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Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer : Ottawa pedestrian accident King Edward and Daly results in head injury and shoulder injury.

Ottawa Pedestrian Accident

Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth. An Ottawa accident has left a woman in an Ottawa  hospital yesterday afternoon after she was hit by a car on King Edward street, close to Daly. The driver immediately tried to help the pedestrian. She was rushed to a nearby Ottawa hospital and treated for a head injury and shoulder injury. I wish her a full recovery.

This is a very busy intersection in Ottawa and not the first accident we have reported on at this location. This is also a high pedestrian traffic area.  It’s obvious as to why but a high percentage of pedestrian accidents result in serious long-term injuries, catastrophic injuries and sometimes wrongful death. Most pedestrians are unaware of the accidents benefits they are entitled should they be injured in an accident. Accident Benefits that a pedestrian may be entitled to are income replacement benefits, attendant care benefits, non-earner benefits, caregiver benefits, visitors’ expenses, medical and rehabilitation benefits that are not covered by the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP), as well as  housekeeping and home maintenance benefits

Because many pedestrians don’t own vehicles, they  are unaware of all the accident benefits that are available to themselves and possibly their family members. Along with an accident benefits claim, pedestrians can also commence a tort claim against the driver who hit them. In Ontario, pedestrians can file both lawsuits at the same time.

Accident Benefits Claims for pedestrian accidents

Many pedestrians are unaware of their rights when it comes to insurance and accident claims. If a pedestrian has their own insurance, they can file for accident benefits through their own insurance company. If a pedestrian does not have their own insurance, pedestrians can claim compensation from the automobile insurance company of the driver that hit them. If it is discovered that the driver does not have insurance, an injured pedestrian can make a claim through the Motor Vehicle Accident Claims (MVAC) Fund.

Pedestrian Accidents and Suing the at-Fault driver

Pedestrians can also sue the at-fault driver for compensation and must notify the insurance company of the driver within 120 days from date of accident and the lawsuit must be filed within two years of the accident.

Experienced personal injury lawyer can help walk through all the options you have after a pedestrian accident.

 

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