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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

    Pedestrian claims

    Pedestrian claims for compensation are more common that you might have thought. One of the most unfortunate outcomes of a road accident is when innocent bystanders or pedestrians are injured due to the negligence of others. In the most serious incidents the injuries sustained might prove fatal, but even in minor accidents the shock experienced may have serious repercussions on the psyche of the individuals involved. If the pedestrian is at fault; for example, if you were to step in front of an approaching vehicle, then there is no question of making a claim; however, if it is possible to prove beyond reasonable doubt that you have abided by all rules then you are likely to be entitled to compensation for any injuries sustained.

    As is the case with all other instances of personal injury, pedestrian claims must also be backed up by conclusive proof that the driver of the vehicle that caused the injuries was directly responsible for the mishap. However, in order to prove it in a court of law, we strongly advise that you are represented by lawyers who are well versed in the legal complications of personal injury claims. The reasons for the accident might be varied, ranging from negligence of the driver to poor road conditions. Whatever the reason, it needs to be proven, perhaps even in a court of law, before you can be adequately compensated for your injuries. As a company that has advised and successfully represented people with personal injury claims for over 14 years, we at Accident Advice Helpline have a track record that speaks volumes for the expertise of our specialist solicitors.

    You may have come across reports in your local paper or regional TV news bulletin describing the events surrounding an accident in which a pedestrian was hurt. In most of those cases it is probable that the individual involved will have filed a claim for compensation. Over the past 14 years, Accident Advice Helpline has handled many such cases successfully, which makes us one of the leading legal consultants in this field. We have been in business since 2000 and in that time have helped many of our clients to claim the level of compensation they deserve. According to UK law anyone who suffers an injury due to an event for which someone else is responsible is within his or her rights to claim compensation. At Accident Advice Helpline, we are available 24 hours, seven days a week, so if you wish to make a claim for injuries suffered as a pedestrian we will start the ball rolling as soon as you contact us. Remember, the sooner you submit your claim following the accident, the better your chances of it succeeding.

    If you have been involved in an incident that was not your fault and wish to make a pedestrian claim it is necessary to collect vital pieces of information, such as the exact time of the accident, details of the vehicle, the driver’s details and any witnesses’ names and addresses. Once collected, they should be handed over to your solicitor at Accident Advice Helpline, who will take up the case and start the requisite legal proceedings. We are well known for our success in personal injury claims and operate on a no win, no fee* basis.

    Date Published: October 2, 2013

    Author: David Brown

    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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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.