First and foremost, Iacobelli Law Firm offers sincere condolences to the family and friends of the victim of this recent fatal pedestrian accident.
The pedestrian accident was under investigation by the York Regional Police Major Collision Investigation Unit, and officers were seeking witnesses. Any witnesses who have not yet spoken with police are being asked to contact the Major Collision Investigation Unit by calling 1-866-876-5423, ext. 7704, or to call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS.
During the winter months, there tends to be an increase in serious pedestrian accidents. Visibility may be reduced as a result of fewer daylight hours and poor weather. Nonetheless, motorists need to remain attentive at all times to ensure the way is clear of pedestrians. Most pedestrian accidents we see actually occur at controlled intersections, where the pedestrian is crossing appropriately. Unfortunately, drivers making right and left hand turns, sometime fail to observe pedestrians that are crossing. These pedestrian accidents may result in charges to the driver and civil claims being advanced by loved ones. Ontario law allows for family members to make a civil wrongful death claim where a pedestrian has been killed by an inattentive or otherwise negligent driver. These claims are typically covered by insurance.
If a loved one has been tragically killed in a fatal pedestrian accident, you may be able to claim for your losses. To learn more about your rights, call us for a confidential consultation. Our consultations are always free and there is no obligation. To learn more call the injury lawyers at Iacobelli Law Firm at 1-866-234-6093 or complete our online contact form here to request a call.