If you’ve been involved in an accident as a pedestrian, and sustained serious and permanent injuries and impairments, then Rudder Law Group can fight to get you the just compensation you deserve, and the medical and rehabilitation treatment you need to reach maximum medical recovery.
Ontario’s Highway Traffic Act imposes a reverse onus on the driver of a motor vehicle, if the driver allows his or her vehicle to collide with a pedestrian. So, the collision is presumed to be the consequence of the negligent behaviour or conduct of the driver, unless the driver can produce evidence that proves otherwise. The defendant driver can only discharge the onus against him or her by producing evidence that establishes that there was no negligent behaviour or conduct on his or her part.
A driver owes a higher duty of care to you, if you are walking in a pedestrian street crossing as opposed to crossing the street outside of a pedestrian street crossing. In order to determine the liability of the driver, a determination will be made as to whether the driver ought to have seen you in time to avoid the collision.
If you’ve been involved in a severe pedestrian accident, and sustained serious and permanent injuries and impairments, then let Rudder Law Group fight for you to get you the compensation you deserve, as well as the necessary multidisciplinary treatment, care services, and support needed to optimize your level of independent living, and your full mental, physical, social and vocational ability. Let us help facilitate the optimization of your reintegration, social and economic inclusion, and participation in all aspects of your pre-accident life in society.