Pedestrian Accident Solicitors
If you’ve been injured as a pedestrian, the process of claiming compensation can seem complex and stressful at first. However, we help to make the process simple, clear and straightforward for you. We have many years’ experience of managing a wide range of personal injury compensation claims, including injuries suffered by pedestrians. Our legal specialists will help you determine the causes of the incident, claim for compensation and plan for life after your injuries.
Our specialist team provides expert legal advice in different languages to clients who have been involved in workplace accidents. They operate on a No Win No Fee basis, meaning that you won’t pay any fees unless your case is successful.
How can accidents arise as a pedestrian?
Many incidents occur at crossings, on pavements or when crossing a road. They are often caused by motorists neglecting their duty of care towards pedestrians, or even all road users. This could include excessive speed, ignoring traffic lights or not paying proper attention, due to distractions such as their mobile phone.
Other factors such as dark nights, extreme weather, roadworks or changes in the layout of a road can all make an accident more likely. As a pedestrian, you will always be a more vulnerable user of roads and crossings than a motorist would be. As a result, the risk of a severe injury with very significant consequences is much greater for pedestrians.
What type of injuries can I claim for?
We can advise on any injury, ranging from minor ones right through to catastrophic, life-changing injuries. Sadly, pedestrians are killed every year on roads in the UK. Should you suffer the loss of a loved one or family member due to a pedestrian incident, we can help you claim for compensation.
How much compensation might I receive?
The amount of compensation you receive for your injuries very much depends on your specific circumstances. That’s why we recommend that you get in touch with us promptly so that we can discuss the specifics of your accident in more detail.
You may be able to claim for the following if they are a direct result of your injuries:
- Compensation for distress and upheaval
- Loss of earnings and financial losses incurred
- Medical costs, prescription fees, care and rehabilitation costs
- Damage to any property you had with you at the time of the incident
- Travel expenses incurred as a result of the incident, such as hire cars or taxis
Do I have a valid claim for compensation?
If you can answer yes to all three of the following questions, we recommend that you contact us to discuss your circumstances further:
- Was the incident within the last three years?
- Was someone else to blame for the incident?
- Were you injured as a result of the incident?
Answering ‘yes’ to all three doesn’t mean that a successful claim is certain. However, these questions are key to the claims process. Answering yes to all three does indicate that you have a greater chance of being entitled to claims. Getting prompt, specialist legal advice could be beneficial.
Because of the three-year time limit, it’s important that you contact us promptly so that we can start the process for you.
How do I begin a compensation claim as a pedestrian?
Call us on 0208 1111 911 or contact us through the website and we’ll discuss your circumstances with you. The first call usually takes about 15 minutes and in that time we can usually determine whether or not it’s realistic to pursue a claim for compensation.