, we’ll help you develop a strategy for pursuing compensation.

If we take your case, the process may look something like this:


Gather Evidence

A thorough investigation is the foundation of every case we take on. We use police reports, medical reports, and eyewitnesses’ statements to get to the bottom of things.


Send a Demand Letter

We’ll write a demand letter to the individual responsible for the accident, and their insurance company. We consider the entire financial impact of the situation, including provisions for future medical bills, lost wages, and other related costs.


File a personal injury lawsuit

When an insurance company refuses to offer an acceptable settlement, we gain leverage by filing a lawsuit on your behalf. In addition, filing a lawsuit will provide us access to additional information from the defendants that we otherwise wouldn’t have access to.



After filing the suit, we can ask defendants for information that they might have been hesitant to provide. We can use these requests for admissions, interrogatories, and requests for production of documents to learn what evidence they have to support their claims.



Once both parties have looked at the facts of the situation, we can schedule a mediation to help resolve the dispute. This gives us the chance to present our side of the story to the defendant’s attorney, and negotiate a fair resolution.



If we’re able to reach an agreement prior to the start of the lawsuit, then we’ve reached a settlement. A settlement should take into account all past and future medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, etc., and will be paid out in one lump sum in return for you dropping the case.


Personal Injury Trial

If we are unable to settle for a fair amount, we go to trial. During the trial we present your case, employing the evidence we uncovered during discovery and present any expert testimony. 



What if the jury finds against you? If some sort of legal mistake was made by the defense team or the judge, we might choose to appeal. We would likely have to provide additional evidence and legal arguments in support of our position. If we were successful, the judge could overturn the previous ruling, or require another round of trials.

04 Why Assiff Law

When you're hurting, We care.

We care. We understand, with our years of experience, what victims of accidents go through—from the obvious physical injuries to the impact they have on your day-to-day life, your job, your family and your overall well-being.


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Awards & accolades.

The acknowledgement of our Edmonton personal injury lawyers have earned us multiple awards for the work we’ve done for thousands of clients. Best Lawyers, Canadian Lawyer Magazine and Consumers Choice have all awarded us for excellence in the field of personal injury law. 

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