Pedestrians are among the most vulnerable and exposed of all road-users. Unlike other high-risk road-users like bicyclists and motor-cyclists who may wear protective gear, pedestrians have no protection at all against impact forces when they’re hit by a car or larger vehicle.
Our Barrie car accident lawyer know that pedestrians injured in collisions can suffer catastrophic injuries.
“What people fear most about tragedies is their randomness… A taxicab jumps a curb and hits a pedestrian…” Jeffrey Kluger.
Statistics released by Transport Canada in 2012, nearly 300 people are killed and more than 20,000 injured in pedestrian/motor-vehicle accidents every year.
Typical injuries include:
- Scalp and body cuts/lacerations
- Contusions, bruises, sprains
- Serious neck/head injury
- Loss of sight
- Cognitive/communicative damage
Secondary injuries may occur from the body being crushed against stationary objects, curbs, walls, fences etc.
The Real Cost of Accidents!
Barrie car accident lawyers are aware that huge physical, financial and emotional burden imposed on not just the victim but also on the family-members. Medical and rehabilitation costs, life-long care, loss of wages/income, loss of care, guidance and companionship, pain and suffering, out-of-pocket expenses etc can spiral out of control. The person may need care-givers, regular hospital visits, therapy, etc.
You’re Entitled to Compensation!
All those injured in accidents are entitled to statutory benefits in Ontario. Additionally, victims can file a personal injury claim against those responsible for the accident with the help of our Barrie personal injury lawyers.
A free consultation injury lawyer can provide an initial, no-obligations assessment of your claim and can provide advice and assistance. Barrie serious injury lawyers can file the claim based on the circumstances, nature and extent of injury, its impact on your life, the liability of the at-fault party etc.
Why Hire A Lawyer?
- We often wonder whether we need a personal injury lawyer to handle our case if the injuries and liability seem straightforward.
- We expect insurance-companies to act in good faith and process our claims expeditiously.
- However, the paperwork, time-lines, procedures and complexities of law are best handled by professionals.
A Barrie personal injury lawyers can ensure that your rights and interests are protected during the complex process.