Markham Pedestrian Accident Lawyer Discusses Your Rights If You Are a Pedestrian Hit by a Car in York Region
Pedestrian accidents in Markham, Richmond Hill and York Region are, unfortunately, quite common. Serious pedestrian accidents seem to be more prevalent during the winter months, as visibility is reduced by early sunsets and poor weather. Accidents involving pedestrians and cyclists often result in serious injuries, or even death. Our York Region personal injury law firm represents many pedestrians that have sustained serious injuries. Some of the serious injuries we see in pedestrian accidents are multiple fractures, as well as brain injuries. Without question, some of the most serious injuries that we see involve pedestrians that have been struck by a motor vehicle.
Following a serious pedestrian accident, you may be overwhelmed with obtaining appropriate treatment and rehabilitation to maximize your chance of recovery. In addition to your medical team, however, it is important to have an experienced pedestrian accident lawyer working for you to help preserve your rights for your immediate and longer term future. A serious accident can have major consequences on employment, income earning, and your way of life. The insurance company will want to minimize or eliminate any claim that you may have, and will mobilize quickly and efficiently in an effort to defeat your claim. Following a serious accident, insurance companies will start preparing a defence to your claim even before you make a claim. After all, insurance companies are in the business of risk management.
In accidents involving serious injuries or death due to pedestrian and motor vehicle collisions, it is extremely important to have the advice and counsel of an Ontario personal injury lawyer. If you or a loved one has been involved in a pedestrian accident in Ontario, contact Iacobelli Law Firm to speak with an Ontario lawyer. We offer prospective clients a free consultation with a personal injury lawyer. There is no obligation, and the consultation is completely confidential. Call us toll free at 1-866-234-6093 or complete our online contact form here.
There are reports of a a fatal pedestrian collision in the City of Markham. This pedestrian accident occurred on Tuesday, February 5, at approximately 9 a.m. at the intersection of Carlton Road and Central Park Drive. According to York Regional Police, a black Mitsubishi was travelling southbound on Central Park Drive, and made a left turn onto Carlton Road where it struck a pedestrian in the crosswalk. Sadly, the pedestrian, a female resident of the City of Markham, succumbed to her injuries at the scene.
First and foremost, Iacobelli Law Firm offers its sincere condolences and support to the family and friends of the pedestrian that was tragically killed in this Markham accident.
Unfortunately, motor vehicle accidents involving pedestrians remain quite common in Ontario. Pedestrian accidents occur on roadways, parking lots, and often when pedestrians are on the sidewalk and are hit by vehicles exiting driveways. Of course it is a shock and devestating to the family and friends whenever a pedestrian is injured or killed. This kind of tragedy is entirely unexpected. Drivers need to be more attentive to pedestrians, particularly at intersections and near crosswalks.
In Ontario, when a pedestrian is injured or killed because of motor vehicle, there are civil remedies available. These are claims against the at-fault driver, which are typically covered by automobile insurance policies. Ontario law creates a presumption of negligence whenever a pedestrian or cyclist is hit by a car. That is, the driver of the vehicle is presumed to negligent, and has the burden of proving otherwise. This is an exception to negligence and tort law. Nonetheless, pedestrian claims are often vigorously defended by the insurance company. When a pedestrian is killed, the family members can make claims for their losses, including loss of guidance, care and companionship of their loved one.
If a loved one has been killed in a fatal pedestrian accident in Ontario, it is important to seek the advice of Ontario car accident lawyer. A knowledgeable lawyer will be able to answer your questions and provide guidance about your options. Although it is difficult to consider insurance claims at the time of tragedy, it is important to seek advice early as there are strict time limits for advancing claims. Once the limitation period expires, the claims are forever barred.
Iacobelli Law Firm is an Ontario personal injury and insurance law practice, with offices in Richmond Hill / Markham area and Toronto. We provide a free consultation to familes that have lost a loved one in fatal car accident or fatal pedestrian accident. To request your free consultation with a personal injury lawyer, call us at 416-900-1070 or toll free at 1-866-234-6093 or complete our online contact form here.
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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.
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