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Pedestrian accidents are, unfortunately, an all too common occurrence in the province of Ontario, with thousands of pedestrians getting hurt every year. While drivers have the protection offered by a car's safety equipment, pedestrians are often severely injured as a result of being struck by a motor vehicle. Broken bones, bruises, muscle tears, and other injuries can turn the life of a pedestrian accident victim upside down.
No matter the reason for the accident, whether it was caused by bad weather, road conditions, driver negligence or impairment, if you were struck by a motor vehicle in Ontario, you deserve compensation for your injuries. Victims of pedestrian accidents usually require months of therapy and various medical treatment, which when combined with lost wages can quickly add up and put undue stress on the victim and their families.
Fortunately, the law is on the side of pedestrians, and even though the legislation pertaining to pedestrian accidents is the same as motor vehicle accidents. There is one major difference, it is up to the at-fault party to prove their innocence. This represents a legal term known as "reverse onus" that allows victims of pedestrian accidents to get much higher amounts of compensation.
If you or a loved one was struck by a motor vehicle in Ontario, you are entitled to compensation for your injuries. Contact BLF Law, and get the peace of mind that comes from having one of the province's highest ranked and recommended personal injury law firms on your side.