The courtesies that Toronto motorists owe to their fellow drivers are eclipsed only by the consideration owed to pedestrian safety. The Greater Toronto Area is constantly rife with automobile traffic, much of it focused enough on other cars to make missing foot traffic and bicyclists easy. The expert Toronto personal injury lawyers of Singh Barristers will always stand up for pedestrians severely injured as a result of driver negligence.
SHARING THE ROAD
Granted, attention to surroundings is a two-way street: citizens on foot must be mindful of the presence of traffic at all times. Meanwhile, motorists owe a parallel berth to walkers, runners, and cyclists. Pedestrian accidents have become even more of a danger in light of the rise in distracted driving, especially with the rise of text messaging and phone-based social networking.
These accidents become all the more prevalent at night and when Canada’s weather conditions turn cold and wet seasonally. The paths motorists must share are hazardous themselves, especially where roads intersect with pedestrian-filled crosswalks, intersections, driveways, and parking lots. When cars collide with unsuspecting pedestrians, the injuries can be catastrophic.
- Fractured or broken bones
- Bruises, cuts, and lacerations
- Brain damage
- Internal bleeding
- Orthopedic injuries
- Emotional trauma
Those injuries, in turn, often result in lost wages during recovery, mounting medical expenses, and the potential ongoing loss of the ability to earn a living.
Should you ever be the victim of a car-pedestrian accident, Singh Barristers will extend to you a free consultation to discuss the details of your case, including both the present and ongoing impact of your injuries. It’s entirely possible that you could collect significant compensatory damages from the at-fault driver. It’s the single goal of our diligent lawyers to defend your rights to the fullest possible extent.