Serious Injuries – Long & Difficult Recoveries
Accidents involving pedestrians and vehicles almost always result in very serious injuries. Injured pedestrians may face a long and difficult recovery and sometimes never completely regain their health.
Under Ontario’s no-fault auto insurance regime, if you are injured as a pedestrian, you can initiate a claim through your own auto insurer. If you do not have auto coverage, you can pursue a claim through the driver’s insurance.
Insurance Companies & Liability
Insurance companies say they are there to protect you, but in practice they will always try to find a way to pay as little compensation as possible. In Ontario, there is a “reverse onus” on drivers to prove that they were not liable for a collision with a pedestrian, but insurers will try to show that a pedestrian contributed to the accident and should share in the liability.
If you’ve been injured as a pedestrian, Van Dyke Law will fight for full and fair compensation on your behalf.