Any party on the street has its rights on the roadways, whether it’s a pedestrian, a vehicle driver, or a motorist. As an important part of your pedestrian rights, you are eligible for a compensation in case of sustained injures in a motor vehicle accident. Pedestrian accident may occur in any conditions and any place: intersections, driveways, sidewalks, highways and parking lots. Some reasons for pedestrian accidents would be poor weather conditions or inadequate lighting.
We understand how important pedestrians are on the streets and how serious the consequences of a motor vehicle accident are. We realize the vulnerability and the level of stress of an injured pedestrian, and we do our best to offer security and professional protection. Sadly, a lot of accidents result in long term injuries, orthopaedic injuries and possibly even death.
In Ontario, every injured pedestrian is eligible for a compensation. We, as personal injury lawyers, will help you claim your compensation on the best terms possible, we will help you fill out all the necessary forms, claims, and make sure they fully accommodate your needs. Ontario is one of several provinces that offer an option to sue the driver at fault while simultaneously filing for accident benefits.
Some of the regulations you must follow is a notification to the insurance company of your intention to file a claim. That notification must be sent within 7 days of the date of the accident. In order to file a tort claim, the driver at fault must be informed within 120 days of the accident date. The pedestrian lawsuit must be filed within 2 years of the accident.