The victim, a 78 year old woman from Stroufville was struck by a White Hyundai Tucson. The female pedestrian was transported to hospital in life-threatening condition.
First and foremost, the injury lawyers at Iacobelli Law Firm sincerely hope that the victim of this pedestrian accident makes a complete and speedy recovery from her injuries.
Ontario Drivers Owe Duty of Care to Pedestrians
When a pedestrian is struck by a car or other motor vehicle in Ontario, there is a presumption of negligence against the driver. This reverse onus for pedestrian accidents is created by the Highway Traffic Act.
In accidents involving serious injuries or death due to pedestrian and motor vehicle collisions, it is extremely important to have the advice and counsel of an Ontario personal injury lawyer. Early preservation of facts and witness accounts is critical to the issue of liability.
Pedestrians injured as a result of a car accident may be entitled to compensation from two sources:
- 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.
To learn more about your rights following a serious accident, contact the experienced personal injury lawyers at Iacobelli Law Firm for a FREE, No Obligation Consultation. We will meet with you and answer your questions. Call us 24/7 at 416-900-1070 or complete our online contact form here to request a call back.