When using a zebra crossing, most pedestrians look to make sure that cars have stopped, before stepping out into the road, whilst most drivers slow down well in advance of the crossing, to allow pedestrians time to cross. However, there are drivers out there who, for whatever reason, have failed to stop at a zebra crossing and have struck pedestrians, seriously injuring or killing them. Likewise, there are pedestrians who have stepped out onto a crossing whilst the lights are still green and have been struck by oncoming traffic.
Crossing at a zebra crossing does not always mean you will be safe, but it is far safer than crossing a road anywhere else. If you or someone you love has been struck by a vehicle, you might be considering claiming compensation for a zebra crossing accident. The good news is that your pain and suffering, any loss of earnings and any expenses incurred will be taken into account. The not-so-good news is that there is a three year time limit in place to make a claim.
How to make a claim
When claiming compensation for a zebra crossing accident, it is important to work with a personal injury lawyer you can trust, and to ensure you don’t miss the deadline for making a claim. It’s best to contact a lawyer as soon as possible after the accident, whether you have been injured or your claim relates to a family member or loved one who has been injured or killed. Most claims can be processed in full over the phone, so whilst it is unlikely you’ll need to attend court, it is always a possibility that you should be prepared for.
The highest standards of customer service
We are proud to be recommended by our patron, TV personality and UK consumer champion, Esther Rantzen, for our high standards of customer service. When you choose Accident Advice Helpline, you know we are going to do everything we can to make the claims process as easy and stress-free as possible. Start by taking the 30-second test on our website, where you can find out how much you could be eligible to claim, then call our freephone helpline to find out if you have a viable claim. We work on a 100% ‘no win, no fee’ basis, so there are no expensive fees to worry about, and we are here to offer all our customers advice in confidence, with no obligation to proceed with a claim. Get in touch with us today on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone to speak with an adviser.