Bicycle & Pedestrian Accidents; What you need to Know?

Source:

CBC News

According to a news feature by CBC news in 2015, in Toronto, six pedestrians are hit every day. And the number was increasing. That is so, even though the law stipulates that pedestrians have the right of way.

As the roads become less safe for pedestrians, early last year, a new pedestrian law was introduced in Ontario. It emphasized that motorists should wait for the pedestrian to cross the crosswalks or pedestrian crossovers completely.

However, if you are injured from colliding with a motor vehicle, you are entitled to compensation.

Types of Claims

No-Fault Benefit/ Accident Benefit

It applies to all persons involved in a collision with a motor vehicle. If you are a pedestrian or cyclist, then your auto insurance applies. But if you have no insured car, you can claim the insurance policy of the vehicle involved in the accident.

Claim against at-fault driver

In addition to the above claim, you may also be entitled to claim the driver who is at fault. First, you have to provide proof that some blame, is the driver of the car.

Some of the benefits you can claim if you suffer injuries due to the collision include, medical expenses, replacement of income, etc. It all depends on the circumstances of the accident.

In Ontario, the laws on auto insurance are complex and change frequently. It is advisable to seek the guidance of a personal injury lawyer to advise you on the measures to take. You can reach out to out Toronto Personal Injury lawyers, at Kalsi & Associates for a free consultation.