There was a fatal pedestrian accident in Toronto in the early evening of November 27, 2012. This Toronto fatal pedestrian accident occurred on Midland Avenue near McNicoll Avenue. The victim of this accident was a young man in his early 40s.
First and foremost, we offer our condolences and support to the family and friends of the man who was tragically killed in this Toronto pedestrian accident.
This fatal pedestrian accident in Toronto is a sad reminder of the dangers faced by pedestrians and cyclists everyday. This time of year is particularly dangerous for pedestrians in Toronto because of the reduced visibility with fewer daylight hours and often overcast. Drivers need to be aware of pedestrians, and must exercise caution and look out for the presence of pedestrians.
Drivers in Toronto owe a Duty of Care To Pedestrians
When a pedestrian is struck and injured or killed in Toronto, 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. If the family of the man who was killed in this pedestrian accident chooses to bring a claim for wrongful death, they may be entitled to obtain compensation for their losses. In Ontario, if a pedestrian is injured or killed by a vehicle the victim and/or their family can advance claims for the loss of guidance, care, companionship and services of their loved one.
Wrongful death claims can be complex and are often vigorously defended by the insurance company. As such, it is important to speak with a Toronto personal injury lawyer. Iacobelli Law Firm is a dedicated personal injury law firm and we offer a free consultation, and no fee unless we recover for you. To speak with us, call our personal injury firm at 416-900-1070 or by completing our contact form here.
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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.