Brampton Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
If you or a loved one was injured in a pedestrian accident in Brampton, Ontario, you may be eligible to recover damages from the driver who hit you and their insurance company. A pedestrian accident lawyer serving Brampton from Preszler Injury Lawyers evaluates your case, identifies the responsible parties, and helps you recover compensation from them if you qualify. We have decades of combined experience fighting for the rights of injured victims in Brampton, and we want to put our experience and resources to work for you.
At Preszler Injury Lawyers, we believe in putting the needs of our clients first. We prioritize honesty, transparency, and communication, and our staff is always eager to hear from you and to help in any way. We offer a free initial case evaluation with no obligation. To learn more about how Preszler Injury Lawyers may be able to help you recover damages after a pedestrian accident, and to set up a free initial consultation, call us at 1-800-JUSTICE.
4 Reasons Why Pedestrian Accidents Occur
According to Ontario law, pedestrians enjoy many rights to the road, and motorists have a duty of care to watch out for pedestrians and, in most situations, to defer to them, giving them the right of way. When pedestrians are hit by cars and injured as a result, it is often the fault of the driver, and the pedestrian may be eligible to collect compensation from that person and their insurance company.
At Preszler Injury Lawyers, we fight for victims of pedestrian accidents. Our lawyers evaluate your accident, identify the responsible party or parties, gather evidence showing their liability, and fight for the compensation you may qualify to receive.
Pedestrians are hurt in a number of ways in Ontario. Causes of pedestrian accidents include the following and more:
Ignoring Pedestrian Crossing Signs
Drivers have a duty to stop for pedestrians in crosswalks. Many intersections with crosswalks have digital signals that explicitly spell out when a pedestrian has the right of way. When a driver ignores one of these signals and strikes a pedestrian in a crosswalk, they are typically liable for any injuries that result.
Distracted driving is a serious problem on the roads of Ontario and all over Canada. The biggest culprit is smartphones and other portable electronic devices. If you want evidence, just look around you the next time you are at a stop on the road. Just about everywhere you look, drivers are holding up smartphones as they maneuver their vehicle, the digital screens directly in the line of sight between the driver’s eyes and the road. These types of behaviours may lead to accidents when drivers fail to see a pedestrian crossing the street.
Reckless driving is another cause of many auto-pedestrian accidents in Ontario. When a car is moving too fast for conditions or the driver is not maintaining proper control of their vehicle, it may be impossible to stop the car in time for a pedestrian crossing the street. Because of the car’s size, speed, and weight compared to that of the pedestrian, it is the pedestrian who almost always bears the brunt of the collision, often leading to a severe, debilitating injury or even death.
Impaired driving from alcohol or drugs increases the chances of an accident by slowing reaction times and decreasing judgment. Simply put, a drunk driver is more likely than a sober driver to strike a pedestrian.
No matter how your pedestrian accident occurred, the Preszler Injury Lawyers team serving Brampton, Ontario, investigate, determine who was liable, and may be able to help you recover economic and noneconomic damages if you qualify. For a free initial consultation, call our office today at 1-800-JUSTICE.
Injury Claims and Compensation for Auto-Pedestrian Accidents
A pedestrian accident lawyer serving Brampton may be able to help you build a compelling case for damages if you were injured in a pedestrian accident. Our goal is to do the following and more:
Once we identify the responsible party or parties for your accident, we set out to prove they are the ones liable. To do this, we scour the scene of the accident for evidence. We also look at police reports, talk to witnesses, bring in experts, and order an accident reconstruction if we believe it may help.
Take on the Insurance Company
Our pedestrian accident lawyers know how to go toe to toe with insurance companies and make sure they compensate our clients fairly.
Help You Win Fair Compensation
If you qualify for compensation, Preszler Injury Lawyers may be able to help you collect the economic and noneconomic damages you deserve. Your settlement or award may include money for:
- Pain and suffering and inconvenience
- Medical bills
- Prescription drugs
- Lost wages
- Reduced earning capacity
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Emotional anguish
- Property damage
- And more if you qualify
When we sit down with you for a free initial case evaluation, we may be able to tabulate the estimated value of your claim and let you know what to expect from your settlement. In Ontario, pedestrian accident victims may pursue both economic and noneconomic damages from the responsible party or parties. In addition to items such as your medical bills and lost wages, we may be able to go after noneconomic damages such as pain and suffering. For a free initial case evaluation, call Preszler Injury Lawyers at 1-800-JUSTICE.
Contact Us for a Free Initial Pedestrian Accident Consultation and Case Evaluation
The Preszler Injury Lawyers team is eager to get to work on your pedestrian accident claim today. If you qualify for monetary compensation, we fight for you and make sure you recover it. To set up your free initial consultation with a member of our team, call 1-800-JUSTICE.