An elderly couple was driving inside a parking garage near Bay and Bloor streets in Toronto when they were struck by another vehicle. Panicking, the driver accelerated rather than braked according to witnesses. The car ended up flipped on its hood.
Amazingly, the occupants of the flipped car – both in their 90’s – were able to walk away from the accident and the other driver wasn’t injured either. It did however take rescue crews a long time to flip the car back over and remove it from the scene.
No charges have been laid, leaving the drivers and their insurance companies to sort out the damages.
There are a couple of issues you should be thinking about in this type of situation.
- First, the accident happened in a parking garage, which is typically considered private property. The rules and regulations that apply to public roads, traffic laws and so on don’t necessarily apply in this situation.
- Second, you may be able to walk away from an accident, but it doesn’t mean that you haven’t sustained an injury.
You’ll need to take action to get expert advice.
The First Step
If you are involved in a car accident, the effects to your health may not be immediately obvious. It can take time for doctors to diagnose a car injury properly and determine whether it will lead to a permanent disability. Rather than waiting for this determination to be made and running the risk of losing the right to seek compensation for injuries and lost wages from the at-fault driver, an accident victim should get medical attention and contact a car accident lawyer right away.
We Focus On Car & Motor Vehicle Accidents
Petrillo Law has been providing competent, caring legal advice to car accident victims in Mississauga, Toronto, the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and across Ontario for over 20 years. We can evaluate a case to determine whether it meets the provincial threshold required to start a lawsuit as well as represent injured people who have been denied accident benefits by their own insurance company.
Being injured in a motor vehicle accident is a traumatic event and Petrillo Law has the knowledge and experience to help accident victims receive the benefits and compensation that they are entitled to. We understand what our clients are going through and are ready and willing to look after dealing with the insurance companies so that you can focus on recovering from your injuries.