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Pedestrian Accident Lawyer

Lawyers for Pedestrian Accidents

Accidents involving pedestrians can result in the pedestrian being hurt and seriously injured.

When pedestrians are hurt in accidents and need a lawyer, Impact Law is there.

Call us now at 905.597.4878 or toll free 1-877-576-5772 to discuss your case with one of our personal injury lawyers at no charge or obiligation.

Pedestrian Accidents and Personal Injuries

Pedestrian accidents are serious events, motorists have a legal responsibility to drive safely and yield to pedestrians, even if the pedestrian is partially at fault.

Many times pedestrian accident occur where the pedestrian is within a crosswalk, sidewalk or other presumably safe area of the roadways.

As motor vehicles are bigger, heavier and more dangerous, the driver of a motor vehicle can seriously injure a pedestrian and the driver of that vehicle has a legal responsibilty to yield to the pedestrian.

Causes of Pedestrian Accidents

The causes of pedestrian accidents can be;

  • Negligent Drivers
  • Intoxicated or drinking drivers
  • Careless Drivers e.g. texting and driving
  • Pedestrian error

Regardless of how or way the accident happened, when a pedestrian is hit on the roadway the results can include devastating injuries, long term disabilities and even death.

In 2013 there were thirty eight pedestrian fatalities from pedestrian accidents in southern Ontario.

Pedestrian Accidents Lawyers

Impact Law are pedestrian accident lawyers who understand that when someone has been hurt in an accident its usually a serious situation.

Not only has the pedestrian suffered injuries that may affect their ability to walk and properly function from day to day, but many injured pedestrians will have concerns about how do the care for themselves and what about their ability to provide an income for themselves and/or their families

Our accident injury lawyers provide you with legal help when you are involved in an accident.

We have years of experience helping pedestrians when they have been involved in an accident, and know how to properly investigate your accident, deal with insurance companies and represent you in court.

We offer a no obligation opportunity to discuss your case with one of our injury lawyers at no cost either over the phone, our office or a convenient place to you.

Call us now at 905.597.4878 or toll free 1-877-576-5772 24 Hours.

Accident Benefits for Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrians involved in accidents have the right to apply for accident benefits to help them get better.

Accident benefits include;

  • Housekeeping Benefits
  • Income Replacement Benefits
  • Medical Rehabilitation Benefits,
  • Care giver Benefits
  • Attendant Care benefits
  • Non-Earner benefits
  • Lost Education expenses
  • Expense reimbursement

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Law Suits for Pedestrian Accidents

The accident benefits are to help the pedestrian get better when they are injured in an accident. If the injuries are serious the pedestrian may consider suing the person(s) responsible by filing a Tort Claim.

In Ontario personal injury law serious injuries are described as;

  • Serious long term injuries
  • Catastrophic injuries
  • Death
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Internal Injuries
  • Multiple fractures
  • Spinal Cord Injuries

Many times in Tort Claims the persons involved are assessed a level or responsiblity in the accident, or a percentage of fault.

For example the pedestrian was standing on a sidewalk and the driver of the car lost control and drove onto the sidewalk stricking a pedestrian. In a case like this the driver of the car would have 100% responsiblity.

Or where the pedestrian walked into a crosswalk without checking traffic, then the pedestrian would have some level in fault in the accident.

Pedestrian Accidents and Insurance

In pedestrian accidents the insurance company may want to contact the pedestrian, take statements, ask them to sign documents and even may offer settlements shortly after the accident.

The pedestrian may still be sitting in a hospital bed when the insurance company contacts them.

Before you settle anything with an insurance company call Impact Law Injury Lawyers to get legal advice from lawyers who specialize in accident injuries and compensation.

Our lawyers understand the law and legal system for you to receive your maximum benefits. We can even come to you to give you legal advice.

We offer a no charge opportunity to discuss your case with one of our injury lawyers at no obligation either in person, our office, a convenient place to you or over the phone.

Call us now at 905.597.4878 or toll free 1-877-576-5772 24 Hours.

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