In our Ottawa personal injury practice, pedestrian accidents are often among the most serious we see. Have you been struck as a pedestrian in Ottawa or surrounding area, including Smiths Falls, Perth, Cornwall or elsewhere in Eastern Ontario? Check out this article about how some Ottawa pedestrian accidents occur.
Our Ottawa accident and injury lawyers help clients injured by motor vehicles such as cars, trucks and motorcycles, including people involved in Ontario pedestrian accidents.
If you are hit by a car while on foot, you may have a statutory accident benefits claims (SABS) for medical expenses, lost wages, and other benefits, even if you did not own a vehicle or auto insurance.
Often a claim for damages can also be filed, even where there is a hit and run.
Families of people who are killed in pedestrian accidents can often claim death benefits under the SABS.
In addition to the SABS, pedestrians who are accident victims may be able to bring a claim for damages against the driver who hit them. In the case of death, a wrongful death claim may be available to the family of survivors.
The lawyers at Auger Hollingsworth can help you initiate and prosecute both your no fault claims and your claims against the at-fault drivers. Call us at 613 233-4529 or email us at [email protected].
What Types of Accidents Are We Considering?
Catastrophic injuries are frequent outcomes of the interaction between a motor vehicle and a pedestrian, because of the difference in size and weight in a person versus machine scenario. Common injuries include:
- Concussions/ Closed Head Injury/ Tramatic Brain Injury
- Spinal Cord Injury, such as paraplegia or quadriplegia
- Fractures such as broken bones
- Back Injuries
- Neck Injuries
- Shoulder Injuries
- Knee injuries
- Scarring or other disfigurement
If you have been injured in an Ottawa pedestrian accident, you should contact experienced personal injury lawyers like the lawyers at Auger Hollingsworth immediately. Email us at [email protected] for a free consultation with no obligation. Our lawyers will start working on your case immediately. There is so much to do! We look forward to working with you on your accident case