If you were injured as a passenger in a motor vehicle that was involved in a car accident in Ontario, you may be able to claim for your injuries and losses. As a passenger, it does not matter whether the accident was caused by the driver of the vehicle you were a passenger, or if another driver hit the vehicle you were riding in. In either scenario, the accident was not your fault. In most cases, the injured passenger will be able to make a claim for compensation.
When a passenger is injured in an Ontario car accident, the claim for injuries and losses are almost always covered by insurance proceeds. Although it can feel like an uncomfortable situation when the person responsible for your injuries is a relative or friend that was driving, you should keep in mind that your claims will be for insurance proceeds. The auto insurance proceeds are available for situations where passengers are injured.
We regularly represent passengers that have sustained serious injuries as a result of car accidents, truck accidents and motorcycle accidents. If you or a loved one has been injured while a passenger in a motor vehicle, call me and I will answer your questions. Our initial consultation is complimentary, and confidential.
To learn more call us at 416-900-1070 or 1-866-234-6093 to request a Free Consultation with an experienced car accident lawyer.
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Toronto Injury Lawyer Discusses Hit and Run Pedestrian Accident at Danforth Road near Huntington Avenue
A pedestrian was the victim of a Toronto hit and run accident on Thursday, June 27, 2013, at approximately 10:00 pm. This hit and run accident occurred on Danforth Road, east of Huntington Avenue in Toronto. A 29-year-old woman was attempting to cross Danforth Road, from the south side to the north side, when she was struck by a vehicle. The driver of the vehicle then fled the scene.
The young woman was taken to hospital with serious injuries. Iacobelli Law Firm sincerely wishes the young woman injured in this hit and run crash a speedy and full recovery. We also hope that the Toronto Police are able to swiftly identify the driver that fled the scene.
The Toronto Police are requesting that anyone with information 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.
Toronto Hit and Run Accident Lawyer
f you have been injured in a car accident caused by a negligent driver who has fled the scene and is never located, you may be wondering whether you have any recourse. Many victims of Ontario hit-and-run accidents believe that their options and sources for obtaining insurance coverage and compensation are limited to accident benefits.
An experienced Toronto injury lawyer can help you pursue the insurance coverage you are legally entitled to receive. In many Toronto hit-and-run accident cases, there may be compensation available through insurance, which provides coverage for unidentified vehicles following a hit-and-run car accident.
Iacobelli Law Firm is a Ontario personal injury and insurance law firm. We can help, if you have been injured as a result of hit-and-run car accident. For a free consultation with a Toronto hit and run accident lawyer call us at 416-900-1070 or 1-866-234-6093.
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Legal rights when bicycle gets hit by a car in Toronto
In Toronto and the GTA, we have had great summer weather. Many people have enjoyed taking to the road on their bicycles. While the vast majority of cyclists have been able to enjoy cycling in Toronto and the GTA without incident, there have also been many people injured in collisions with cars.
As a personal injury lawyer, I am frequently asked: What is the law in Ontario when someone riding a bike gets hit by a car?
Although a bicycle is not a motor vehicle, a cyclist will still have legal rights and benefits following an accident with an automobile.
If you are injured in a bicycle accident in Ontario involving a car or truck, you can receive Ontario no-fault auto accident benefits. You can also advance a claim against the owner/driver of the vehicle that hit you in order to recover your losses and damages.
A no-fault claim (also known as accident benefits claim) is between the bike accident victim and the auto insurance company. It would be the responsibility of the auto insurance company to cover your benefits, including medical and rehabilitation expenses, lost wages, and attendant care. Even if you did not have auto insurance coverage at the time of the accident, you will be able to claim for no-fault benefits. The insurance policy responsible for these benefits will depend on the circumstances, and be determined based on "priority rules."
In addition, the bike accident victim can also bring a tort claim against the driver and owner of the vehicle that caused the accident. The insurance company for the other vehicle will defend and pay the claim. The damages available in a tort claim following a bike accident include pain and suffering as well as economic losses and expenses.
Following a bike accident, it is important to have legal advice early. There are important deadlines and applications that will need to be completed and filed in order to secure your benefits. If you have questions following a bike accident in York Region, Toronto or elsewhere in Southern Ontario, call Iacobelli Law Firm for a free consultation with a bike accident lawyer.
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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