Toronto Pedestrian Accident Lawyer Disccuses How Turning Back the Clocks One Hour Increases Risks for Pedestrians During Evening Rush Hour
With daylight savings time and the clocks turning back one hour recently in Ontario, there is an increased risk to pedestrians during the evening rush hour. With the reduced daylight during the evening commute, pedestrians are at a much higher risk of being struck by vehicles. During low light and evening conditions, pedestrians and drivers need to exercise more caution. Despite the warnings to drivers and pedestrians, we tend to see a spike in the number of pedestrians hit by cars while crossing the street after the clocks are turned back one hour in the fall. Pedestrians should be aware of this increased risk, and take special precautions for their safety. One way of reducing the risk is by wearing bright and reflective clothing if you are walking during low light or evening.
If you or a loved one is injured as a pedestrian, there are rights and remedies available. When a pedestrian is struck by a car, the driver of the vehicle is presumed to be negligent. Nonetheless, the insurance company will still seek to minimize or defeat pedestrian injury claims. There are steps that should be taken to preserve your rights if you are a pedestrian injured by a vehicle. To learn more, call us for a free consultation with a Toronto pedestrian injury lawyer. We offer prospective clients a free, no obligation, consultation. Call us at 416-900-1070 or complete our online contact form here.
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