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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

    How to claim pedestrian injury compensation


    As a pedestrian you’d think you’d be quite safe walking along the pavements, no matter where you happen to be. In reality you should be safe. However as we all know, this is not always the case.

    You could be hit while going across a crossing when you had the right of way. You could be crossing a road only to be hit by a speeding car that was nowhere in sight when you first started to cross.

    As you can see, there are incidents in which pedestrian injury compensation should rightly be paid to the individual who received injuries. If someone else was negligent in causing an injury to occur, the injured person should be able to try for compensation.

    Examples of potential accidents that might occur

    As a pedestrian you have little protection against the impact of a motorbike, a car or any other vehicle come to that. The driver or rider will have a certain degree of protection, but as a pedestrian you have little chance of defending the impact.

    This means you could suffer multiple injuries and your life may even be in danger. As anyone who has ever witnessed or been in an accident like this will know, there is a chance you could be hurt in many ways, both physically and mentally.

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    Inattention by drivers can lead them to drive straight over a crossing a pedestrian is using. They can go through red lights or perform other manoeuvres that lead to someone being hurt. This negligence is good evidence to support a compensation claim made by the injured person.

    What should you do?

    If you are reading through this information while recovering from injuries caused to you when hit by a vehicle of some kind, you should consider making a pedestrian injury compensation claim. By going to a professional team that has experience of making no win, no fee claims on behalf of their clients, you stand a good chance of getting compensation if you are entitled to do so.

    Could Accident Advice Helpline help you? Call us today on 0800 689 0500 so you can learn more about your situation. By speaking with a professional injury compensation lawyer you can find out the facts of your case and see whether you could indeed make a no win, no fee claim to seek compensation for what happened to you.

    Date Published: September 14, 2015

    Author: Allison Whitehead

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