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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Is it always the fault of the pedestrian if they get hit by a car?


    Is it always the fault of the pedestrian if they get hit by a car?

    When you are involved in a road traffic accident, it isn’t always clear who is at fault for the incident that has occurred. When we use roads – and roadsides, for that matter – we all must adhere to The Highway Code to minimise the risk of road traffic accidents.

    We have all heard tales of car collisions caused due to the fault of the pedestrian or error in judgement, whether they have walked out into a road without checking it was safe to do so or assumed right of way.

    What isn’t clear is whether all road-related accidents are the fault of the pedestrian.

    Can drivers be blamed for road accidents or is it always the fault of the pedestrian?

    A driver can certainly be held liable for a car accident, if they have failed to drive in a responsible manner, respecting The Highway Code and with consideration of weather conditions and other road users.

    This means that the driver must have adhered to any relevant road signs and rules for motorists, as well as driving responsibly to suit the road condition and weather, in accordance to guidelines set out in The Highway Code.

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    When a driver fails to meet these expectations, and a road accident occurs, liability could be placed at the feet of the driver, rather than it being the pedestrian’s fault.

    When it isn’t the pedestrian’s fault: Assessing liability

    It can be difficult to prove liability without the relevant legal experience to support your case. That’s why, at Accident Advice Helpline, we are committed to assisting victims of road-related injury in assessing liability and determining whether or not they have a case to claim personal injury compensation for their road accident injury.

    Accident Advice Helpline

    At Accident Advice Helpline, our team of in-house lawyers has over 15 years’ experience assisting victims of road-related injury. No matter the nature of your claim, whether you were the driver or pedestrian, we can help you determine your eligibility to claim and manage the claims process for you.

    Recuperate at home, knowing that your claim is in expert hands. So long as your accident occurred within the last three years, and you are able to provide evidence to suggest liability and to support your injury claim, we can help you recover the compensation you deserve.

    Call us today on 0800 689 0500. Our free phone helpline is open 24 hours, seven days a week for your convenience.

    Date Published: December 9, 2015

    Author: David Brown

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