Pedestrian Accident Lawyers Whitby Oshawa Ajax Pickering
Pedestrian accidents can result in some of the most serious injuries. If you are hit while walking, you don’t have the protective steel shield of a vehicle and the impact if directly on your body. Pedestrians are not necessarily prohibit from being on the roadway and the question of who is at fault in a civil lawsuit claim is complex and best discussed in relation to your specific details and case.
It is difficult to understand why so many car versus pedestrian accidents happen each year in Ontario, Canada. Pedestrians move so much slower than cars do and are often there to be seen by motorists who are prudently watching the road in front of them. Unfortunately, people driving cars often have too many distractions (ie: cell phones, texting, eating, drinking, adjusting things, radio) and fail to pay proper attention to the road-way. Even though the driver of the car didn’t do anything on purpose, their failure to exercise reasonable care can have serious consequences. When a driver makes the choice not to exercise reasonable care, the effect can be that the pedestrian’s life is completely changed forever.
Nothing that we, as lawyers, can do will ever take away the accident or give you back what you have lost. Our role is to seek out fair compensation for you and ensure that your rights are protected.
Too often, we get calls from pedestrians who are hit, who don’t know that they can access insurance benefits, even if they were a pedestrian at the time of the accident. People with car insurance, don’t know that they do have coverage for their injuries through their insurance company if they were hit by a car. People without car insurance of their own, are still covered for insurance benefits through the car insurance of the vehicle that hit them in almost all cases. On a number of occassions, we have seen pedestrians who have no idea that they can access these benefits because no one ever told them. We can help you and advise you about whether you can get these benefits. Call us for a free consultation.
You may also be able to make a claim for your pain and suffering, injuries and other damages, including your loss of income and medical care and rehabilitation. Please call us for a free consultation.