Can pedestrians file an auto accident personal injury claim?
Pedestrians, along with cyclists, are probably some of the most vulnerable road users and thousands are injured every year on British roads. Are pedestrians eligible to file an auto accident personal injury claim?
With the huge increase in the numbers of pedestrians, runners and joggers all endeavouring to either do their bit for the environment or for their own personal fitness, you would think that there has been an increase in the number of accidents? The fact is that since the mid 1990’s there has been a steady drop in the number of pedestrians injured on the roads. Improvements in safety awareness numbers have dropped from over 80,000 injuries to a little under 60,000 injuries.
Safety awareness campaigns have radically improved drivers awareness of their fellow road users and, combined with better reflective clothing, this has been responsible for the drop in the number of pedestrians injured. However 60,000 injuries is still a huge number and more needs to be done.
Pedestrians, runners and joggers should be aware that they can file an auto accident personal injury claim and that they have just as much right to compensation as any other road user. If pedestrians are injured, they should file for an auto accident personal injury claim as this can add to the awareness campaign and in turn can see a reduction in the number of accidents.
Pedestrians, unlike cyclists, rarely wear protective clothing like helmets to protect their head and yet many of the injuries pedestrians receive are head injuries. Head injuries need special attention and care and often lead to complex compensation claims. Companies like Accident Advice Helpline are a specialist accident compensation advice company. They can guide those who have been injured or the families of those who have been injured, through the process of an auto accident personal injury claim.
AAH have over a number of legal partners with them ensuring that road traffic accident victims get the best advice they can with regard to compensation claims. They can offer advice on what can be claimed for in a compensation claim. So what can potentially be claimed for?
- Physical injury
- Long Term Medical Care
- Loss of Earnings
- Loss of Amenity
This list is not complete but gives an idea of things that could and are claimed for. Before embarking on an auto accident personal injury claim, victims should seek professional legal advice. How long does this take? Finding out can take as little as 30 seconds either online or by using Accident Advice Helplines Freephone number which is 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. You can speak to expert team members who will connect you with the expert legal advice you need. Compensation claims are started on a no win no fee basis. Depending on the detail of the individual claim and the circumstances surrounding the case, compensation could be awarded within weeks.
Date Published: 10th January 2013
Author: David Brown