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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

    Compensation for hospitalised pedestrians


    Being struck by a vehicle can be a complete shock. One second you’re crossing the road, the next, you’re lying in hospital with a broken leg and head injuries. Pedestrians struck by cars and other vehicles often sustain serious injuries due to the size and weight of the vehicle which hits them, not to mention the speed it was travelling at.

    But hospitalised pedestrians can fight back if their accident was caused by a negligent, dangerous driver. You could make a claim for personal injury compensation, and Accident Advice Helpline is here to make sure you get the compensation you deserve.

    Hospitalised pedestrians could find themselves suffering, in pain and unable to return to work until they have made a full recovery. Serious injuries such as head injuries could impact the rest of your life, affecting your behaviour and mood. It may even be impossible for you to return to work and the life you once knew.

    Get in touch with us if you need confidential, no-obligation advice relating to your accident – we’ll tell you whether you have a viable claim, and you can even take the 30-second test on our website, to find out how much you could receive.

    Life-changing injuries

    If you or someone you love has suffered life-changing injuries after being struck by a car or other vehicle, we suggest you get in touch with a personal injury lawyer within three years of your accident – that’s the time limit to make a personal injury claim. Life-changing injuries could include:

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    • Spinal injuries
    • Loss of a limb
    • Head injuries
    • Tendon or muscle injuries which don’t heal properly
    • Complex fractures which affect your mobility

    Any of these injuries have the potential to affect your quality of life in future. You may need ongoing care and treatment to recover, and in some cases, 24/7 care may be needed for the rest of your life.

    The right to claim

    You have the right to claim personal injury compensation if somebody else is to blame for your accident, and we’re here to make sure you are compensated for your pain, suffering and financial losses.

    Since 2000, we have helped hundreds of customers successfully claim compensation, so call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 and find out if you could be next in line to receive a personal injury settlement.

    It’s free to call, and there’s no need to worry about expensive legal fees, as our personal injury lawyers operate on a 100% no win, no fee basis.

    Date Published: June 27, 2015

    Author: Rob Steen

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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