Pedestrian accidents are, fortunately, not as common as many other forms of auto accidents. However, though the last thing you would expect as someone who was simply crossing the road is to be stricken by a moving vehicle, these incidents do occur, and if you have been injured as a pedestrian in an accident, you should strongly consider retaining the services of a knowledgeable Toronto pedestrian accident lawyer here at Merricks Law Group who can fight, tooth-and-nail, for your rightful compensation. Contact our firm today to learn more about pedestrian accidents and how we can assist you if you’ve been injured in one.
Why Hire a Toronto Pedestrian Accident Lawyer?
Pedestrian accidents are notoriously devastating, as pedestrians stand very little chance against a moving motor vehicle. Unfortunately, in most cases, when a pedestrian is hit, that pedestrian will sustain injuries that can impact them for the rest of their life. If you’ve been injured as a pedestrian in one of these accidents, you should not hesitate to speak with a compassionate Ontario personal injury lawyer who is ready to guide you through every step of the claims process in an effort to provide you and your family with the compensation you require to fully recover and move on with your lives.
Causes of Pedestrian Accidents
Both pedestrians and motorists are responsible for obeying the laws of the road. When either party diverts from these rules and regulations, they increase the chances of an accident occurring. In most cases, pedestrian accidents are caused by negligent drivers. Some of the most common causes of pedestrian accidents include drivers failing to see pedestrians at night, overgrown vegetation preventing motorists from seeing pedestrians starting to cross the road, and more. In other cases, these accidents are simply caused by more standard forms of driver negligence, such as speeding, texting while driving, or ignoring traffic lights/signs.
Injuries Sustained in Pedestrian Accidents
Unfortunately, pedestrian accidents often spawn among the most grizzly types of injuries. Some of the most common types of injuries that our firm sees as a result of pedestrians being struck by motor vehicles are as follows:
- Broken Bones
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Road Rash
- Spinal Cord Damage
Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury Claims in Toronto
The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Toronto is, in most cases, two years, which means that if you’ve been harmed in a pedestrian accident due to no fault of your own, you must take legal action against the responsible driver within two years of the date of your accident. Waiting any longer than two years may permanently relinquish your right to sue, no matter how badly you truly require the compensation. Give us a call today so we can get started.
Contact Our Toronto Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
No one who has been stricken in an accident as a pedestrian should have to pick up the pieces on their own. We understand how intimidating the claims process can be, however, with our knowledgeable Toronto legal team on your side, you can rest assured that you are in good hands. Contact Merricks Law Group to schedule your initial consultation with our firm.