Pedestrian Injury Compensation
Pedestrian accidents happen frequently on Britain’s streets and pavements and there continues to be a serious threat to the safety of walkers, shoppers and passers-by every day.
Pedestrians are often the most vulnerable victims of road traffic accidents as they have no bodywork, like passengers or drivers of a car have, to protect them from the impact of a crash.
According to Department for Transport figures, in 2016, 23,550 pedestrians were injured in road traffic accidents, 3,397 of which were seriously injured. Sadly, 448 pedestrians were fatally injured.
If you have been injured as a pedestrian in an accident caused by a driver or cyclist, you may be entitled to claim compensation. Call our solicitors on 0800 342 3206 or contact us online today to find out more.
Main causes of pedestrian accident claims
Jefferies Solicitors help clients with all different types of pedestrian accident claims. Some occur more often than others. Below are some of the more common types.
- High impact road traffic collisions
- Hit and run accidents
- Accidents while waiting at bus stops
- Crossing roads
- Accidents caused by uninsured drivers
- Accidents caused by individuals driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
Common types of injuries resulting from pedestrian accidents
Pedestrians involved in road accidents can sustain a wide range of injuries, however, some of the more common injuries we see at Jefferies are:
Proving your case
Pedestrian accident claims can involve extremely serious injuries which are often life-changing. Sometimes even death occurs, devastating a whole family.
For a pedestrian accident claim to be successful it needs to be demonstrable that another party was responsible for the accident. Having photographs or eyewitness statements to prove the blame was the other party can help with the success of your claim.
It is also recommended you keep all receipts relating to medical expenses incurred regarding your injury, including prescription receipts. It may also be able to factor private healthcare into your compensation settlement fee.
Drivers’ duty of care to pedestrians
The onus is on drivers of motorised vehicles rather than pedestrians when it comes to being safe on the roads. They are required to drive with the necessary due care and attention that protects themselves and fellow road users.
Pedestrian claims with Jefferies Solicitors
Our focus is to take care of our clients’ needs and interests first and foremost. In some cases, it can be possible to get interim compensation payments which will help pay for any medical treatment while your case is ongoing.
We usually work on a no win, no fee basis, so you are able to make a claim without paying a penny. Please call our pedestrian accidents claims team today for more information on how we can help you. Call 0800 342 3206 or make an online enquiry to begin your claim.