Pedestrian Accidents: Debunking Common Myths About Legal Claims

When it comes to pedestrian accident claims, there are a number of misconceptions as this area of law can be rather complex, depending on the nature of the accident and the parties involved. However, when navigating these challenging claims, it’s best to partner with an experienced pedestrian accident lawyer, like those at James H. Brown and Associates.

At James H. Brown and Associates, our team has decades of combined experience working with pedestrian accident victims and their loved ones to attain the compensation they need to recover and move on after their accidents. Below we will address three common myths about pedestrian accident claims. Continue reading to find out more. 

Myth 1: “Pedestrians Are Always at Fault”

There is this common misconception that pedestrians are automatically at fault in motor vehicle accidents. However, the truth is that a number of variables determine liability for a pedestrian accident. Some of these factors may include traffic laws, right of way, and the actions of both the driver and the pedestrian. For instance, a negligent driver who failed to yield, was speeding or was under the influence can be held accountable for their actions that resulted in an accident. Pedestrians have the right to seek compensation for their injuries and losses if they can establish the negligence of the driver. But that’s where James H. Brown and Associates’ pedestrian accident lawyers can help! 

Myth 2: “I Can’t Sue if I Jaywalked”

Another common myth regarding pedestrian accidents is the belief that pedestrians forfeit their right to compensation if they were jaywalking at the time of the accident. While jaywalking is illegal in Alberta, it does not automatically absolve drivers of their duty to exercise caution and avoid collisions. Moreover, with a pedestrian accident lawyer on your side, you can still pursue a pedestrian accident legal claim.


At James H. Brown and Associates, our team is well-versed in the intricacies of personal injury claims, including pedestrian accident claims. While jaywalking may make a slight impact on your claim, our team will still fight for your right to compensation by highlighting the liable party’s degree of negligence and other contributory factors that ultimately resulted in your injuries. James H. Brown and Associates are committed to standing up for the rights of injured Albertans. 

Myth 3: “Insurance Will Cover All My Expenses”

The final misconception we will discuss today is the idea that an insurance company will fully cover all of your expenses that result from your pedestrian accident. Insurance companies, like most other businesses, work to earn a profit. Unfortunately, that means when it comes to your pedestrian accident claim, insurance companies will attempt to avoid or minimize paying out the full compensation you are owed.


Furthermore, insurance policies and coverage limits vary, which can leave accident victims with inadequate compensation for their injuries and damages. So when you or a loved one is injured in a pedestrian accident, get the legal support you need to ensure you receive fair compensation by employing the assistance of James H. Brown and Associates’ award-winning pedestrian accident lawyers!

Move Forward with Confidence with James H. Brown and Associates

Pedestrian accident claims can be complex as many factors may influence the final outcome. However, to enhance your chances of attaining a fair settlement, it’s best to partner with James H. Brown and Associates. Our team is here to guide you through the complexities of the legal process and provide you with sound legal advice.


If you’re ready to begin your journey to recovery, let James H. Brown and Associates help! Contact us to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation with one of our experienced pedestrian accident lawyers today. 

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