Personal Injury Lawyers – Pedestrian Accident
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Pedestrian Accident Injury Lawyers
If you have sustained injuries from a pedestrian accident, you need to contact an experienced Personal Injury Lawyer immediately to discuss your case and the next steps that must be taken. You have the right to hold the negligent party responsible for your injuries.
In the year 2020, Transport Canada collected data about the amount of pedestrian fatalities and serious injuries. 15.2% of pedestrians who were injured were fatal in 2020.
Distracted driving is a major cause of pedestrian accidents and fatalities. If you are a pedestrian who was injured by a driver who was speeding, tailgating, or failed to obey traffic signs, or running a red light while you were walking across the street, then you need to contact our team of experienced team of Personal Injury Lawyers today.
At Scardicchio Law Office Professional Corporation, our Personal Injury Lawyers represent pedestrians injured by the negligence of others, or injured in motor vehicle accident. Our Personal Injury Lawyers represent pedestrians injured in accidents in all jurisdictions, including in Mississauga, Brampton, Milton, Toronto, Newmarket, Vaughan, Orangeville, Oakville, Burlington, Bradford, Hamilton, Barrie, Oshawa, Kitchener and across Southwestern Ontario.
Call us today for a free case evaluation.
Types of Pedestrian Injuries
If you are a pedestrian who has been injured by the negligence of someone else, it can be one of the most traumatic experiences of your life. Pedestrian injuries sustained from a serious motor vehicle accident may lead to life changing consequences. Suffering as a pedestrian who has been injured by a motor vehicle can involve head injuries, brain injuries, neck injuries, fatal injuries, spinal cord injuries, broken bones, paraplegia, quadriplegia, vision loss, hearing loss, headaches, whiplash associated disorder, dismemberment, torn ligaments, fractures, paralysis, internal bleeding, permanent disfigurement, scarring, and more.
Compensation in a Pedestrian Accident case
Being injured as a pedestrian is traumatic. Holding the negligent individual responsible for your injuries and damages can be a confusing process. As a pedestrian, there are several areas of damages that you may be eligible to be compensated for. Some of these damages may include:
- Medical expenses, such as ambulance rides, hospital stays, doctors’ examinations, medication, and physical therapy
- Medical equipment required
- Lost employment wages
- Loss of future income due to limits on your earing ability
- Pain and suffering
Contacting the right pedestrian accident injury lawyer is important because an experienced pedestrian accident lawyer will be able to get you the compensation that you deserve.
Dealing with your loss of income due to time taken off work and potentially dealing with the stress of any long-term disabilities which may affect you post accident, is difficult enough.
As a pedestrian, you may experience pain at varying times after the accident, therefore it is important that you outline all of your symptoms to your medical physician, such as physical and psychological symptoms that may be affecting you. Sometimes a critical injury from a motor vehicle accident may not be apparent immediately after the accident, and oftentimes a person will experience injuries such as brain injuries days or weeks following the car accident. Multiple medical appointments may be necessary in order to outline to your doctor all of your symptoms wholly.
At Scardicchio Law Office Professional Corporation, our pedestrian accident injury lawyers will evaluate every aspect of your injury claim and work hard to recover the most compensation that you case is worth.
Liability in a pedestrian accident case
Liability is an issue that arises in pedestrian accident injury claims. Liability is concerned with whether the other person, or usually a driver, was negligent or reckless and is ultimately responsible for causing the pedestrian accident. It is important to gather all the information of any witnesses at the scene as well as details of the other driver’s license plate, driver’s license, name and address. Taking a photograph of the scene of the accident, your vehicle, your injuries, etc. is advisable to assist in getting a well-rounded perspective of the damage and injury that was caused. If your injury is so severe that you require an ambulance to transport you to the hospital, then there are usually police officers who will take down witness statements and ascertain the scope of how the accident occurred, or what others witnessed.
It is important that any pedestrian victims in an accident get the help they need by contacting our experienced pedestrian accident injury lawyers at Scardicchio Law Office Professional Corporation. We have the resources to see your case to completion.
