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If you or someone you love has been injured or lost in a pedestrian accident, you may be able to recover compensation to recover the losses you have sustained as a result of the accident. To see how a pedestrian accident lawyer serving Windsor may be able to help you, call 1-800-JUSTICE today.

Causes of Pedestrian Accidents

According to the 2016 Road Safety Annual Report, the number of pedestrians who were fatally injured increased from 115 in 2015 to 136 in 2016, an increase of 18 percent. This report also found that the vast majority of pedestrians were in normal condition—not impaired in any way—and that they were crossing intersections with the right of way.

In these cases, it was generally the motorist who was at-fault for the accident. Some of the causes were:

Inattentive Driving

The 2016 report confirms that of its top road safety issues, inattentive driving is a major problem. It was a factor in 17 percent of all roadway fatalities in 2016, and it is reported that one person is injured in a distracted driving accident every 30 minutes.

Driving While Under the Influence of Drugs or Alcohol

The 2016 report notes that the number of drinking and driving fatalities increased by 35 percent in 2016, from 93 to 125.

Drowsy Driving

According to Transport Canada’s Road Safety Study, 60 percent of Canadian drivers have admitted to occasionally driving while drowsy. As if this wasn’t surprising enough, 15 percent admitted that they had fallen asleep behind the wheel in the past year.

Aggressive Driving

Aggressive driving includes a number of different kinds of behaviors by motorists, such as speeding, failing to yield the right of way, running red lights, or weaving in and out of traffic. Any of these behaviors could easily lead to a devastating and potentially fatal pedestrian accident. When a driver is speeding, for example, they often cannot react quickly enough to stop or avoid hitting a pedestrian who may be crossing at an intersection. These types of behaviors are even more unsafe if the road conditions are poor.

These are just a few of the common types of behaviors that motorists exhibit that may cause injuries or fatalities among pedestrians. If someone you love has been hurt or lost in a pedestrian accident, you may have the right to hold the driver responsible. To find out what options you have for recovering compensation after your pedestrian accident, contact a pedestrian accident lawyer today at 1-800-JUSTICE.

Types of Injuries Caused by Pedestrian Accidents

There are many types of injuries that may occur as a result of a pedestrian accident, including:

  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) and other head injuries
  • Fractures
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Paralysis
  • Burns
  • Amputation
  • Cuts and scrapes
  • Blunt thoracic trauma
  • Lacerations and torn ligaments
  • Disfigurement and scarring
  • Amputation

Laws That May Impact Your Claim

There are a number of laws that impact your claim. Ontario law, for example, requires you to contact the insurance company—either your own or that of the at-fault driver—within one week of your accident. In addition, you must also file an Application for Accident Benefits within 30 days of the time you have received the application. If you fail to take these steps, you could lose your right to recover compensation for your injuries. Ignorance of these laws is not considered to be a valid reason for not taking these steps.

The Ontario statute of limitations also impacts your ability to recover compensation. According to Ontario law, you have 24 months from the date of your accident to pursue compensation through a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit, or you generally forfeit the right to recover damages. There are a few exceptions to this rule, such as when the pedestrian is a minor and does not have a qualified adult to represent their interests or if the victim has disabilities that impact their cognitive function.


Every case is different, and we cannot estimate the types of damages you may recover without first examining the details of your case. However, some common types of damages that victims do recover in cases like these may include but are not limited to:

  • Medical costs
  • Lost wages
  • Future wages if you cannot return to work
  • Dismemberment or disfigurement
  • Pain and suffering

If your loved one did not survive the accident, you may also be eligible to recover these types of compensation:

  • Funeral and burial costs
  • Loss of consortium
  • Loss of companionship

How a Pedestrian Accident Lawyer Serving Windsor May Be Able to Help

Pedestrians are the most vulnerable road-users and the most susceptible to severe injuries because of driver negligence. If you were struck by a negligent motorist and sustained compensable injuries as a result, contact our Windsor pedestrian accident lawyers today by calling 1-800-JUSTICE. During a free initial consultation, you will have the opportunity to learn about options for financial recovery that might be available to you.


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151 Eglinton Ave W,
Toronto, ON
M4R 1A6
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4145 N Service Rd
Burlington, ON
L7L 4X6
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2 County Ct Blvd #400,
Brampton, ON
L6W 3W8
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105 Consumers Drive
Whitby, ON
L1N 1C4
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92 Caplan Ave #121,
Barrie, ON
L4N 0Z7
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380 Wellington St Tower B, 6th Floor,
London, ON
N6A 5B5
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2233 Argentia Rd Suite 302,
East Tower Mississauga, ON
L5N 6A6
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1 Hunter St E,
Hamilton, ON
L8N 3W1
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459 George St N,
Peterborough, ON
K9H 3R9
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22 Frederick Street,
Suite 700
Kitchener, ON N2H 6M6
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116 Lisgar Street, Suite 300
Ottawa ON
K2P 0C2
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10 Milner Business Ct #300,
Scarborough, ON
M1B 3C6
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