If you visit a town centre you might find yourself able to use a so-called pedestrianised zone. This is a zone that is designed to be used by pedestrians only and no one else. For example you shouldn’t see a cyclist, motorcyclist or driver of any kind in the area. This is done to provide a safe place for pedestrians to use so they are not in any danger while out shopping. There is no need to worry about crossing the road or doing anything that is liable to put them in any danger.
There are still occasions when pedestrianised zone accidents can occur. For example some people are hurt as a result of being hit by a cyclist travelling at speed through the area. Unfortunately some cyclists think they can still use such areas as a short-cut. This is not the case. If they should hurt someone while riding through the area, this would very likely constitute negligence.
How common are pedestrianised zone accidents?
Fortunately they do not occur very often. However, as we have seen from the example above there are instances where things do go wrong and people end up nursing injuries. If you have been involved in any type of accident of this nature you will know how suddenly it can happen and how quickly things can go wrong.
The team at Accident Advice Helpline has had occasions where we have spoken with people who have suffered injuries while in these zones. If there is ample evidence that negligence was the cause of those injuries, there is a good chance the individual could sue for compensation.
Do other types of accidents occur?
It is possible that other accidents could happen, yes. For example someone might end up being knocked over by someone else who is running to get to somewhere else. If that individual does not take proper care in looking where they are going, it could mean someone else is injured as a result.
As you can see, there is a lot to think about here. However, the team at Accident Advice Helpline is always on hand to provide the information and no-obligation advice you are seeking. Did you have an accident within the last three years? One fast call to 0800 689 0500 will be all you need to find out whether you can claim with our help.
Date Published: June 12, 2015
Author: David Brown