Toronto Pedestrian Accidents Lawyer
Pedestrian accidents occur when a moving vehicle causes injury to unsuspecting individuals unprotected by a vehicle of their own. Due to the nature of cars, both being heavy and fast, these types of accidents are extremely serious. Drivers have a duty to maintain a standard of care that regards the safety of others, meaning they have an urgent duty to abide by traffic laws and always yield the right of way to pedestrians. Sadly, hasty and inattentive drivers causing lasting injury to pedestrians is a common occurrence where the scope of damage extends far beyond injuries suffered.
The pain of getting struck by thousands of pounds of reinforced metal and steel without any type of protection is incomparable. If you were a pedestrian injured by a negligent driver who failed to employ caution, the pedestrian accidents lawyers at Mazin & Associates, PC understand your injuries and emotional turmoil are severe. While this presents a difficult recovery period, our impassioned legal team is ready to hold the reckless party responsible for the injuries their actions have caused. Allow us to fight for the damages you are due, including compensation for your medical bills, necessary treatment, unearned wages, and pain and suffering.
Causes of Pedestrian Accidents
If drivers exercised the bare minimum of caution, numerous pedestrian injuries would be prevented. Most causes of pedestrian accidents are deemed the fault of the driver for the simple reason that pedestrians always have the right of way. Common causes of pedestrian accidents include:
- Distracted driving
- Failing to yield to pedestrians at crosswalks
- Disobeying traffic signs and signals
- Failure to signal while turning
Holding the appropriate party accountable for your pedestrian accident is complex because of a legal theory called “contributory negligence,” in which the defense may argue that your own actions contributed to your injury. This defense prevents you from receiving the full amount of restitution you deserve, but at Mazin & Associates, PC, our legal team can fight for every avenue of restitution available to you.
Contact a Pedestrian Accidents Lawyer
At Mazin & Associates, PC, our legal team understands that suffering an injury from a pedestrian accident is absolutely infuriating to endure, especially because it doesn’t take a large amount of caution to prevent an accident like this. While we regret you have had to contend with such devastating injury, our pedestrian accident lawyers are fully committed to holding the responsible party accountable for their recklessness and obtaining the financial restitution that will allow you to heal from this regrettable time. Don’t hesitate to contact our Charleston offices at (416) 625-2122 for compassionate representation in your case.