Navigating Legal Rights and Compensation for Pedestrian Accidents

Our team at Azimi Law has experience in pedestrian-related claims, offer expertise in understanding relevant laws and securing rightful compensation for affected parties. For individuals or their loved ones injured by a vehicle, Azimi Law provides complimentary consultations to guide you through the legal process. We operate on a contingency fee basis, meaning you pay only upon successful resolution of your case.

Accidents involving motor vehicles and pedestrians or cyclists frequently result in severe or even fatal outcomes.

Victims injured due to a motorist’s negligence are entitled to pursue compensation for their pain, lost earnings, and other expenses stemming from the incident. Moreover, these individuals are eligible for Statutory Accident Benefits, aiding in covering necessary rehabilitation and medical costs.

Determining fault in such accidents requires analyzing various factors. Ontario’s legal framework generally places the burden of proof on motorists to demonstrate they were not negligent in causing harm to a pedestrian. These cases can be intricate, necessitating specialized legal knowledge for effective navigation.

Our team at Azimi Law have experience in pedestrian-related claims, offer expertise in understanding relevant laws and securing rightful compensation for affected parties. For individuals or their loved ones injured by a vehicle, Azimi Law provides complimentary consultations to guide you through the legal process. We operate on a contingency fee basis, meaning you pay only upon successful resolution of your case.

 

Assistance with Motor Vehicle Accidents and Guidance for Hit and Run Incidents

Experiencing a hit and run can be exceptionally distressing, triggering a range of emotions. In the immediate aftermath, it’s crucial to remain calm and try to note details of the offending vehicle, such as color, make, model, and license plate, to aid in its identification. Calling 911 promptly not only ensures the incident is officially recorded but also addresses any urgent medical needs.

 

Witness accounts from bystanders or CCTV footage from nearby locations can be invaluable in corroborating your experience and identifying the fleeing vehicle.

 

Should the responsible party remain unidentified, victims may claim their own insurance under uninsured/underinsured/unidentified motorist coverage (UMC or UIM Coverage), included in all Ontario auto policies. Navigating claims with your insurer can be complex, highlighting the importance of legal expertise in securing just compensation.

 

Understanding Injuries in Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrian accidents can lead to significant injuries, necessitating costly long-term care. It’s advisable to consult a personal injury lawyer to ensure access to entitled benefits and comprehensive compensation for losses.

Common injuries from such incidents include fractures, spinal cord injuries, brain injuries, facial disfigurement, amputation, and torn ligaments. In Ontario, the Highway Traffic Act section 193(1) initially assigns fault to drivers, requiring them to prove absence of negligence or pedestrian fault.

 

Maximizing Accident Benefits and Compensation

Victims of accidents can seek compensation through tort and Accident Benefits claims, regardless of fault, provided they adhere to claim submission deadlines.

Accident Benefits cover up to $65,000 for medical/rehabilitation needs, with potential for Attendant Care benefits up to $3,000 monthly. Victims unable to work post-accident may claim income replacement benefits or non-earner benefits, with specific amounts and conditions applying based on injury severity and employment status.

For catastrophic injuries, eligibility for additional benefits exists, emphasizing the need to accurately document injury severity and long-term impacts.

 



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