If the wrongful actions of a pedestrian contribute to an accident in which they are struck by a motor vehicle, the injured party may be considered to be contributorily negligent. In these scenarios, the injured pedestrian who was struck by a vehicle may still be able to recover damages, but the amount to which they will be entitled should be adjusted based on the degree to which their actions were at-fault for the accident. But what happens if the victim of the pedestrian accident is a child? To learn more, click here.
More and more Toronto residents have expressed fears about their personal safety when riding their bikes or walking through the city. These worries are not unfounded. Each year, dozens of cyclists and pedestrians are killed by negligent drivers across the GTA. To learn about some of the city’s most unsafe intersections, click here.
A pedestrian accident is any accident in which a vehicle strikes a person who is not in a vehicle—in other words, someone who is on foot. A pedestrian can be walking, jogging, hiking, or even sitting or lying in a roadway. A pedestrian is also anyone who is hit by a car while on skates, … Continue reading “What Is a Pedestrian Accident?”
If you were involved in an accident for which you were partially at fault, it is still possible to recover compensation for your damages. However, successfully filing a Toronto personal injury claim in this situation can be difficult. The insurance company may try to argue that you are completely at fault for the accident, thus … Continue reading “Contributory Negligence in Toronto Injury Cases”
Injury is the leading cause of death for children in Canada, reports the Public Health Agency of Canada. Many of these deaths involve acquired brain injuries. Early diagnosis and treatment is critical, given that the impact of a serious traumatic brain injury can be massive, extensive and long-term. The long-term implications of TBI can include … Continue reading “Indications Your Child Might Have a Brain Injury”