Ontario’s government-sponsored insurance offers accident benefits to anyone that has become involved in an on-road incident. That includes any pedestrian that has been hit by a moving motor vehicle. Because occurrence of such an incident can cause the pedestrian to suffer severe and costly injuries, the Province has sought to reduce greatly the number of such accidents. (more…)
Category: PEDESTRIANS ACCIDENTS
How Can Pedestrians Stay Safe When Crossing Street?
Smart pedestrians understand where any one of them might get hit, upon entering the street. Mid-block locations pose the greatest danger to any pedestrian. It is best to cross at a crosswalk. (more…)
A Guide To Car And Pedestrian Accident Claims
Navigating heavily trafficked streets as a pedestrian is dangerous. Unlike motor vehicle drivers, pedestrians are in no way shielded from collision. Upon impact, there is no metal exoskeleton, airbag, or helmet in the way to soften the blow. This makes it so important for both drivers and pedestrians to be cautious and alert at all times. (more…)
Who Is Liable When You Are Injured On Public Transportation?
In Ontario today, public transportation is the go-to resource for thousands of people as a convenient and affordable method of getting where they need to go. Most of us don’t even consider the implications of being injured when we step onto a train or bus. But there are the same risks for injury as traveling in personal vehicles and even more risks. (more…)
Time Frames For Personal Injury Cases
If you have been injured in an accident, you probably want to file a personal injury claim so you can receive some compensation for your injuries as quickly as possible. Before you file a claim though you should know how long you have to wait until your case is going to be resolved. Here are a few factors that can determine the time frame for filing a claim. (more…)
What Are The Legal Options of A Pedestrian That Is Hit By A Vehicle?
Now, for the most parts, if a pedestrian has been in an accident or was hit by a vehicle, he will most likely file his claim towards the driver of the car. However, based on the situation, as a victim, you know it is your right to file your claim towards the city municipality where you have been injured due to the accidents. This is the case when the streets or the traffic control devices such as signs or traffic lights have been unsafe and have made the accident possible. (more…)