North Bay Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
If you experienced serious injuries while crossing the street or you lost someone you love due to a careless driver, our firm may be able to help you.
Safety measures like crosswalks are put in place at busy intersections to prevent pedestrian accidents. Sometimes, crossing a road can put pedestrians in a uniquely vulnerable and dangerous situation. When a driver fails to abide by traffic rules, resulting in serious injuries to you, Ontario law provides you with options for pursuing accountability.
If you were struck by a vehicle and suffered traumatic injuries, call Preszler Injury Lawyers now to discuss your case: 1-800-JUSTICE.
Determining Liability for Your Pedestrian Accident Injuries
Any pedestrian can suffer injuries due to the reckless actions of vehicle and motorbike drivers. Drivers must stop and yield the entire roadway wherever they encounter a school crossing or pedestrian crossover or crosswalk. Traffic is not allowed to proceed until all pedestrians have successfully crossed and are on the sidewalk; however, they do not always follow the law.
Drivers who fail to pay attention to posted signs face serious fines and accountability for their actions. Some examples of driver negligence that may lead to traumatic injuries for pedestrians include:
- Texting while driving
- Speeding or running red lights
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Tailgating or changing lanes without warning
- Driving while tired or drowsy
There is no excuse for a driver who fails to yield for pedestrians. Drivers who fail to adhere to traffic laws should be held accountable for the damage they cause.
If you or your child suffered life-changing injuries due to a careless driver, you may be eligible for compensation. A pedestrian accident lawyer serving North Bay may be able to help you. Call Preszler Injury Lawyers today to learn more: 1-800-JUSTICE.
Statute of Limitations for a Personal Injury Claim
When you experience a serious injury due to the negligence of a driver, there is a time limit for filing a lawsuit. Ontario’s Limitations Act sets a timeline of two years, and the clock starts ticking at the moment of your injury.
If you fail to file your lawsuit within this 24-month time period, you lose your right to pursue litigation against the responsible party.
Two years may seem like a long time. But time passes quickly when you are busy healing from your injuries. Consulting with a pedestrian accident lawyer may help you understand whether or not you have grounds for a personal injury claim or lawsuit.
Canada is among seven nations experiencing a high level of pedestrian deaths, according to the Financial Post. A lawyer from our firm is available to help you pursue aid to cover the costs presented by your loved one’s passing. While no amount of money can replace your loved one, there are legal options available to you for filing a wrongful death claim that might help relieve the burden you are under.
The Following relatives might be entitled to pursue a wrongful death claim:
- Children (in civil litigation, if the children are minors, the court may appoint a guardian to oversee and protect their interests)
A wrongful death claim may help with expenses such as funeral and burial costs, along with many other types of expenses related to your loved one’s injuries. Loss of companionship is another type of compensation that may be available to you.
If you lost someone you love due to the negligence of a driver, discuss your case with our legal team as soon as possible.
How a North Bay Pedestrian Accident Lawyer May Be Able to Help
An insurance company’s initial offer to you and your family may seem like a large sum, but it may not cover certain expenses you may not have considered, like your future medical needs.
Some insurance companies try to wrongfully deny or avoid paying your claim. You can defend yourself against this kind of treatment. A lawyer familiar with Canadian law may be able to help you during this difficult time by:
- Negotiating for a fair settlement
- Calculating the potential damages you may be eligible to receive
- Gathering evidence to support your case
- Keeping you updated at every stage of your case
- Represent you in court, if necessary
Knowing someone is on your side and looking out for your interests can provide you with some peace of mind. If you qualify, you may be eligible for the following compensation to cover:
Current and Future Medical Bills
Your injuries may take time to fully heal. There is also always the possibility that your accident resulted in injuries you may never fully recover from. We may keep this in mind when forming your case.
Lost Wages and Decreased Earning Potential
Your injuries may have kept you out of work or affected the potential amount of money you could earn in the future.
Pain and Suffering
Your intangible damages are as painful as your physical injuries. You may be eligible to seek compensation for the mental pain and suffering your injuries caused you.
Your medical bills shortly after the accident, or costs to cover transportation may be damages you can pursue.
Replacement of Damaged Property
If you had to purchase replacement articles of clothing or belongings after the accident, we may add those costs to your collective damages.
These are not the only kinds of damages you may be eligible to receive. At Preszler Injury Lawyers, we treat our clients with the respect they deserve. Our pedestrian accident lawyers serving North Bay work hard to review your case and explore your options.
Most pedestrian accidents are preventable. When a driver fails to use caution when traveling down a busy street, they place people of all ages at risk for serious—or even fatal—harm.
If a negligent driver endangered your safety and you suffered injuries, discuss your possible case with one of our lawyers today. Call Preszler Injury Lawyers now: 1-800-JUSTICE.