There are reports that the Toronto police have identified the driver of a vehicle involved in a fatal hit-and-run that occurred in Toronto in the early morning of December 31, 2015. Sadly, a 63-year-old man was killed in this Toronto accident, while he was attempting to cross the street at Danforth Avenue and Gillard Avenue. Following the crash, the driver of the involved vehicle failed to remain at the scene.
First and foremost, Iacobelli Law Firm offers its sincere condolences to the family and friends of the pedestrian killed in this Toronto pedestrian accident.
Unfortunately, there are many pedestrian killed every year in Toronto. Despite efforts to increase safety for pedestrians, many motorists continue to drive aggressively in pedestrian areas. In Ontario, drivers owe a duty of care to pedestrians. When a pedestrian is struck by a car, there is a presumption of negligence against the driver of the motor vehicle. Nonetheless, 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.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a pedestrian accident in Ontario, contact Iacobelli Law Firm to speak with an Ontario lawyer. We offer prospective clients a free consultation with a personal injury lawyer. There is no obligation.
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Iacobelli Law Firm P.C. is pleased to announce that Joshua Lindzon will be joining our team in January, 2016. Joshua developed his passion for justice and a desire to help those in need at a young age, after suffering life-threatening injuries in a serious motor vehicle accident. Joshua experienced the challenges faced by victims as they struggle through rehabilitation and recovery, while also trying to navigate Ontario's complex insurance and injury compensation laws. Joshua's experience as a victim guides him in his professional capacity on behalf of injured clients. Joshua is compassionate and he understands the challenges facing his clients, which motivates him to be a zealous advocate.
Joshua obtained his undergraduate degree from York University, and his Juris Doctor degree from Thomas M. Cooley School of Law. Joshua was a recipient of an entrance scholarship to Thomas M. Cooley Law School, and graduated in an accelerated program of study. While attending law school, Joshua also participated in inter-collegiate moot court competitions, which sharpened his advocacy skill-sets.
Joshua's practice with Iacobelli Law Firm will be focused on the representation of personal injury victims in claims involving serious injuries and wrongful death.
Trip and fall accidents can have serious consequences. We often walk past uneven surfaces and trip hazards in parking lots, walkways and shopping malls. Thankfully, most of the time, we see the hazard and avoid it. Other times, we might trip, but manage to stay up or otherwise avoid injury. Unfortunately, sometimes, trip hazards can be concealed or difficult to see, and a fall can be sudden and hard. Serious injuries can result from trip and fall accidents, including broken ankles, hip injuries, and other orthopaedic injuries, as well as herniated discs or other spine injuries.. Sometimes, serious head injuries occur as a result of a slip and fall accident.
If a serious injury occurs, you may be off work, or incur other damages in addition to your pain and suffering. For most victims of trip and fall accidents, there will be insurance in place to protect the property owners, managers, contractors, and occupiers in the event that someone is injured on their premises.
Ontario trip and fall and slip and fall accidents are the most common premises liability claims. Laws dictate that property owners must provide safe, secure, and properly maintained premises.
Common causes of slip and fall injuries in Ontario include:
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