As pedestrians we’re at an immediate disadvantage. Fleshy bags of bones that cannot possibly hope to win out in a collision with a metric tonne of hot steel travelling in excess of 30 miles an hour. So how do we stay safe as pedestrians?
Simple, we stay clear of busy roads, use common sense and cross at traffic lights wherever possible. Unfortunately however, we can’t control traffic no matter how sensible we are as pedestrians so accidents can and will still happen and people can and will still get hurt.
If you or a loved one has been hit by a motor vehicle, the resulting injuries can be incredibly severe, even fatal and as you are not at fault, you should be able to make a personal injury claim for compensation with the help of Accident Advice Helpline.
This compensation won’t heal your bones and it certainly won’t bring your loved one back but it could help provide financial and emotional support, something which will be especially helpful if you are unable to work as a result of your accident.
Tips for staying safe as a pedestrian
Whilst Accident Advice Helpline will be happy to take your case if you’ve had an accident as a pedestrian, there are a few simple prevention tips we wish to share with you:
- The majority of traffic accidents involving pedestrians tend to happen at night, so if you’re out at night and will be crossing a road at any point on your journey, make sure to wear something that is highly visible in the dark
- Remember the Green Cross Code: Stop, Look and Listen
- Keep your phone on you at all times. If you’re the victim of a hit and run you can use it to not only note down your assailants number plate but you’ll also be able to call for medical assistance
- ALWAYS use traffic lights when they are available. Just because you don’t see any cars coming doesn’t mean you still shouldn’t take full precautions
Accident Advice Helpline
At Accident Advice Helpline, we deal solely with cases where a claimant has been injured and seeks compensation for physical and mental traumas sustained as a result of that injury. This is called a ‘personal injury claim‘ and our staff of lawyers, solicitors and advisers are trained specifically in personal injury claim law.
This means our skills have been focused into one area of expertise, an area we have been thriving in for over a decade now. Just ask our patron, consumer champion and TV star Esther Rantzen, who has given us her strongest possible endorsement.
Date Published: October 20, 2013
Author: David Brown