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Am I entitled to compensation if I am a pedestrian or cyclist hit by a car in Ontario, Canada?
Yes you are. Cyclist and pedestrians that are injured as a result of being hit by another vehicle, such as a car or truck in Ontario, may be able to obtain compensation from two sources. The injured pedestrian or cyclist can sue the driver of the car or truck hit them, and can also make a claim for Ontario no-fault benefits.
What benefits can I claim as a pedestrian or cyclist hit by a car?
As a pedestrian or cyclist that is injured as a result of a motor vehicle accident in Ontario, you may be entitled to compensation from two sources. The type of compensation and the amount available will depend upon the facts of the accident and the severity of injuries.
Accident Benefits from your own automobile insurance policy or from the insurance for another vehicle involved in the accident
Tort Claim against the at-fault driver for compensation, including damages that are not available through accident benefits, such as pain and suffering.
What are the rights of family members of a pedestrian or cyclist who is killed as a result of an Ontario car accident?
In Ontario, when a pedestrian or cyclist is killed as a result of a car accident, the surviving family members may have a claim for wrongful death. A wrongful death claim is a civil claim and it does not assign criminal responsibility for the death. Most often the proceeds are available through insurance. Among other damages, the family of a person killed in a pedestrian or bicycle accident may be able to obtain compensation for the loss of guidance, care and companionship of their loved one. There are also no-fault death benefits that may be available.
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