Pedestrian accidents in Toronto account for many tragic deaths every year. Recently, on October 30, 2021, a 65 year old man was killed while crossing Kennedy Road near Lawrence Avenue East in Toronto. According to reports, the pedestrian was struck by a blue Dodge Caravan, operated by a 35 year old man. The Dodge van was travelling northbound at the time of the collision.
First and foremost, the wrongful death lawyers and team at Iacobelli Law Firm offer our sincere condolences to the family and friends of the man who was tragically killed in this Toronto pedestrian accident.
The investigation is on-going by members of Traffic Services with the Toronto Police. Members of the public with information are asked to call Toronto police and provide information. In our experience, when a pedestrian is struck by a motor vehicle, there is usually fault on the part of the driver of the vehicle. Ontario also recognizes a rebuttable presumption of liability on the part of the driver in the context of a civil suit.
In wrongful death cases involving pedestrians struck by vehicles, the Estate of the deceased along with immediate family members will have the right to advance civil claims for their losses. These claims do not assign any criminal responsibility on the at-fault driver. Instead, in a civil claim the family members can only seek money for their loss. These claims are almost always handled and paid by the insurance policy on the vehicle involved in the crash.
If you have lost a loved one due to a fatal pedestrian accident, you may be wondering about your rights. Call us anytime or request a Free Consultation online and we can answer your questions and explain your rights and options. There is no charge for the consultation, and there is absolutely no obligation. All consultations are also confidential and private.
Andrew Iacobelli is an experienced personal injury lawyer who established Iacobelli Law Firm with offices located in Ontario, Canada and Florida, U.S.A. Andrew restricts his practice to the representation of personal injury victims in claims involving serious injuries and wrongful death in Canada and the United States. Andrew is the author of "Are You a Canadian Injured in the United States? Claim the Damages and Insurance Coverage the Right Way".
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.