Pedestrian fatalities have become an all-too-common occurrence in the GTA. Despite every effort to make Toronto one of the safest and most pedestrian-friendly cities, automobile and pedestrian accidents still occur on a regular basis
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Toronto, Canada (PRWEB) September 23, 2013
Rotondo Law Firm (http://www.RotondoLaw.com), a Greater Toronto Area (GTA) personal injury law firm and GTA wrongful death law firm, is releasing an expert opinion on recent automobile pedestrian collisions in the GTA following an accident near Humber College in which a woman was killed after being struck by a vehicle.
“Pedestrian fatalities have become an all-too-common occurrence in the GTA. Despite every effort to make Toronto one of the safest and most pedestrian-friendly cities, automobile and pedestrian accidents still occur on a regular basis,” says P. Michael Rotondo, lead counsel at Rotondo Law Firm. “Most recently, a woman died from injuries sustained after being struck by a truck at a crosswalk on Humber College Boulevard; the 18-year-old driver of the truck was unhurt. And on September 3, a young girl was struck and killed by a large commercial truck on the first day of school at C.W. Jefferys at the intersection of Sentinel Road and Lamberton Boulevard in North York.” [1, 2]
According to Toronto Police Services, pedestrian deaths, at 24, accounted for more than half of all traffic collision fatalities in 2012. Since 2007, pedestrian deaths have outnumbered all other forms of traffic deaths, including drivers, cyclists, motorcyclists, and passengers. On top of that, 2013 is shaping up to be the worst year for pedestrian fatalities since 2009. 
“Not unlike an automobile collision, the law surrounding accidents involving pedestrians and motor vehicles is very complex,” Rotondo observes. “What many people fail to understand is that a pedestrian is entitled to seek the same financial compensation as a motorist. If you or a loved one has been injured or killed as a result of a motor vehicle accident, it’s imperative that you contact a personal injury lawyer immediately. At Rotondo Law Firm, we employ professional physiotherapists, occupational therapists, and other medical therapists to assist you in your recovery, and work closely with you to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.”
Rotondo Law Firm is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Toronto and has been providing personal injury law services to clients since 1999. Over the last 14 years, Rotondo Law Firm has been providing its clients with the highest level of legal service, spanning many areas of personal injury law, including trip and fall accidents; motor vehicle, pedestrian, motorcycle, and bicycle accidents; brain injuries; air flight accidents; accident benefit claims; and wrongful dismissal claims. Whether their clients have been injured in a car accident, are owed compensation from insurance, or have been wrongfully dismissed, Rotondo Law will work diligently to ensure they receive the settlement they deserve. More information on Rotondo Law Firm is available by visiting the firm's web site at http://www.RotondoLaw.com or by calling 416-868-0900.
1. Tepper, S., “Pedestrian struck and killed on Humber College Blvd.,” Toronto Star web site, Sept. 27, 2013; http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2013/08/27/pedestrian_struck_and_killed_on_humber_college_blvd.html.
2. Gheciu, A. N., “Straight-A student killed by truck en route to school,” Toronto Star web site, Sept. 3, 2013; http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2013/09/03/truck_hits_teen_pedestrian_in_front_of_school.html.
3. “Fewer fatalities on Toronto roadways in 2011,” TorontoNews24.com, January 2012; http://www.torontonews24.com/toronto-news/18-community-and-events/545-fewer-fatalities-on-toronto-roadways-in-2011, Criger, E., “24 pedestrians killed in Toronto this year,” CityNews web site, Sept. 6, 2013; http://www.citynews.ca/2013/09/06/24-pedestrians-killed-in-toronto-this-year/.