A 52-year-old woman sustained serious injuries after she was struck by a snowplow in North York on the morning of January 5, 2016. The female pedestrian was struck at Steeles Avenue East.
First and foremost, we sincerely hope that the woman injured in this pedestrian accident makes a complete and speedy recovery.
Toronto Police are investigating this collision, and anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 416-222-TIPS.
Accidents involving pedestrians in Toronto and elsewhere in Ontario are, unfortunately, quite common. There is typically a spike in the number of pedestrians struck, during the late fall and winter months. This is in part due to the reduced daylight hours, and also because people tend to wear darker colored clothing during the colder months.
Sadly, accidents involving pedestrians and cyclists often result in serious orthopaedic injuries, catastrophic injury or death in the case of a pedestrian fatality accident.
Pedestrians Struck by Vehicles in Toronto Have Rights to Compensation
In Ontario, hen a pedestrian is struck by a car, there is a presumption of negligence against the driver of the motor vehicle. This reverse onus for pedestrian accidents is created by the Highway Traffic Act. The driver of the motor vehicle that hits a pedestrian in Toronto will have the burden of proving that they were not negligent. As such, we are usually able to obtain fair compensation for pedestrians that are seriously injured by a motor vehicle. These claims are typically paid by the insurance on the vehicle that struck the pedestrian.
Consultation With an Ontario Pedestrian Accident 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.
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I was a pedestrian hit by a car in Ontario, do I claim against my own insurance or the driver's insurance? Toronto Pedestrian Accident Lawyer Answers Your Questions - Free Consultations
If you were a pedestrian that was injured in a car accident in Ontario, you may be wondering about your rights to compensation. One of the most common questions for pedestrians, is whether to claim against their own insurance or the insurance policy of the car that hit them. The short answer, is both. In Ontario, pedestrians may advance claims for Statutory Accident Benefits and also insurance claims against the at-fault driver for causing the accident, which is paid by that driver's insurance policy. Even if a pedestrian doesn't have their own car and auto insurance, they are still entitled to the Statutory Accident Benefits. If a pedestrian does have a car or is otherwise covered by an auto insurance policy, their statutory accident benefits claim will proceed against that policy. Sometimes, the statutory accident benefits claim will go against the vehicle of the car that caused the accident. This is usually the case where the pedestrian does not have a car and is not otherwise covered by another insurance policy in their household.
Ontario auto insurance law can be complicated, and is ever changing. If you were a pedestrian hurt as a result being hit by a car, it is important to speak with an experienced Ontario personal injury lawyer. At our law firm, we only represent people who have been injured. We recognize that you will have many questions following a serious accident, and that is why we offer a free consultation for prospective clients. There is no obligation, and anything you share with us will be kept strictly confidential. To learn more, and to schedule a free consultation with a personal injury lawyer, call us toll-free at 1-866-234-6093 or complete our online contact form here.
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.
A pedestrian was seriously injured in an accident in Toronto's east end. The pedestrian accident occurred on Saturday April 27, 2013 at Kingston Road and Celeste Drive in Scarborough, Ontario. The pedestrian was reportedly a 73 year-old woman. She was taken to hospital with serious injuries.
First and foremost, we hope that the injured woman will make a complete and speedy recovery.
The Toronto Police were investigating the circumstances for the accident, and had the roads closed for investigation.
As an Ontario personal injury lawyer, we are often asked whether an injured pedestrian has access to compensation following an accident. The answer is Yes. In Ontario, when a pedestrian is struck by a vehicle, they will often have at least two sources of compensation available through insurance.
The process of applying for benefits and advancing claims following a pedestrian accident can be complex. There are deadlines that must be met, otherwise an injury victim may be barred from making certain claims. It is important to speak with an experienced pedestrian accident lawyer early, in order to make sure that you are not jeopardizing your rights.
Free Consultation With Ontario Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
At Iacobelli Law Firm, we offer free consultations for all prospective clients. You will meet in person with an experienced personal injury lawyer, and have your questions answered. We also offer No Win - No Fee retainers, so you don't pay us anything unless and until your case is settled. To request your free consultation call us at 416-900-1070 or 1-866-234-6093 or complete our online contact form here.
We also accomodate hospital and home visits if you are too injured to attend at our office.
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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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A Brampton pedestrian was the victim of a hit-and-run accident on December 1, 2012. According to reports, the victim, a 65 year-old Brampton man was struck by a vehicle while crossing the street at Queen Street East and Centre Street, in Brampton. Sadly, the involved vehicle did not stop to render assistance but, instead, fled the scene.
