Iacobelli Law Firm offers its sincere condolences to the family and friends of the young woman that was tragically killed in this pedestrian accident. This tragedy reminds us that, although it is sometimes routine to cross the road as a pedestrian, caution and diligence must be exercised at all times. Also, the wrongful death lawyers of Iacobelli Law Firm reminds motorists to exercise caution in residential or urban areas. While pedestrians sometimes cross at controlled crosswalks or intersections, it is common for pedestrians to also cross at other areas in urban settings. Drivers must be cautious as the law in Ontario places a presumption that a driver is negligent whenever a pedestrian or cyclist is struck by a motor vehicle.
With the changing season and the reduction of daylight hours, pedestrian accidents increase significantly every year. Unfortunately, during the morning and evening rush hours, which are the busiest times of the day for pedestrian and vehicle traffic, there is a lack of sunlight in the fall and winter months. The reduction in daylight hours is a significant cause of increased pedestrian accidents during the fall and winter in Ontario. Pedestrians and drivers should remember to use extra caution with the changing daylight hours.
If you or a loved one were seriously injured, or if a loved one was tragically killed in a pedestrian accident you may be entitled to bring a claim for damages. To learn more about your rights following a serious pedestrian accident, speak to one of our dedicated injury lawyers at Iacobelli Law Firm. Consultations for prospective clients are Free and without any obligation. To learn more call us at 416-900-1070 or request a consultation using our online request form here.