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Waking up to the sun shining, a gentle breeze blowing, and birds chirping is a great excuse to get outside and go for a walk. So, you get up, get ready, and soon find yourself in a hospital bed after being hit by a car. Not exactly something you expected, but now you need to act and find a skilled pedestrian accidents lawyer who can come and meet you bedside. That’s where MG Law comes in.
In many cases when a driver strikes a person, the driver will claim to have not seen you until it was too late. Whether it’s a case of distracted driving, speeding or any other cause, the consequences can be life-changing for the pedestrian that was struck.
In the event of a lawsuit, the driver will have to prove that they did everything they could to avoid hitting you. Unfortunately, whether you were in the right or the wrong, it won’t affect the length of your recovery. MG Law has dealt with both sides of pedestrian accidents and can be your guide to resolution.
Whether you are from Ontario or from Quebec visiting Ontario, we will review your case for free to help you get started and ensure you feel comfortable moving forward. Pedestrian accidents can have serious, life-changing injuries and our team of pedestrian accidents lawyers will go above and beyond to make sure you don’t just get the compensation you deserve, but also get the rehabilitation help you need to heal.
Ottawa pedestrian accidents are often caused by:
- Motor vehicles turning left
- Motor vehicles changing lanes
- Motorcyclists suddenly switching lanes
- Distracted or impaired driving
- Poor roadway maintenance
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Need an Ottawa pedestrian accidents lawyer? We’re on your side
If you’re an Ontario resident injured in province, having an experienced pedestrian accidents lawyer on your side can make all the difference. They’ll handle the finer details of your case, so you can focus on your recovery and rehabilitation. MG Law’s pedestrian accidents lawyers will handle the insurance matters and make sure the right party is held accountable for the accident.
Remember, we also help Quebec residents injured in Ontario too. If you’re visiting Ontario from Quebec and suffered a pedestrian accident that wasn’t your fault, your first step should be visiting SAAQ for more information. SAAQ will outline the basics of what you need to know about you rights in Ontario. We know this can be a stressful time and our bilingual pedestrian accident lawyers are here to fight for the pedestrian accident settlement you deserve.
Get the pedestrian accident settlement you deserve
Helping people recover pedestrian accident compensation is what we do. We’ve been doing it for years. Put MG Law in your corner and benefit from our experienced pedestrian accidents lawyers who deal with the unique process of pedestrian accidents like second nature. Our team can deliver legal advice in your choice of English, French, Greek, Mandarin, Russian, Spanish, Ukrainian, Punjabi, Hindi, and all Arabic dialects. Therefore, you can seek the pedestrian accident settlement you deserve in a language that is comfortable for you. Whether you’re making a claim for lost wages, pain and suffering, medical bills, or even just damages sustained to your belongings, we’ll work with you to get results.
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We have the experience and knowledge to help get you the compensation you deserve. Our team communicates in English, French, Greek, Mandarin, Russian, Spanish, Ukrainian, Punjabi, Hindi, and all Arabic dialects, so you can feel more comfortable with our representation.
Hurt in a pedestrian accident? Learn more about your options
Statutory Accident Benefits
If you were hit by a vehicle, you are eligible to receive money to pay your medical bills and other expenses relating to the accident. In Ontario, Statutory Accident Benefits are available for every person who was injured in the accident, regardless of fault.
These benefits include:
Medical and Rehabilitation Benefit
- Standard Medical and Rehabilitation benefits – Up to $65,000 for medical, rehabilitation, and attendant care benefits, including assessment costs, for a duration of 5 years;
Consider options to increase your limits:
- Up to $130,000 for medical, rehabilitation, and attendant care benefits, including assessment costs, for a duration of 5 years or;
- Up to $1,000,000 for medical, rehabilitation and attendant care including assessment costs, for lifetime duration benefits.
Housekeeping and Home Maintenance Expenses
If you are unable to perform your usual duties due to your injuries, this benefit pays for reasonable and necessary additional expenses for someone to complete your usual duties.
- Standard benefit – up to $100 per week, but available only for Catastrophic injuries;
- Consider Optional benefit – up to $100 per week, available for all injuries.
Income Replacement Benefit
If you cannot work as the result of an auto accident, you may be eligible for basic weekly income replacement benefits of up to $400. This benefit commences after one week.
Consider Optional benefit – up to $800 per week;
After your accident has been reported to the insurance companies involved in the accident, you should receive an Accident Benefits application. This form must be completed and submitted within 30 days. MG Law is able to help you complete these forms.
Injured in a car accident where no one involved has insurance?
If you were injured in a car accident and no one involved has auto insurance, you may be eligible for compensation from the Motor Vehicle Accident Claims Fund. The Government of Ontario established the fund to help injured parties receive compensation for injuries or property damage in situations exactly like this.
There are different benefits you can receive under the Motor Vehicle Accident Claims Fund, such as:
- Accident benefits if you suffered an injury
- Death and funeral benefits on behalf of someone who died
- Compensation for personal injury or property damage (doesn’t include vehicles)
In order to be eligible, you must:
- Live in Ontario
- Be injured in a collision where no one had auto insurance (You were a pedestrian, cyclist, or the passenger of the vehicle)
- Were injured or have property damage over $100
- If your claim is over $3,000, you must take legal action against the uninsured motorist through civil action
Learn more about the Motor Vehicle Accident Claims Fund here.
What happens if the car accident was a hit and run?
If you don’t know who hit you because the other car failed to remain at the scene, then it’s treated as a normal insurance claim, and you would be covered.
Ottawa pedestrian accidents can happen anywhere and anytime. Trust MG Law’s pedestrian accidents lawyers to help.
Getting the compensation you deserve can be a big challenge unless you have an experienced law firm at your side like MG Law. At MG Law, our pedestrian accident lawyers will work on your behalf to get results for you. We work hard to provide you with all the details, so you can make informed decisions going forward. In fact, our team provides legal services in English, French, Greek, Mandarin, Russian, Ukrainian, Punjabi, Hindi, and all Arabic dialects, to serve you better.
Call 613-730-8460 to get your free consultation. This meeting will allow us to get to know you and learn more about your accident, while at the same time allowing you to have your questions answered. You don’t have to face these unknown hurdles alone with MG Law at your side.
Important steps to take when injured
It’s important to remember that injuries can take some time to present themselves. If you’ve been in a bad accident, it’s important to take these steps regardless of how you feel, as it may take a few days or weeks for the full extent of your injuries to become apparent.
Police reports are a valuable part of any court proceeding, so ensuring that the police have all the information you have available will reflect positively on your case.
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