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Reporting a car accident
Reporting a car accident in Ontario depends on a few factors. First, if the damage does not exceed $2,000, then you are not legally required to file a police accident report or call police to the scene of the accident. But, if an injury occurred, no matter the size of the damage, then you must call the police. Contact the collision reporting centre at:
Toronto Police Reporting Centre
York Region Police Reporting Centre
Hamilton Police Reporting Centre
HOW DO I ACCESS AUTO INSURANCE CLAIMS FORMS (ACCIDENT BENEFITS)?
You may find these on the Financial Services Commission of Ontario website, under Auto Insurance Claims Forms (OCF Forms):
OCF-1: Application for Accident Benefits
OCF-2: Employer’s Confirmation Form
OCF-3: Disability Certificate
OCF-19: Application for Determination of Catastrophic Impairment
How to settle your accident benefits claims?
If you have been injured in a car accident, and require access to Accident Benefits, then contact our Personal Injury Lawyers at Lawyers at Scardicchio Law Office Professional Corporation to get a free case evaluation and find out what your case is worth. Our team of Injury Lawyers can help settle your Accident Benefits claim.
Should I hire a Lawyer for my disability claim?
If you have sustained injuries from an accident and require assistance filing your Long-term or short-term Disability claim, or to appeal a denied Disability claim, you need to contact an experienced Personal Injury Lawyer immediately to discuss your case and the next steps that must be taken. At Scardicchio Law Office Professional Corporation, our Personal Injury Lawyers handle disability claims in Mississauga, Brampton, Milton, Toronto, Newmarket, Vaughan, Orangeville, Oakville, Burlington, Bradford, Hamilton, Barrie, Oshawa, Kitchener and across Southwestern Ontario.
Reporting Nursing Home Neglect
Reporting a nursing home neglect has multiple steps. Since nursing homes are heavily regulated by the Ministry of Health and Long-term care, it is prudent to advise the Ministry upon any suspicion of nursing home neglect, especially where it may have caused a serious injury, or contributed to a fatality of your loved one.
How long does it take to receive a settlement in a nursing home neglect case?
Depending on whether your case is complex and the willingess of the other party to settle, your case can take anywhere from a year to many years longer. Reporting your injuries to your doctor is important and ongoing. Nursing home neglect are complex, and these types of cases usually have procedural steps that must be taken by your experienced personal injury lawyer, especially if the neglect resulted in the death of your loved one. Call us today to discuss your nursing home neglect injury case.
Types of Injuries from Nursing Home Neglect
Some examples of nursing home neglect injuries include:
Malnutrition and dehydration
Improper use of restraints
Failure to follow plan-of-care
Types of Medical Malpractice Claims
Some examples of medical malpractice claims may include:
Child Birth Injuries
If you believe your doctor or health practitioner did not provide the standard of care during the birth of your child, it is important to contact a medical malpractice lawyer immediately.
Improper Use of medical equipment or sterilization
In the past, Ontario has seen cases where unsafe injection practices have led to a patient contracting serious terminal disease by infected blood or blood products, causing hepatitis.
Spinal Cord Injuries or Traumatic Brain Injuries
Brain injuries and spinal cord injuries are serious.
Physician’s Non-disclosure of Risks
If you have been injured by a physician’s negligence and were not provided with the material risks involved in a procedure, treatment or surgery, contact our office immediately.
If you were misdiagnosed by a physician, which resulted in serious injuries, contact our medical malpractice lawyers today.
Failure to diagnose
If a physician failed to properly diagnose your health condition, contact our lawyers to discuss your next steps.
If you have been injured due to the negligence of a Dentist, you may be entitled to compensation.
If you have been injured due to a negligent surgeon, contact our office to discuss your case.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO RECEIVE A SETTLEMENT IN A CAR ACCIDENT CASE?
