Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrians are everywhere. From metropolitan hubs to rural streets, pedestrians and pedestrian accidents span across Ontario. When you are crossing a street, whether at an intersection or in the middle of road, vehicles not keeping a proper lookout can put you in danger.

Pedestrians often experience serious injuries, as they have no protection when a vehicle knocks them down. Tragically, children are often victims of these types of accidents, usually while playing with their friends or chasing a ball into the street.

Pro Tip

If you’re driving on the road, be on the lookout for senior citizens and children.

If you or a loved one is injured by a vehicle that failed to keep a proper lookout, call us at Diamond & Diamond™ for a free consultation.

Did you know that speeding contributes to 25.3% of fatal motor vehicle accidents?

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  1. Stop and assess the situation
  2. Call 911
  3. If you are physically able to, get as much information from everyone at the accident scene especially any witnesses. Write down the tag numbers of the vehicles involved in the accident
  4. Take pictures of the damage to your vehicle and any other vehicle involved in the accident
  5. Only speak to the police officer
  6. Review the police report and make sure all of the information is accurate
  7. Call Diamond & Diamond™ immediately at 1-800-567-HURT™(4878)

FAQ Main causes of pedestrian accidents

What are the main causes of pedestrian accidents?

Pedestrians are often struck in pedestrian accidents due to common driving mistakes such as distracted driving and speeding, or environmental conditions such as poor weather and road hazards.

Where do most pedestrian accidents occur?

The vast majority of pedestrian accidents occur in urban areas.

How do I make a claim after a pedestrian accident?

Collect any relevant details about the incident or costs which resulted from the incident, such as information about the other party and the vehicle, police reports, medical expenses and documentation, and any other documents. Contact a personal injury attorney who can help you proceed with your filing.

What pedestrians are most at risk for serious injury?

Children account for a considerable proportion of pedestrian accident fatalities. In Canada, there are roughly 1,000 pedestrian injuries involving children every year. Moreover, car accident injuries can be severe for young children, leaving them with disabilities, financial burdens, and emotional strain that can last for a long time.

What is the most common injury in pedestrian accidents?

When a car crashes into a pedestrian, the victim can sustain serious injuries, including brain and spinal cord injuries. The accident can also cause pelvic injuries, broken bones, amputations, disfigurement, and even death.

You may receive compensation if you or a loved one has suffered life-changing injuries because of a pedestrian accident. Call a personal injury lawyer who can give you the legal support to establish a strong claim.

How can you practice pedestrian safety?

There are pedestrian safety practices drivers must remember so that they can avoid pedestrian accidents. Below are several to keep in mind when behind the wheel:

  • Keep a look out for people on the road at all times.
  • Drive slowly in hard-to-see conditions, such as bad weather or at nighttime. You must also be ready to stop when turning or entering a crosswalk.
  • Drive carefully so other cars on the road can also see crossing pedestrians

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