It is no secret that as we get older, our bodies change and parts of us simply stop working as well as they did in our younger years. With this, we may find we have difficulty walking and with vision, both of which are important elements for pedestrians of all ages.
How a road traffic accident can affect pedestrians
Out of all groups of road users, pedestrians are the most likely to suffer severe harm if involved in a road traffic accident. With no protection in the form of a vehicle or safety wear, a collision between a car and a pedestrian means the impact can cause serious and sometimes fatal injuries to pedestrians.
Although all pedestrians are at risk, elderly pedestrians are particularly vulnerable in a pedestrian-related road accident. It is important to be patient as they cross roads, for example, accepting that they may need a little longer to get across.
How to claim personal injury compensation for a pedestrian accident
Following a pedestrian accident, you must act in the same way as you would should you have experienced any road traffic accident. This includes obtaining the registration plate and contact details of the driver who is liable for the pedestrian injury you sustained.
It is important to take the names and addresses of any witnesses of the incident, and also take photographs of your injury and the scene of the collision. From there you will need to establish your eligibility. The best way to do this accurately is to seek the advice of a law firm, such as Accident Advice Helpline.
How Accident Advice Helpline can help you
When a pedestrian accident occurs and the personal injury victim wants to claim personal injury compensation, the legal process can be complex. Accident Advice Helpline will initially consider the basics of your case and advise if it is worthwhile pursuing your claim for personal injury compensation.
Should both yourself and Accident Advice Helpline decide to proceed with the claim, your case will be assigned to one of their available specialist solicitors. Working on a no win no fee* basis, the legal team will manage your case to ensure the best possible outcome is achieved, and you receive the compensation you are entitled to.
Boasting over 15 years’ experience, specialising in assisting victims of personal injury, you can be sure that your personal injury compensation case is in the most reliable of hands.
Date Published: March 12, 2014
Author: David Brown