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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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.