Depending on whether your case is complex and the willingess of the other party to settle, your case can take anywhere from a year to many years longer. Reporting your injuries to your doctor is important and ongoing. Car accident cases usually have procedural steps that must be taken by your experienced personal injury lawyer. Call us today to discuss your car accident injury case.
License Appeal Tribunal Forms (LAT)
You may findthe application and response forms for a LAT dispute here:
Reporting a slip & fall injury to the City
Reporting a slip and fall to the City must be done within 10-days, or else your claim may be statute barred. In otherwords, if you fall on City property, you must contact them to advise them of the claim. It is important to get a reference number for the call, the name of the individual you spoke to and, generally, if it can be done in writtin, this is the best manner in which to notify the City of the fall.
How long does it take to receive a settlement for a slip & fall injury case?
Depending on whether your case is complex and the willingess of the other party to settle, your case can take anywhere from a year to many years longer. Reporting your injuries to your doctor is important and ongoing. Slip and fall accident cases usually have procedural steps that must be taken by your experienced personal injury lawyer. Call us today to discuss your slip and fall accident injury case.
Should I hire a Lawyer for my slip & fall injury?
It is important to contact an experienced slip and fall Injury Lawyer immediately. The first step is to seek medical attention and advise your medical practitioner, or hospital, of the injuries. At Scardicchio Law Office Professional Corporation, we offer contingency fee retainers on most personal injury cases, which means you do not have to pay unless we win, subject to any disbursements that may be applicable.
What is my brain injury case worth?
Contacting the right accident injury lawyers is important because an experienced motor vehicle accident lawyer will be able to get you the compensation that you deserve. Dealing with your loss of income due to time taken off work and potentially dealing with the stress of any long-term disabilities which may affect you post accident, is difficult enough. It is important that you outline all of your symptoms to your medical physician, such as physical and psychological symptoms that may be affecting you.
Sometimes a critical injury from a motor vehicle accident may not be apparent immediately after the accident, and oftentimes a person will experience injuries such as brain injuries days or weeks following the car accident. Multiple medical appointments may be necessary in order to outline to your doctor all of your symptoms wholly. Our car accident injury lawyers will help fill out your accident benefit claims, and deal with other factors with the insurance company that come with a car accident injury claim. We can assist with Medical Rehabilitation Benefits forms; Caregiver Benefits forms; Out-of-pocket expense forms; employer confirmation forms, and catastrophic impairment forms.
Claims Arising from a Motorcycle Accident
There are at least two types of claims that arise in motor vehicle accidents, when you are not at-fault. Initially, the accident benefits claim must be submitted to the insurer as soon as possible given the strict deadlines for making a claim. Some accident benefits included in a claim are medical and rehabilitation benefits, income replacement benefits, attendant care benefits, non-earner benefits, care-giver benefits, home modification benefits, as well as catastrophic benefits and others. If you pay for optional benefits, you may be entitled to further enhanced benefits. In order to ensure you are receiving your maximum entitlement to benefits, you should speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer to discuss your case.
A Tort claim against the driver responsible for the accident is allowed for general damages, special damages, Family Law Act claims and any other loses not compensated for through the accident benefits. There are strict notice periods and legal tests to determine if and when a claim should commence. An experienced personal injury lawyer can assist you in pursuing your claim for damages. Contact our office today and speak to a lawyer who can assess your case. Those individuals who have further insurance coverage through a group benefits plan or other disability insurance, may be entitled to further benefits, such as short-term disability benefits and long-term disability benefits.
Catastrophic injuries, as defined by the Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule, are quite severe and usually require case manager services. These complex claims must be handled by a litigation lawyer who has experience dealing with catastrophic injuries. If you have suffered a catastrophic injury, contact our law firm to discuss your next steps.
If the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO) Dismissed your Complaint, you can still Seek Compensation for Your Injuries
A complaint to the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO) is different than a civil claim. The CPSO has the authority to reprimand a physician for their conduct, though they do not have the authority to order compensation be paid to you. Thus, this can only happen if a civil action has been commenced.
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