Accident Compensation Helpline
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Claiming pedestrian injury compensation can be daunting
If you were hit by a car that mounted the pavement, or a vehicle that failed to stop at a zebra crossing or a speeding car while you crossed the road – call us as soon as you can on 0800 0511 511 for guidance around making a claim.
In 2019, 1,743 pedestrians were reportedly injured or killed on Britain’s roads; and you might be interested to know that there were far more male pedestrians than females involved.
Pedestrian accidents are mostly caused by drivers driving too fast or without paying attention, or driving while over the alcohol limit, meaning that their driving was impaired. These types of driving are unacceptable and if anyone is injured as a direct result, whether or not they are a pedestrian, the driver must be held responsible.
We know that the thought of claiming pedestrian injury compensation can be daunting – especially if you are still suffering from your injuries and, possibly, the psychological trauma of the accident. We understand how difficult this is, but our sympathetic and experienced advisors will talk you through the circumstances and help you make the first steps in your claim for compensation.
Your solicitor will take on your claim on a no win no fee basis. This means there is absolutely no financial risk to you – so if your claim does not succeed you won’t have to pay out anything. If you win, your legal fees will be a percentage of the compensation you win (but never any more than 25%). Your solicitor will explain how this works in practice.
Can I claim as a pedestrian?
All drivers have a duty of care towards other road users, and thisincludes pedestrians. So if the driver was driving to a poor standard and you were injured as a result, you will have a very good pedestrian injury claim.
The fact is, no-one expects to walk from one place to another, or go out for their daily dog walk or simply go for a stroll to the corner shop and be injured by a motor vehicle. However, there is a very real risk of pedestrians, especially children and the elderly, stepping unexpectedly into the road. There’s also the risk of drivers not concentrating and failing to stop at a zebra crossing or of turning corners too fast and mounting the pavement and clipping or hitting a pedestrian.
100% No Win No Fee Nothing to pay if you lose
Customers typically pay a success fee of 25% of the compensation awarded to cover legal costs. This may vary, but will always be agreed with your solicitors upfront.
If you would like to know more about your available options, we’re here to help. It’s free to talk to us – and there’s no pressure to start a claim.
What we will do for you
But whatever the nature and extent of your injuries, if they were caused by someone else you deserve compensating, for the simple reason that road accidents involving pedestrians should not happen.
Thankfully, your compensation will reflect the full nature and extent of your injuries and suffering to ensure you receive a fair amount of compensation. To get started on your claim, you just need to give us a call on 0800 0511 511. When we speak with you, our friendly advisers will take a few details about how you were hit, the injuries you have suffered and the impact on your life.
They will then help you access free specialist legal advice from experienced injury lawyers, who will give you a clear picture of how your claim can then proceed.
What compensation can I claim?
Personal Injury Compensation
Loss of earnings
Medical expenses and rehabilitation costs
You can also claim for any accident-related financial losses (‘special damages’), such as:
What if the accident was a ‘hit and run’?
If the driver is known (or eventually traced) and it turns out they were not insured, you need not worry because you can still make a claim. The law recognises that pedestrians who are injured in such circumstances should not be penalised for criminal behaviour such as driving without insurance or failing to stop at the scene of an accident.
So, you can still make an injury claim and this will be made to an organisation called the Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) (your solicitor will be able to do this for you). However, it is an MIB requirement that the police have been informed of the accident, so if you are the victim of a ‘hit and run’, you must notify the police as soon as you can to get it on record.
What should I do now?
It is important to get in touch with our advisors now while the accident is fresh in your mind. The sooner you call us, the quicker we can partner you with the right specialist lawyer and your claim going.
You can count on our support from the outset. Our aim is to make the compensation process simple and straightforward for you, removing the stress as much as we can.