A car-bicycle accident case or pedestrian knock down case involves a “reverse onus” according to the provisions of the Highway Traffic Act. This creates a “reverse onus” situation whereby the motorist is essentially assumed negligent until proven otherwise if they have hit a pedestrian or cyclist with their vehicle. The onus is on the driver of the vehicle to prove that they were not at fault. The Ontario Court of Appeal has held that pedestrians are deemed to have acted reasonably and rationally unless the facts show otherwise. The outcomes of these collisions are usually very serious and can have a devastating effect on the life of the victim. Let the experience and expertise of Todd Barney ensure that your rights are protected and you receive the compensation to which you may be entitled.
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