Pedestrian Accidents & Injuries
Drivers Often Break The Law
In many pedestrian accidents, drivers have slipped up and made some form of mistake in their judgment. Pedestrian accidents can often be prevented by due care from drivers of motor vehicles. In many accidents, the driver actually committed a traffic violation just prior or during the collision with the pedestrian. Our lawyers will investigate the circumstances of the collision and put the fault on the driver where it is due.
Drivers often fail to yield in such instances as turning left or right or not paying attention to an upcoming crosswalk. They sometimes speed which not only enhances the likelihood of an accident but also the severity of the collision. With the rampant use of cellphones, drivers are often distracted by texting or phone calls.
Additionally, and sadly, some drivers continue to use drug or alcohol and drive while impaired which increases the likelihood of crashing into another motor vehicle or a pedestrian.
I Have Been Hit By A Car—now What?
Pedestrian accidents occur often in Ontario for a myriad of reasons, and often when they do, the pedestrian suffers severe or fatal injuries. Drivers have the responsibility to take care with regards to pedestrians because they are far more vulnerable to injury than a driver of a motor vehicle. Pedestrians who have been injured by a car or truck can receive both no-fault accident benefits and begin a lawsuit against the at-fault driver.
If you have been injured as a pedestrian by a motor vehicle, contact one of our lawyers to get information on how you can get compensation and we will get you the results you deserve.
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