Pedestrians Don’t Come With Airbags!
Motorists seldom realize that pedestrians like bicyclists and motor-cyclists are among the most vulnerable of road users. They have very little protection against impact forces in a collision, unlike motor vehicle drivers. Hence, in Ontario, like many other places round the world, pedestrians have right of way on roads. Under Canadian laws, motorists have a duty of care to ensure that pedestrians remain safe on the road. If you or a dear one was involved as a pedestrian in a motor-vehicle accident and suffered injuries, contact an Ottawa personal injury lawyer as soon as possible, to ensure that your rights are protected.
Accidents Are Not Chance Events – They’re Caused!
We assume that an accident was just that – a random event that we were unlucky enough to be injured in. But when the circumstances are thoroughly investigated, it’s generally found that accidents are caused by someone’s fault or negligence. Traveling by foot may be healthier and environmentally friendly and today we’re encouraged to opt for walking rather than driving as far as possible. However, as Ottawa car accident lawyer know from experience, it’s not always the safest option.
Common reasons for pedestrian accidents include:
- Failing to use lanes properly
- Faulty road markings
- Unsafe Left Turns/Speeding
- Distracted driver (texting, answering calls, grooming, eating/drinking, adjusting radio/music system)
- Fatigued driver
- Alcohol/drug impairment
- Poor visibility/weather
- Badly-maintained road
- Inexperienced/elderly driver
- Defective/malfunctioning auto parts
We Take Your Injuries Personally!
Our top rated accident injury lawyers who handle car accident cases exclusively are part of a dedicated team that believes sincerely that those injured in car accidents have to bear enormous physical, financial and emotional burdens. Monetary compensation may not restore your life or the quality of life, but it makes you and your family more comfortable and able to face life.
Ontario laws allow victims to file personal injury claims against those responsible for your accident. Our experienced personal injury lawyers can assist you to put together a robust claim to present in settlement negotiations with the at-fault party, their insurers and legal representatives.
If you, your family or a friend has been injured in an accident, please feel free to speak to one of our injury lawyers for a free consultation about how we are able to assist in making a personal injury claim. We consult in all cities across Ontario with a no win no fee guarantee. Our personal injury lawyers have helped victims secure millions of dollars in personal injury cases. Call us Toll Free On our 24/7 Injury Hotline: 1 – 844 495 7333 or Text a Personal Injury Lawyer 24/7 and get instant help. (416 931 5015)