Thankfully, few people will ever have to find out the consequences of being hit by a car. However, there are instances where this has happened to pedestrians, and when it does, it can be a frightening and potentially life-threatening experience to go through. Some people sadly do not recover, while others suffer a variety of injuries that may take some considerable time to heal.
As a pedestrian, you are perhaps at greater risk of serious injury on the roads, simply because you are no match for any type of vehicle, or even a cyclist or biker, for that matter. If you are hit by something or someone, you stand a chance of suffering several injuries as a result.
How might accidents like this happen?
There are a variety of ways an accident of this type can occur. For example, even if you are being careful and looking where you are going, there is a chance a driver may not stop at a red light that allows you to cross the road. Moreover, a driver who isn’t paying proper attention may not see that you are crossing the road, and they could run into you as a result.
Ignoring lights, not giving way to pedestrians already on a pedestrian crossing, or simply driving too fast and in a potentially dangerous manner could all lead to an accident occurring. Drunk drivers can and do also cause accidents to happen, leading to the potential for further injuries in other situations as well.
Do you need no-obligation advice?
One of the consequences of being hit by a car is that you may not remember what happened to cause the accident. This means someone else may be to blame for what happened to you, even though you do not remember this being the case. That’s why it is very important to seek no-obligation advice, because it could lead you to make a claim for compensation. Any compensation you are entitled to would be worked out according to the injuries you received, and their severity.
Accident Advice Helpline has already assisted others in similar situations. You can call 0800 689 0500 today to learn whether you have an opportunity to make a no win, no fee* claim. We have the necessary skills and experience to handle a claim for you, so call now while it’s fresh in your mind.
Date Published: May 9, 2016
Author: Allison Whitehead
Category: Car accident claims