The roads can be very dangerous, and not just for motorists. Pedestrians, particularly children and the elderly, are vulnerable, especially if vehicles are not being driven with due care and attention. If you have been involved in such an accident while out on foot, you may be able to make a pedestrian road traffic accident claim.
In order to make a claim as a pedestrian following a road traffic accident, you should not have been responsible for your own misfortune. Someone else, in these cases usually a driver, will have had to be liable. This could have involved you being knocked over by a motorist while you were on a pedestrian crossing and the traffic lights were red.
It is also possible to become the victim of a road traffic accident while not actually on the highway. An example is being knocked over by a cyclist, who should have been out on the road, while on the pavement.
If you have been the innocent victim of a road accident as a pedestrian, or even if there is some doubt as to whether or not you brought about your own misfortune, it is in your own interest to seek legal advice. Our pedestrian road traffic accident claim specialists here at Accident Advice Helpline will be able to help you. Our experts, based on the information you give us, plus witness reports from those who saw the accident, will be able to determine if you have grounds for a claim.
Should a claim be made, Accident Advice Helpline solicitors will be able to represent you on a no-win, no-fee* basis. This will relieve you of any fears of being faced with substantial legal costs if the claim is unsuccessful and you win no compensation. Another advantage of using our personal injury claim services if that you will not have to dip into your funds to commence a claim, thus removing a financial barrier in your bid for compensation.
For the pedestrian road traffic accident claim to be successful, we will need as much information as possible, particularly about the circumstances surrounding the incident. Witnesses to the accident and any CCTV footage available can provide this. As you were involved in a road accident, the police should have been called and the report from the investigating officer will prove invaluable.
The extent of any injuries suffered by you may also determine the size of any compensation award, should the claim prove successful. This is why it is vital you have a medical examination as soon after the incident as possible. Even if you believe your injuries are only minor, you should still have them examined in case of any possible long-term effects.
You should also inform us about any financial implications or extra expense caused by your pedestrian road traffic accident. This could be wages lost due to time off work coping with your injuries, prescription and additional medical costs, and travel to and from your doctor’s surgery or hospital.
To discuss your claim with a member of our expert team dial 0800 689 0500 now.
Date Published: December 29, 2013
Author: David Brown
Category: Pedestrian accident claims