From a young age we are all told how to use the roads to reduce the risk of our involvement in a pedestrian-related road traffic accident.
While we all understand that using designated crossings is the safest way to cross, it is just as important that we walk across the road at the right time, waiting for the green light before walking regardless of whether the cars have stopped or not.
Failing to wait for the green man
In question to the number of accidents that caused a pedestrian injury or death, the Department of Transport’s Reported Road Casualties Great Britain: 2013 Annual Report highlighted that hurried pedestrian action was accountable for 28 per cent of pedestrian road accidents.
This came second only to the 59 per cent caused by the pedestrian failing to look properly before walking onto the road.
These figures suggest that a large proportion of pedestrian-related road accidents can be avoided if an appropriate level of precaution is taken before crossing the road. This includes waiting for the green crossing signal before walking out into the road.
Claiming for pedestrian accidents
At times, accidents occur through no fault of our own. We can take all necessary precautions and adhere to the highway code, and still find ourselves victim to road-related personal injury.
If you have been involved in a road-traffic accident, and believe you are not to blame for the harm you have suffered, a law firm, such as Accident Advice Helpline, could help you determine if you have a case eligible for personal injury compensation.
Accident Advice Helpline
Established in 2000, Accident Advice Helpline has years of experience in delivering specialist personal injury legal services to victims of road traffic accidents, accidents at work, travel-related accidents and more.
Should you find you have a genuine claim, Accident Advice Helpline will manage your case on a no-win no-fee* basis, to give you the best chance at receiving the personal injury compensation you deserve for the pain and distress you have endured.
Call us today on 0800 689 0500, for a free initial consultation regarding your individual case. There is no pressure to pursue your claim following the call, however, if you decide to go ahead, you can recuperate at home safe in the knowledge that your case is in expert hands.
Date Published: July 22, 2015
Author: Accident Advice