Etobicoke Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
As they cross the street, pedestrians must count on a driver to stop and to obey traffic laws. If a negligent driver does not follow traffic laws and strikes you while you are walking or biking, the injuries you suffer can be devastating or fatal.
If the driver’s negligence led to your injuries, you are entitled to receive damages for medical bills, pain and suffering, and lost income. A pedestrian accident lawyer serving Etobicoke can help you receive the compensation you deserve.
Contact Preszler Injury Lawyers today to learn about the compensation to which you are entitled. Call us at 1-800-JUSTICE for a free initial consultation about your situation. We are ready to begin helping you with your case today.
Potential Injuries from Pedestrian Accidents
According to the Government of Canada, hundreds of pedestrians are killed annually in road traffic collisions. Thousands more are injured every year.
No matter what types of injuries you or a loved one may have suffered in a pedestrian-vehicle accident, you may be entitled to receive damages.
Types of Pedestrian Injuries
Pedestrians can suffer a multitude of injuries after being struck by a vehicle. Common injuries pedestrians may suffer in this type of accident include the following:
- Head trauma
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal and neck injuries
- Broken bones in the lower half of the body, including legs and the pelvis
- Knee injuries, including torn ligaments
- Injuries in the chest, such as broken ribs or collapsed lungs
- Internal organ injuries in the chest and abdomen
- Broken arms and collarbones
- Cuts and scrapes
- Bruises and muscle damage
All injuries in a pedestrian-car accident should be taken seriously. Even if you do not consider yourself to have significant injuries in the immediate aftermath of the crash, you could end up with long-term suffering in the future.
Contact us as soon as possible after your accident, and we can work with your medical providers to determine the exact extent of your injuries, as well as any future loss of quality of life you may encounter.
Negligent Driving Situations
If the driver was acting in a reckless or negligent manner during the accident with the pedestrian, the pedestrian deserves to receive damages for any type of injury suffered. Some negligent driving situations include the following:
- Driving too fast for the weather conditions or road conditions
- Failing to follow traffic laws
- Failing to yield to the pedestrian in a crosswalk
- Using alcohol or drugs before the accident
- Distracted driving from the use of a smartphone, radio, or other item
- Fatigued driving from lack of sleep
- Failing to properly maintain the vehicle, such as having burned-out headlights, failing brakes, or unsafe tires
Proving a Driver’s Negligence
When filing a pedestrian accident lawsuit, you will be involved in a civil case. This is different from a criminal case, as the burden of proof in a civil case is much less.
According to the Transportation Association of Canada, the pedestrian has the right of way when he or she is in the crosswalk of a road. And vehicle operators must exercise care to avoid a collision with a pedestrian at all times. The vehicle operator must prove he or she was not negligent rather than you having to prove he or she was negligent.
Even if the driver who struck you or your loved one was not convicted of a crime or issued a traffic ticket, you still can win damages in a civil case. Having a lawyer who has been through this type of situation many times will give you a benefit in proving your case.
If you are ready to employ the services of a pedestrian accident lawyer serving Etobicoke, call us at 1-800-JUSTICE. Preszler Injury Lawyers are ready to sit down with you during a free initial consultation and help you receive the damages to which you are entitled.
Never feel like you have to tackle this situation alone. We are here to help you figure out the best strategy to use in your case. We have handled cases like this for decades, and we know how to provide the proper support for you, taking into account the unique aspects of your situation.
Recoverable Damages in Pedestrian Accident Cases
Benefits in pedestrian accidents are available to injured parties for a variety of items. A pedestrian accident lawyer serving Etobicoke will help you figure out how to receive the benefits to which you are entitled. You can receive compensation for a variety of items, including:
- Current lost income from missed work
- Future lost income because of long-term disabilities
- Medical expenses as a direct result of the accident
- Ongoing and future medical costs
- Ongoing and future care for disabilities
- Out of pocket expenses
- Pain and suffering compensation
After an accident, you will almost certainly end up with stacks of documents. You will have medical reports, accident reports, medical bills, and insurance claims.
This stack of paperwork can be overwhelming on its own. But when you are also dealing with pain and suffering, all while missing work or school, you need someone to help you.
Count on Preszler Injury Lawyers to cut through the red tape and help you receive the damages to which you are entitled. Call us today at 1-800-JUSTICE to learn about the types of help we can provide.
Meet with Us for a Free Initial Consultation
During decades of practicing law, we have represented victims in a large number of pedestrian accident cases. We know how to handle these cases, helping you deal with insurance companies, law enforcement officials, and doctors.
You usually have two years to file legal action against the driver in this kind of case. Call Preszler Injury Lawyers at 1-800-JUSTICE to get started today. The sooner we begin working on your case, the stronger the case we can build.
We offer a free evaluation of your case in an initial consultation. Even if you are outside the two-year window, there are always exceptions, so please reach out to us to determine exactly how your case should proceed.