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Pedestrian Accident Lawyer London

For the most part, pedestrians in London have the right-of-way when sharing the road with motorists. When a vehicle is in a collision with a pedestrian, the driver of the car is likely to be fine while the pedestrian, with no protection at all, is likely to suffer some of the most severe injuries.

Because of this, the law typically sides with the pedestrian. However, they will still need the help of a London pedestrian accident lawyer in order to get the compensation they deserve. A London pedestrian accident lawyer may be able to help injured survivors of serious collisions recover damages for injuries they have incurred because of a motor vehicle operator’s negligence.

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If you have any questions and would like to schedule a call with our legal team for a FREE no-obligation consultation, contact us now. During this call you can ask any questions as it relates to your accident and/or claim and we'll discuss your options and possible outcomes.

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Causes of Pedestrian Accidents

After an increase in Ontario accidents that involved both a pedestrian and a car, the Office of the Chief Coroner completed a study to identify the main causes. They include:

  • Drivers failing to give right-of-way
  • Drivers traveling at excessive speed
  • Distracted driving
  • Driving or walking under the influence of alcohol or drugs
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Most Common Injuries

During the review, the Office of the Chief Coroner also investigated the most common injuries and found them to be:

  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
  • Asphyxia, typically from being run over
  • Head injuries, including blunt force trauma and crushing injuries
  • Spinal injuries
  • Back injuries
  • Broken arms, legs, ribcage, feet, and/or hands

Pedestrian Accidents and Insurance in Ontario

One of the first steps injured pedestrians should take is to apply for Statutory Accident Benefits, as per the Ontario Insurance Act. Ontario is a no-fault province and so, if the pedestrian owns a vehicle and has insurance covering that vehicle, they will need to go through their own insurance company in order to file a claim.

However in many cases, pedestrians do not have a car and therefore, also do not have an insurance policy. In these instances, the pedestrian can still claim the Statutory Accident Benefits, but they will need to go through the driver’s insurance company in order to do so.

Insurance companies often deny benefits or try to find fault with the injured party so the payout will be smaller and they will lose less of their profit. A lawyer can help injured pedestrians get the full amount of compensation they may be entitled to, but they can also help those injured file a civil lawsuit. Lawsuits differ vastly from accident insurance claims and can be filed regardless of the decision made by the insurance company.


If a negligent driver struck you while you were crossing at an intersection, walking through a parking lot, strolling down the sidewalk, or in any other circumstance, our London pedestrian accident lawyers may be able to help you recover the compensation you deserve for injuries you have sustained. To receive a free initial consultation with our pedestrian accident lawyers serving London, call 1-800-JUSTICE today.


Areas We Serve

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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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