Rotondo Law Firm, a Leading Toronto Personal Injury Law Firm, Cautions Pedestrians to Be Careful After Fatalities in Toronto Hit 10-Year High


Rotondo Law Firm (www.RotondoLaw.com), a Greater Toronto Area (GTA) personal injury law firm and GTA wrongful death law firm, is cautioning pedestrians to be careful after the city's Traffic Safety Unit announced that pedestrian fatalities in Toronto

toronto (I-Newswire) December 23, 2013 - Rotondo Law Firm (www.RotondoLaw.com), a Greater Toronto Area (GTA) personal injury law firm and GTA wrongful death law firm, is cautioning pedestrians to be careful after the city's Traffic Safety Unit announced that pedestrian fatalities in Toronto recently hit a 10-year high.

On Thursday, December 5, a pedestrian crossing the street was struck and killed by a Toyota Corolla traveling northbound on Dumont Street near Otonoabee Avenue. The 77-year-old victim is Toronto's 38th pedestrian fatality of 2013, bringing the total number of traffic fatalities in the city to 61-a 10-year high. This year has been particularly bad for seniors; the 77-year-old woman is one of 22 seniors who have been struck and killed in 2013. (Source: Chu, S., "Woman, 77, is Toronto's 38th pedestrian fatality this year," December 5, 2013; www.citynews.ca/2013/12/05/woman-77-is-torontos-38th-pedestrian-fatality-this-year/.)

"With less than a month left in 2013, the number of pedestrian fatalities is expected to rise," says P. Michael Rotondo, lead counsel at Rotondo Law Firm. "Accidents involving pedestrians tend to increase during the winter months with fewer daylight hours and worsening road conditions."

The main cause of fatalities this year has been pedestrians crossing outside a crosswalk or intersection, followed closely by drivers turning and hitting pedestrians at intersections where the pedestrian had the right-of-way. Rotondo notes that drivers and pedestrians can alleviate risk by paying particular attention to these two areas.

"Accidents involving pedestrians can happen for any number of reasons: drivers can be distracted, negligent, and even reckless," he adds. "Regardless of why, accidents involving pedestrians can be very devastating and lead to serious physical and emotional pain and suffering. On top of that, pedestrians injured by motor vehicles can face costly medical bills and lost wages, and the injuries can also lead to death."

"Pedestrians injured in motor vehicle accidents in the Greater Toronto Area and family members of those killed should consult with a seasoned personal injury lawyer immediately after the accident occurs," Rotondo concludes. "In most cases, fault can be established against the driver of a vehicle if a pedestrian is hit while crossing the street in accordance with traffic laws. And even if the pedestrian is partly at fault, they may still be entitled to compensation."

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 www.RotondoLaw.com or by calling 416-868-0900.






About Rotondo Law Firm

Rotondo law firm helps you for personal injury claims and all accident related services. So get a le   More..gal help especially for clients for greater Toronto area. For more details you can visit us at www.rotondolaw.com or call us on 416-868-0900Less..

Contact Information

Rotondo Law Firm
Michael Rotondo
372 Bay Street, Suite 1906, Toronto, Ontario
M5H2W9
Phone : 416-868-0900

Published in:

Legal / Law > Law Technology

Published On:

December 23, 2013

Print Release:

If you have questions regarding information in this press release contact the company listed above. I-Newswire.com is a press release service and not the author of this press release.The information that is on or available through this site is for informational purposes only and speaks only as of the particular date or dates of that information. As some companies and PR Agencies submit their press releases once per week,month or quarter, make sure to check the official company website for accurate release dates as our site displays the I-Newswire.com press release distribution date only.We do not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of information on or available through this site, and we are not responsible for or omissions in that information or for actions taken in reliance on that information.


Related Releases

How to Defend Cases in Medico Legal Services
The following points given below to defend cases in medico legal services.

'Nuisance' Introductory Tenant Escapes Eviction
In a stern reminder to local authorities that even introductory tenants have rights, a council has suffered costly defeat in its legal campaign to evict an alleged nuisance tenant who had mental health problems and whose ability to read and write was

Gardere Names Five New Partners in Dallas, Houston
Scott Ellis, Jason Fulmer, Jessica Glatzer Mason, Audrey Momanaee and James Scott named as partners at the Texas law firm of Gardere Wynne Sewell.

Andrew P. Lehman, J.D., CFLA Founder, Offers Litigation Services and Mortgage Securitization Classes
Andrew P. Lehman J.D., CFLA CEO announces mortgage securitization auditor certification classes, expert witness testimony, forensic loan audits and litigation packages.

Gamm Legal Services LLC Announces 24 Customer Service
People who get into debt and need a good Bankruptcy Lawyer find it hard to find one. However, Gamm Legal Services LLC just changed that.



© Copyright 2003-2014 I-Newswire.com All rights reserved