If you are a pedestrian or cyclist that is injured as a result of a motor vehicle accident in Ontario, you can claim compensation from your auto accident benefits insurance company. This is referred to as no-fault benefits or accident benefits. If you do not have you are not insured under an auto insurance policy, you can receive accident benefits from the insurance policy of the vehicle that was involved in the accident with you.
In addition to accident benefits, whenever a pedestrian or cyclist is hit by a motor vehicle they may also be entitled to make a claim against the at fault driver. This claim depends upon the ability to prove at least some fault on the part of the other vehicle, and is often referred to as a tort claim.
Learn more about your right to claims for compensation following a pedestrian or bicycle accident in Ontario:
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.
If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of a pedestrian accident in Ontario, contact a personal injury lawyer to learn about your rights. Iacobelli Law Firm is a dedicated Ontario personal injury law firm that represents the victims of pedestrian accidents throughout Ontario. Call us for a free consultation and case review, or complete an online contact form here.