If you have been involved as a pedestrian in a road traffic accident, you may be in a position to make a claim for compensation. The best pedestrian road traffic accident advice is to have your injuries examined by a doctor and seek legal advice from a personal injury law firm.
To make a claim, you should not have been the cause of the accident, although the situation is not always so clear cut. For example, even if you stepped off the pavement into traffic without looking, it could be held that the motorist who hit you was at least partly culpable. Even if there are doubts about whether or not you were the innocent party, it is still worth consulting a lawyer to discover if you do actually have grounds for making a claim. There are tight deadlines for making this type of claim, therefore, it is important you consult with a solicitor as soon after the accident as possible.
The advice when consulting with a lawyer following a pedestrian road traffic accident is to find one that specialises in this type of case. Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we have the legal expertise to advise and represent people who have been injured as pedestrians in road traffic accidents.
It is very important you have a doctor examine your injuries following a road traffic accident. You should do this even if the injuries only appear to be minor, as they may lead to further complications over time.
The severity of the injuries sustained in the accident may well have a huge bearing on the size of the compensation awarded if your claim is successful. We will consult with our medical experts, as we try to ensure you receive the greatest compensation payout possible.
While a successful pedestrian road traffic accident claim will compensate for the physical and mental hurt suffered, you will have sustained financial losses following the incident. These include loss of wages as you take time off recovering, the cost of prescriptions, travel to and from treatment and non-NHS treatments and therapies. If the injuries are very serious, there may be further expenditure to be met, such as the cost of on-going care. Our aim at Accident Advice Helpline will be to secure compensation to also cover future expenses.
In order to gain compensation for that expenditure, the costs will need to be itemised for presentation before the court. Our advice is that you list any wages lost, as well as any extra expenditure, because we can include them in your claim.
To discover whether you do have grounds for a claim, we will need information about the accident. Our advice is, if possible, take the names and contact details of anyone who witnessed the accident. A statement from the police investigating the accident and roadside camera coverage of what happened may also back up your claim.
If you have a case for a claim and we represent you, Accident Advice Helpline will handle the case on a “no win, no fee*” basis. You will not have to pay our costs if the claim is lost, so it is always worth seeking pedestrian road traffic accident advice.
Date Published: November 4, 2013
Author: David Brown