Ontario PEDESTrian ACCIDENT LAWYERS
Experienced pedestrian injury lawyers that will fight for you.
Pedestrian accidents are one of the most common causes of life-threatening injuries on Canadian roadways. If you are involved in an accident as a pedestrian, you are entitled to certain benefits provided to you by your own insurance company. Even in cases where you do not have motor vehicle accident insurance or in hit and run situations, you are still entitled to receive benefits from a few different sources.
The first thing you should do in this situation is consult a lawyer to find out your full rights. At HSP Law, we have handled hundreds of claims for cyclists involved in accidents. We have the experience and skill you need to fight on your behalf and receive the compensation you deserve.
Pedestrian Accident Causes
Pedestrian accidents are common and can result in serious injuries and sometimes even death. In these cases, it is usually the driver of the vehicle who is at fault, not the pedestrian.
Being hit by a car can be an extremely traumatic experience. These accidents can happen in crosswalks, parking lots, and often, intersections. Taking precautions is always essential, but unfortunately, we can’t control the actions of others.
Here are some common causes of accidents involving pedestrians:
- Distracted drivers
- Vehicle speed
- Impaired drivers
- Quiet cars
- Right-turn accidents
- Left-turn accidents
- Impatient drivers
- Bad weather
- Poor visibility
- Road construction
- No signal or crosswalk
- Very large roadways to cross
- High speed limits
Common Injuries in Pedestrian Accidents
Accidents involving pedestrians can lead to serious personal injuries, resulting in expensive treatment and rehabilitative care costs. Sadly, victims become different people after an accident, often requiring a great deal of care and assistance. In some cases, pedestrian accident victims may need long-term care.
Here are a few common injuries that arise in these types of accidents:
- Spinal cord injuries with or without paralysis
- Head or brain injuries
- Facial injuries and disfigurement
- Bone fractures
- Torn ligaments
- Bruising and contusions
- Soft tissue injuries
- Internal injuries
- Pelvic injuries
Pedestrian Injury Compensation
All drivers should drive safely and obey traffic laws at all times, but it is impossible to completely prevent all accidents involving pedestrians. After your pedestrian accident, the actions you take can make a big difference in the quality of life you will have for the future as well as the judgment and compensation you will receive.
If you or a loved one have been involved in this type of accident, HSP Law can help you recover your physical, mental and financial losses and receive payment for pain and suffering. Our expert lawyers understand the system and can block the loopholes that many insurance companies use to deflect blame to bring you the maximum payout for your claim. Contact us today to receive the support you need.
HSP Law Is Here to Help
As a pedestrian getting hit by a car could change your life and the lives of your loved ones forever. These accidents are so severe because there are little to no barriers to protect pedestrians. Unlike victims of car crashes, who have seat belts to hold them in place and are within car bodies that crumple and have airbags to disburse the abrupt change in speed, pedestrians absorb the full force of a collision. Even minor, low-speed collisions can cause severe injuries, such as broken bones, deep lacerations, and head or spinal injuries.
Here at HSP Law, we take pride in connecting you with the right professionals to guide you based on your individual needs every step of the way. Our goal is to ensure that you and your family receive maximum compensation, the best medical care and continuous support.