Roads were built for sharing: drivers, cyclists, passengers, and pedestrians should be able to travel safely. This is contingent on obeying traffic signals and paying attention to road conditions.
Unlike drivers, pedestrians do not travel with the protection of a seatbelt, airbag, and fast speeds to dodge road hazards. No pedestrian should have to pay the price of another road user’s negligence or recklessness.
Zayouna Law Firm can help you and your loved ones seek legal action for harm suffered in a deadly pedestrian accident. In the face of catastrophic injuries or worse, loss of life, recovering damages can help you gain a semblance of peace and comfort.
Pedestrians are the most vulnerable road users.
Pedestrian accidents often result in the most catastrophic effects, such as severe injuries, lasting impairment, and even death. These are devastating to both victims and their families whose lives are drastically changed. From medical and rehabilitation expenses, to lost income, and lasting emotional trauma, the burden can leave victims feeling hopeless and lost.
If you have any questions and would like to schedule a call with our legal team for a FREE no-obligation consultation, contact us now. During this call you can ask any questions as it relates to your accident and/or claim and we'll discuss your options and possible outcomes.
Pedestrian accidents are a criminal offence. Time served for catastrophic injuries or loss of life alone is not enough to restore a victim’s quality of life, much less recover and cope with the long-term physical, emotional, and financial burden caused by a negligent or reckless driver.
Here are the most common scenarios of pedestrian accidents that need an experienced pedestrian accident lawyer:
A car hurtling towards pedestrians can cause these life-threatening and outright deadly consequences:
A pedestrian accident claim allows you to seek compensation for the lifelong impact of a pedestrian accident, such as rehabilitation and attendant care expenses, lost wages and earning capacity, and severe emotional impact. You should not have to pay for other road users negligence, recklessness, or callousness.
At Zayouna Law Firm, we pride ourselves on our strong track record for pedestrian accidents and other personal injury claims. At the core of our vast legal expertise is a commitment to client advocacy, beginning with your initial consultation, all through settlement or verdict. We are unstoppable in our quest for the justice you deserve.
We are proud to be pillars of the legal community through our memberships in the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association and the Ontario Bar Association. But what we value most is being pillars of support for our clients. We strive to take a personalized approach to every case, ensuring constant communication and full client participation.
Your successful claim and recovery is our success, too. We achieve these by relentlessly advocating for the compensation you deserve. We also aid your recovery outside the courtroom by connecting you with rehabilitation experts who can help improve your quality of life.
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Ontario laws require you to notify your or the at-fault driver’s insurance company within one week of the accident. Within 30 days, you must file an Application for Accident Benefits. You have two years to file a lawsuit against the at-fault driver.
Hitting a pedestrian and failing to stop at the accident scene is a criminal violation in Ontario. It is advisable to call the police and fill out an accident or police report. Upon arriving on the scene, the police will interview everyone involved in the accident and note both property damage and witness contact information.
In case of severe injuries, you or your family members can file a police report ideally within 24 hours. Note that an accident or police report may also be required to claim insurance benefits.
It is always a good idea to have a witness who can attest to the accident and support your claim. Make sure to have their basic contact information and, if possible, ask them to remain at the scene to provide information to the police.
In Ontario, there is a presumption that a driver is negligent and therefore at fault, reducing the need for witnesses. However, having one is still beneficial in resolving factual disputes if an at-fault driver refutes your claim.
If you carry auto insurance, you can also claim accident benefits from your insurance provider. You can only claim benefits from the at-fault driver’s policy if you do not own an insured vehicle. Under your insurance policy, you are entitled to benefits for medical and rehabilitation expenses, attendant care, and lost wages and earning capacity.
Although auto insurance is mandatory, many drivers in Ontario remain uninsured. In this case, you can file a claim with the Motor Vehicle Accident Claims Fund. You can also do the same if the at-fault driver is unidentified, as in hit-and-run accidents.