Being struck by a vehicle whilst crossing the road can cause serious injuries, more so for elderly road accident victims. Elderly people are more at risk of broken bones, as their bones are more brittle, and in some cases serious injuries could cause fatalities. One of the most common injuries sustained by elderly road accident victims is a broken hip, and with only 1 in 4 people making a full recovery after a hip fracture, you can see how serious this type of injury can be.
If your elderly relative has been hit by a car whilst crossing a car park or struck by a vehicle crossing the road, you’re probably wondering who is to blame. If the car driver wasn’t paying attention, they could be held liable for the accident and you could claim personal injury compensation on your relative’s behalf. Trust Accident Advice Helpline to support you throughout the claims process – since 2000, we have helped hundreds of people claim personal injury compensation on behalf of an elderly family member who has been injured, and we offer confidential, no-obligation advice.
Will I receive a large settlement?
We’ve all read stories of accident victims receiving six-figure sums in compensation, but let’s be realistic. If your relative has suffered cuts and bruises after a road accident, that’s unlikely to happen. The amount of compensation you will receive takes into account:
- Pain and suffering, and the extent of injuries
- Loss of earnings
- Any expenses, such as the cost of prescription medication or medical care
If your relative has suffered severe, life-threatening injuries, such as a broken hip or head injuries, they can expect to receive a larger settlement than an individual who has sustained minor injuries. Speak to our personal injury advisors or take the 30-second test on our website and you could find out how much compensation you could be entitled to claim.
Justice is done
For many people, claiming personal injury compensation isn’t just about the money. It gives them a sense of closure after their relative’s accident – justice has been done and the personal responsible for the accident has been held liable. So if your elderly family member has been hurt, channel the anger and frustration you feel into something positive. Get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline by calling our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 today. We’re here to help, and because our lawyers work on a 100% no win, no fee* basis, our services are affordable to everyone.
Date Published: June 12, 2015
Author: David Brown