The man who was struck in this Brampton pedestrian accident was taken to hospital with serious injuries. We hope that the man involved in this pedestrian accident will make a quick and complete recovery from his injuries.
Police are investigating the circumstances of this Brampton hit-and-run pedestrian accident, and are seeking witnesses to the accident along with anyone with information about the involved vehicle. Anyone with information regarding this pedestrian accident is asked to call Peel Regional Police’s Major Collision Bureau at (905) 453-2121, ext. 3710. Information may also be left anonymously by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or by visiting www.peelcrimestoppers.ca.
This recent Brampton pedestrian accident, will now form part of this years statistics for pedestrian and vehicle accidents. There have been many pedestrian accidents recently, which may due in part to our changing weather and fewer daylight hours. When a pedestrian is struck and injured in Ontario, there there may be a presumption of negligence against the driver of the motor vehicle. This reverse onus for pedestrian accidents is created by the Highway Traffic Act.
Hit-and-run accidents present unique challenges with respect to insurance claims for the injured persons losses. In such circumstances, it is important to have the advice of an Ontario personal injury lawyer early in order to preserve rights to benefits.
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There are reports of a fatal pedestrian accident that occurred on Elm Road in Toronto on Monday, December 3, 2012. This Toronto pedestrian accident involved an 89−year−old woman who was crossing Elm Road at Fairlawn Avenue. The woman was struck by a Buick Allure travelling southbound on Elm Road.
Sadly, the pedestrian sustained severe trauma and was pronounced dead at the scene. Our Toronto personal injury law firm offers its sincere condolences to the family and friends of the woman who was tragically killed in this Toronto pedestrian accident.
The police were investigating the circumstances of this accident. 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,
text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637), or Leave A Tip on Facebook.
If you have lost a loved one due to a pedestrian accident in Ontario, speak with a Toronto personal injury lawyer about your rights. Iacobelli Law Firm offers a free consultation to prospective clients, with no obligations. To learn more, call us at 416-900-1070 or contact us using our online form here.
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There are reports of a pedestian and motor vehicle accident in the area of The Queensway South and Biscayne
Boulevard in the Town of Georgina. This Geogina pedestrian accident occurred on the morning of Monday, November 5, 2012. A 27-year-old woman has been transported to hospital with life-threatening injuries.
First and foremost Iacobelli personal injury law firm offers its support to the young woman that was injured in this Georgina pedestrian accident. We hope that she makes a complete and quick recovery from her injuries.
The York Regional Police are investigating the circumstances of this Georgina pedestrian accident, and have closed the road. It is also requested that anyone with information to contact the Collision Investigation Unit at 866-876-5423, ext 7704.
Although more information is needed to determine the cause of this Geogina pedestrian accident, it is notable that in Ontario, drivers of motor vehicles owe a duty of care to pedestrians. Often, when a pedestrian is struck by a car or other motor vehicle in Ontario, there is a presumption of negligence against the driver of the motor vehicle.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident in Ontario, speak with a York Region personal injury lawyer to learn about your rights. Contact Iacobelli Law Firm for a free consultation with a pedestrian accident lawyer at 416-900-1070 or 1-866-234-6093 or by completing our contact form here.
Two pedestrians were struck by a car at the intersection of Yonge Street and Bradford Street, in East Gwillimbury on Sunday, October 14, 2012. According to information released by York Regional police, the vehicle involved in this pedestrian accident mounted the curb and struck the two pedestrians. The first pedestrian, a 74-year-old woman from the Town of East Gwillimbury, was transported to hospital with serious injuries. The second pedestrian, a two-year-old girl from the Town of East Gwillimbury, was transported to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Ontario Driver's Owe Duty of Care To Pedestrians
In Ontario, drivers of motor vehicles owe a duty of care to pedestrians. Often, when a pedestrian is struck by a car or other motor vehicle in Ontario, there is a presumption of negligence against the driver of the motor vehicle. Nonetheless, pedestrian motor vehicle accidents are often vigorously defended and, as such, early preservation of facts and witness accounts is critical.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident in Ontario, speak with a personal injury lawyer to learn about your rights. Contact Iacobelli Law Firm for a free consultation with a pedestrian accident lawyer at 416-900-1070 or 1-866-234-6093 or by completing our contact form here.
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.