While you can go on many journeys by catching a train or a bus, or even by driving a car, you can complete many local journeys on foot. It makes sense to be alert for potential dangers around you when you do this; for example you shouldn’t start to cross the road unless you know you have a chance to get across safely.
Even if you are very careful about what you do, you may end up being involved in an accident if someone else is not as careful. For instance, even if you press the button on a crossing and wait for the green pedestrian light to illuminate, a driver may not be looking at the lights and they could drive straight through them, hitting you in the process.
How much could injured pedestrian compensation amount to?
Compensation is always determined according to a range of factors. For example if you receive fairly minor injuries they may receive far less than if your injuries were life-threatening. However, it also depends on the nature of your injuries and the parts of your body that are affected.
If you contact a professional injury compensation lawyer they will be able to give you a rough idea of how much or little you may be able to win. This is the best way to assess the likelihood of winning any injured pedestrian compensation if you have had an accident that happened within the last three years.
Is it time to make that phone call?
Suffering injuries in an accident where you were hit by a car, a cyclist or any other vehicle can be stressful. It can change your entire life. Some injuries will heal fairly well but this is not always the case. If you suffer a head injury while walking along or crossing the road, you could suffer the consequences for a long time to come.
This is why we would recommend you make a call to Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500. When you do this you have the opportunity to speak to someone who is experienced in this area. You may have a chance to get some injured pedestrian compensation if your lawyer can make a good case for it. Speak with a professional today and see whether you can take things further from there – you might be surprised at the outcome.
Date Published: September 17, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead