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.
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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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Unfortunately, something went very wrong this week, as a woman in her early 30's was reportedly struck by an SUV that mounted the curb. The woman was reportedly walking on the sidewalk along Birchmount Road, when she was struck.
According to reports, this Toronto pedestrian accident occurred on May 7, 2012. The woman was reportedly seriously injured, and police were investigating the situation and attempting to identify a specific cause for the crash.
We would like to offer our thoughts and our support for the woman who was so badly injured in this Toronto pedestrian accident. We hope that she is able to recover from the harm she has suffered quickly and fully.
In addition, this crash will now become part of the overall statistics regarding Toronto Pedestrian Accidents. Sadly, Toronto pedestrian accidents are a frequent occurrence. Most often, these accidents are the result of distracted drivers. Clearly, more information would be necessary in order to assign fault for this Toronto pedestrian accident. However, if the driver is found to be at fault, it could lead to the filing of a Ontario personal injury lawsuit for the injured
woman and her family. If such a lawsuit is filed, and if it is successful, it could lead to an award of damages that compensates the woman and her family for their medical expenses, their lost income and their pain and suffering.
The Toronto Police are seeking information from anyone that may have witnessed this Toronto Pedestrian Accident. Read the Toronto Police News Release here.
If you or someone you love has been hurt in a crash, you can obtain help from an Ontario personal injury lawyer. For a free consultation with a personal injury lawyer, contact Iacobelli Law Firm.
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