First and foremost, the Richmond Hill personal injury lawyers and staff at Iacobelli Law Firm sincerely hope that the female pedestrian makes a complete and speedy recovery from her injuries. Police and ambulance attended at the scene, and the woman was reportedly conscious and breathing. She was taken to hospital for a suspected broken leg, among other injuries.
Under Ontario law, when a pedestrian is struck by a motor vehicle the injured pedestrian and, sometimes their family, may be entitled to make a claim for their losses. These claims can provide compensation for pain and suffering, loss of income, care costs and out of pocket expenses. Most pedestrians that are injured from being struck by a motor vehicle will be able to advance two claims; namely an accident benefits claim and a tort claim. While related, these claims are very different in terms of how they are made and the compensation available.
If you or someone you care about was seriously hurt in an accident, we may be able to help. You do not have to face the consequences of serious injury alone. An experienced Richmond Hill personal injury lawyer can explain your rights so that you make informed decisions for your future. To learn more or to request a Free no obligation consultation call us anytime 24/7 at 1-866-234-6093 or complete our online contact form here.