Accidents Involving Pedestrians

Pedestrians are amongst the most vulnerable of all road users.

Whether at a crossing, traffic lights, or bystander, it is sadly only too easy for a pedestrian to get caught up in an accident on the road. For the elderly and children, the risks are only increased. Any number of road accidents can result in pedestrians being hurt: amongst the most common are the driver failing to pay due care and attention to the road, speeding vehicles, or bad road conditions (black ice, potholes or similar).

The results of any road accident can be to cause serious harm to pedestrians – and others. Aside from burns, sprains and cuts, some injuries received by pedestrians can be much more serious.  Broken limbs, spinal and head injuries and internal injuries can all be result of a road traffic accident. Quite apart from any physical injuries, the emotional and mental trauma following being involved in an accident as a pedestrian can also be equally significant and long lasting.

Those injuries can all take a very long time to heal fully. Indeed, some injuries can be more serious than initially thought, or be long term injuries. Aside from any medical care and treatment, some injuries can require (often extensive) alterations to home or work life. Time off work was most certainly be needs to help recover from your injuries, and to respond to any medical treatment. However, the resulting loss of earnings incurred will very often put great strain upon household finances.

 

After The Accident

After being caught up in a road accident as a pedestrian, it is crucial to seek medical attention immediately. Vehicles have safety features to protect drivers and passengers : pedestrians do not, and as such tend to suffer the worst in any road accidents.

The road accident must also be investigated, either by the police or insurance companies (as appropriate), in order to establish the cause of the accident. For any such investigation, or later legal action, it is important to get information about the parties involved, and to get the details of any eyewitnesses. Video, CCTV or other imagery of the accident can also be helpful in the subsequent investigation.

Similarly, it is often necessary to keep a record of any medical correspondence, diagnoses and treatments, to aid in the investigation itself, or in any legal action later. After all, after it has been established who the at fault party was, it is your legal right to make claim against them, provided the accident was within the last three years, and additional legal criteria are met.

If you are considering making any such legal claim after being injured as a pedestrian – it is always advisable to use an expert – such as the personal injury specialists at CompesationClaims.co.

 

Talk to Us

After being involved in a road accident as a pedestrian, and being injured as a result, the last thing on your mind will be compensation. Whilst recovering from sometimes extensive injuries, the last thing you need is to be caught up in endless, complicated and expensive civil litigation.

That is where CompensationClaims.co can help. Our specialist personal injury lawyers will handle your compensation claim on your behalf, and will set out to secure the best possible settlement for you. after assessing whether you can indeed make a claim for compensation, our team will outline the legal options open to you, and will manage the case for you, so you can focus on recovering from your injuries, without the added concern of ongoing litigation.

We prefer to use a “no win, no fee” method of funding. Properly known as a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA), what this means is that you do not pay us until your claim is successfully settled. As such, you can seek compensation for your road accident injuries at little or no financial risk to yourself.

 

If you have been involved in a road traffic accident that was not your fault as a pedestrian within the last three years, and were injured as a result – you could very well be entitled to claim compensation from the at fault party. Call us on 0161 447 9193 today, to speak to our team of personal injury law experts, to see whether you could receive compensation for any injuries received after a road accident as a pedestrian.