If you are wondering “Can I claim for a pedestrian road traffic accident?” you may be able to make a claim, providing you were not responsible for the incident. For instance, if you stepped out onto the road without first checking that was all was clear, you could be deemed to have brought the misfortune on yourself, so your right to make a claim would be doubtful. If you were knocked over on a crossing by a vehicle driving through a red light, however, then it could hardly be claimed you were to blame, therefore you would have a strong case for a claim.
If you are a pedestrian involved in a road traffic accident and you think you have grounds for a claim, you should seek legal advice. Even if you have doubts about whether you do have a strong case, you should still see a solicitor. In either situation, our legal team at Accident Advice Helpline will be able to advise you. Based on the information received, we will be able to determine whether you have grounds for a claim.
In order to assess your case and determine the answer to “can I claim for a pedestrian road traffic accident?” we will need certain information. Naturally, the first thing would be the situation surrounding the road traffic accident that led to you being injured as a pedestrian. Statements from those who witnessed the incident, any CCTV footage, and the statement from the police officer that investigated the accident will also be very important.
Part of your claim will be based on the injuries you suffered in the accident, which is why your doctor’s report is crucial. The level of injury may well determine the amount of compensation you will be awarded if your claim is successful.
The injuries, depending on their severity, may also have an impact on you financially. Wages will be lost due to time off work recovering. There may be additional costs you will have to pay for prescriptions and travel to treatment sessions. Any private, non-NHS treatment and therapies will also add to this. One of the reasons for launching a pedestrian road traffic accident claim is to recover loss of income and additional expenses.
In very serious cases, the accident may leave the victim disabled and unable to continue with his or her employment. The home may have to be adapted and full-time care brought in. A successful claim will be able to help fund all of this.
Some people are hesitant to seek legal advice, because they fear they will be left facing huge costs if the claim is lost. Here at Accident Advice Helpline, you need have no such fears as we are personal injury solicitors who can provide you with representation on a no win no fee* basis. Also you can start your claim with us without having to put down any cash. To discuss your claim with a member of our expert team dial 0800 689 0500 now.
Date Published: December 29, 2013
Author: David Brown
Category: Pedestrian accident claims