When pedestrians are the victims in a collision with a car, the results can be devestating. Cars hitting pedestrians can cause serious injuries and even fatalities. Many catastrophic injuries are the result of a car or truck striking a pedestrian. Every year, far too many pedestrians are involved in accidents on the roads and sidewalks of the province, and many are left with lifelong physical, emotional, and financial losses. Understanding the causes of pedestrian accidents and knowing your rights as a pedestrian can help you stay safe and protect yourself in the event of an accident.
Common causes of pedestrian accidents in Ontario include:
As a pedestrian in Ontario, you have the right to use the roads and sidewalks safely. If you are hit by a vehicle, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and other losses, such as lost income and medical expenses.
To protect yourself as a pedestrian, it is important to take precautions such as:
If you are involved in a pedestrian accident in Ontario, it is important to seek the guidance of an experienced personal injury lawyer. A lawyer can help you understand your rights and assist you in pursuing a claim for compensation. Our injury lawyers have recovered millions of dollars on behalf of victims of pedestrian accidents throughout the province of Ontario. We understand that after a serious injury, you will need maximum compensation to secure your future.
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Andrew Iacobelli is an experienced personal injury lawyer who established Iacobelli Law Firm with offices located in Ontario, Canada and Florida, U.S.A. Andrew restricts his practice to the representation of personal injury victims in claims involving serious injuries, Catastrophic Injuries, and wrongful death in Canada and the United States. Andrew is a lifetime member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, and the author of "Are You a Canadian Injured in the United States? Claim the Damages and Insurance Coverage the Right Way".
Pedestrian accidents in Toronto account for many tragic deaths every year. Recently, on October 30, 2021, a 65 year old man was killed while crossing Kennedy Road near Lawrence Avenue East in Toronto. According to reports, the pedestrian was struck by a blue Dodge Caravan, operated by a 35 year old man. The Dodge van was travelling northbound at the time of the collision.
First and foremost, the wrongful death lawyers and team at Iacobelli Law Firm offer our sincere condolences to the family and friends of the man who was tragically killed in this Toronto pedestrian accident.
The investigation is on-going by members of Traffic Services with the Toronto Police. Members of the public with information are asked to call Toronto police and provide information. In our experience, when a pedestrian is struck by a motor vehicle, there is usually fault on the part of the driver of the vehicle. Ontario also recognizes a rebuttable presumption of liability on the part of the driver in the context of a civil suit.
In wrongful death cases involving pedestrians struck by vehicles, the Estate of the deceased along with immediate family members will have the right to advance civil claims for their losses. These claims do not assign any criminal responsibility on the at-fault driver. Instead, in a civil claim the family members can only seek money for their loss. These claims are almost always handled and paid by the insurance policy on the vehicle involved in the crash.
If you have lost a loved one due to a fatal pedestrian accident, you may be wondering about your rights. Call us anytime or request a Free Consultation online and we can answer your questions and explain your rights and options. There is no charge for the consultation, and there is absolutely no obligation. All consultations are also confidential and private.
Andrew Iacobelli is an experienced personal injury lawyer who established Iacobelli Law Firm with offices located in Ontario, Canada and Florida, U.S.A. Andrew restricts his practice to the representation of personal injury victims in claims involving serious injuries and wrongful death in Canada and the United States. Andrew is the author of "Are You a Canadian Injured in the United States? Claim the Damages and Insurance Coverage the Right Way".
There are reports of a fatal accident involving a pedestrian that occurred on October 13, 2021 at The Donway and Don Mills Road in Toronto.
According to early reports, a 61 year old female pedestrian was struck by an Acura heading westbound on The Donway. Sadly, the female pedestrian was killed as a result of this Toronto pedestrian accident.
Iacobelli Law Firm offers sincere condolences to the family and loved ones of the pedestrian that was tragically killed in this Toronto accident.
The investigation is ongoing by members of Toronto Police, Traffic Services. Police are asking local residents, businesses and drivers, who may have security or dash camera footage of the area or incident, to contact investigators. Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-1900, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, online on our Facebook Leave a Tip page, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes or Google Play.
Rights Following a Fatal Pedestrian Accident
When a loved one is killed due to the negligence of another driver, the estate and closely related family members may be entitled to make a claim for losses. Obviously, no amount of compensation is adequate in a wrongful death claim. For family members, however, it is important to obtain information about their rights to recover for the financial and other losses experienced when a loved one is suddenly taken. In these types of claims, we are especially sensitive to our clients' needs and we put forward every effort to resolve these claims for maximum compensation without protracted litigation.
If you have lost a loved one as a result of a fatal accident, learn about your rights to make an informed decision for your future. Our consultations are always Free, and confidential. To learn more call us 24/7 at 1-866-234-6093 or complete our online contact form here.
A female pedestrian, age 67, was killed on Thursday October 8, 2020 in Newmarket, Ontario. This fatal pedestrian accident occurred in the area of Stonehaven Avenue and Best Circle at around 7:40 pm.
First and foremost, the team at Iacobelli Law offer sincere condolences to the family and friends of the victim of this fatal pedestrian accident.
We have learned that the accident is under investigation by the York Regional Police Major Collision Investigation Unit. The driver of the vehicle that struck the pedestrian is a 50 year old woman, also from the Town of Newmarket. Police are appealing to witnesses or anyone with information to come forward by calling 1-866-876-5423, ext. 7704, or to call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS, or leave an anonymous tip online at www.1800222tips.com.
In addition to any changes or prosecution that may result from a fatal car accident, the family and the estate of the victim are also entitled to bring a civil claim for wrongful death. A civil claim can only provide the family with money damages for the loss of their loved one and cannot result in any criminal penalty. Civil wrongful death claims are almost always paid the at-fault party's auto insurance policy. A civil claim is not compensation for the loss, but can assist a grieving family with feeling that their has been some civil remedy, and providing some financial assistance in the aftermath of a sudden loss.
We are a dedicated Ontario Personal Injury Law Firm that provides compassionate legal counsel for families that have lost a loved one due to another person's fault. We offer a FREE Consultation so please feel free to call us at 1-866-234-6093. We are honored to serve our clients and our community.
Andrew Iacobelli is an experienced personal injury lawyer who established Iacobelli Law Firm with offices located in Ontario, Canada as well as offices in Florida, U.S.A. Andrew restricts his practice to the representation of personal injury victims in claims involving serious injuries and wrongful death.
Andrew Iacobelli is an Ontario lawyer that restricts his practice to representing personal injury victims and their families. Andrew is the founder of Iacobelli Law Firm.