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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

    Common causes of injured pedestrians


    Being injured as a pedestrian isn’t something most of us think about when we leave the house in the morning. Yet accidents have the potential to happen anywhere, at any time, and often they are the result of somebody else’s negligence, such as a dangerous driver. You could be seriously injured or escape with minor injuries after an accident, and make a claim for personal injury compensation with Accident Advice Helpline within three years of your accident. In case you’re wondering what some of the common causes of injured pedestrians are, keep reading.

    How pedestrians are commonly injured

    Some of the most common types of accidents involving pedestrians could lead to serious injuries. Here are a few of the most common causes of injured pedestrians:

    • Vehicles failing to stop at pedestrian crossings or red lights and hitting pedestrians
    • Cars reversing in a car park and failing to look for pedestrians
    • Slip, trip and fall accidents in a car park or on a pavement, for example in icy conditions
    • Being hit by a cyclist or mobility scooter
    • Hit whilst waiting at a bus stop if a vehicle mounts the kerb
    • Injured at the side of the road, for example if you are hit by a car whilst changing a tyre

    If you are hit by a vehicle when crossing the road, you could be seriously injured. Injuries sustained could include cuts, bruises and broken bones, as well as more serious injuries such as head injuries, crush injuries and spinal injuries. Serious head injuries (and brain injuries) can affect your whole life and you may find yourself unable to return to work or enjoy life as you used to.

    Claiming compensation after a road accident

    The most common causes of injured pedestrians can lead to serious injuries, as we’ve seen, and if you have been affected, you could make a personal injury claim with us. Why not take the 30-second test on our website right now, to see how much you could claim? Whether you’re ready to make a claim or simply need some more advice on the claims process, give Accident Advice Helpline a call on 0800 689 0500 to find out more. Our team are on hand to offer confidential, no-obligation advice and our helpline is open 24/7. Get in touch today and you could make a 100% no win, no fee claim – so you have nothing to lose.

    Date Published: May 13, 2016

    Author: Paula Beaton

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