There have been considerable steps taken to improve the safety of roads through The Greater Toronto Area.. These include the introduction of speed cameras, improved signage, road repairs and safety features in cars, e.g. airbags.
However, in spite of these measures accidents still happen. They affect a wide range of road users which includes motorists, pedestrians, cyclists, motorcyclists and anyone using public transit.
It is easy to become distracted by something or to take your eye off the road but if you do then the consequences can be devastating.
TYPES OF ROAD ACCIDENTS:
- and many more!
These are all types of accidents which sadly, all too often occur on our roads. If you are involved in a road accident then you may suffer only a mild injury but many other people are seriously injured which can result in a lifelong disability.
This is where compensation can help. It can be used to cover the costs of nursing care, additional support, e.g. physiotherapy and any other related expenses.
It cannot undo the damage caused or restore someone to their previous state of health but it can lessen the impact, for example, cover the costs of 24-hour care.
PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENT CLAIMS
It is easy to assume that all road accidents involve vehicles such as cars, bicycles or motorcycles but many accidents involve pedestrians as well.
As a pedestrian you expect there to be some form of protection to ensure your safety. Whilst you accept that you have a degree of responsibility to yourself and other pedestrians and road users it is not unreasonable to expect the same.
There is some protection afforded to you by the Highway Code but in most cases, you are at the mercy of other road users. You rely upon their driving with due care and attention but unfortunately, this is not always the case.
Many pedestrians, especially children are involved in road accidents each year in Ontario which often results in a serious injury or death. The sad fact here is that most of these are preventable.
If you or someone in your family has been injured as a pedestrian as a result of a road accident then you may be able to claim compensation.