Pedestrians have rights on the roadways just as motorists do. Part of your rights as a pedestrian is to obtain compensation for injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident. Pedestrian accidents may occur on crosswalks, intersections, roadways, driveways, or parking lots. Poor weather conditions and inadequate lighting may also cause pedestrian accidents.

Our personal injury lawyers understand how vulnerable pedestrians are when involved in a collision with a motor vehicle. Unfortunately, a high percentage of pedestrian accidents result in long term injuries, serious orthopaedic injuries, catastrophic injuries, and even death. Catastrophic injuries may include internal injuries, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries or multiple fractures.

Pedestrian Accident Injuries

As an Ontario pedestrian, if you have been injured in an accident, you have a right to compensation. Our personal injury lawyers will help you claim your compensation for your pedestrian accident injuries by filing a tort claim, meaning a claim against the at-fault driver, in addition to an accident benefits claim. Ontario is one of several provinces that will allow you to sue the at fault driver while simultaneously filing for accident benefits.

If you wish to file a tort claim, you must inform the at-fault driver within 120 days from the date of your pedestrian accident. Your pedestrian accident lawsuit must be filed within 2 years.

If you or a loved one has been involved in a pedestrian accident, it is crucial that you obtain sound legal advice and counsel from an experienced personal injury lawyer. At Desai Maruszki, we understand pedestrian injury law and have successfully advocated for numerous clients involving all types of pedestrian accident injuries. Your pedestrian accident claim is subject to legal timelines. Contact Desai Maruszki at 416-848-4570 or toll free at 1-833-883 HURT (4878) as soon as you are able to, as witness accounts and the early preservation of facts are imperative to the issue of liability regarding your pedestrian accident lawsuit.