As a pedestrian you always have to be exceptionally careful when crossing the road. This holds true even if you are using a crossing or you appear to be crossing a quiet road. While the majority of drivers and bikers are responsible and take care when they are on the roads, this is not true of them all.
A pedestrian-motorcyclist collision can be particularly dangerous for the pedestrian, since they have no way to defend or protect themselves. This can mean severe injuries can be sustained quite easily. The man in this accident ended up with leg and head injuries, and it is not known as yet how serious they are.
If the accident has resulted from the poor riding skills and inattention of the biker, there is a potential chance to claim compensation as a result of sustaining any injuries during the accident. Of course if everyone took more care these incidents would be far less common than they are.
How badly could someone be injured in a pedestrian-motorcyclist collision?
A lot will depend on how fast the biker is going and how the accident occurs. Generally speaking the faster someone is travelling the more serious the injuries are likely to be. A pedestrian has little to no protection against a motorbike that comes towards them and hits them, which is why the injuries can be quite nasty.
While the pedestrian should take care crossing the road, the biker should also be alert to pedestrians and the potential for an accident to occur if they do not take adequate care while riding.
Could you be entitled to compensation after an accident like this?
It’s possible, but it depends on a variety of factors. That’s why we’re here – to provide no-obligation advice about an accident that has occurred within the last three years.
Accident Advice Helpline has already helped many other people in similar situations and we may be able to help you as well.
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Date Published: November 30, 2014
Author: David Brown
Category: Pedestrian accident claims