Injured Pedestrian Compensation Claim in Saxmundham
Can I make a compensation claim if I am injured as a Pedestrian?
Walking is one of the healthiest forms of exercises a person can undertake, and all of us will be pedestrians at some point in our lives, whether we walk to the shops, to school, to work, to explore a new town or city – or even just take the dog for a walk. However, being a pedestrian is not without its dangers. According to the Department of Transport statistics 2011:
- 453 pedestrian were killed
- 5,454 were seriously injured
- 20,291 were slightly injured.
Have you been injured as a pedestrian? Was the accident someone else’s fault? Did the accident happen within the last 3 years? If so, you may be entitled to make a compensation claim in Saxmundham.
Common types of Pedestrian Injury
Thousands of pedestrians involved in accidents are fortunate enough to escape with minor injuries. However, thousands of people suffer serious injuries, and sadly hundreds of people die as a result of the injuries they sustain. The effects of a pedestrian accident can be devastating because pedestrians’ have no external protection. Some common types of pedestrian injuries are:
- Head Injuries – can have life-changing consequences and lead to permanent disability
- Broken Bones – requires lengthy stays in hospitals and considerable time of work and may result in permanent disability
- Spinal Injuries – can affect mobility and result in long-term or permanent disability.
Sadly, pedestrian injury is one of the leading causes of accidental death in children. If your child has been killed or seriously injured as a pedestrian, you can rest assured that Accident Advice Helpline will deal sensitively with your claim. Please call one of our friendly and professional advisers today on 0800 689 0500 for more information or to start your compensation claim in Saxmundham.
Driver Negligence and Pedestrian Accidents
Although in some cases of pedestrian injury, the fault may be with the pedestrian, it is far more commonplace for the blame to lie with the driver’s negligence. Some common types of driver negligence that cause pedestrian accidents are:
- Distracted driving, for example, texting at the wheel
- Driver does not stop at a pedestrian crossing
- Driving while drunk
- Driving after taking drugs
How to make a pedestrian injury compensation claim
Call the Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 to discuss your compensation claim in Saxmundham. Our friendly advisers are available to take your call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We will discuss the accident details and help you obtain all the information needed for a successful claim. With over 14 years of experience in dealing with personal injury compensation claims, you can be confident your application is in professional hands. Our team of experienced in-house solicitors will ensure you receive the best compensation required to meet your needs.
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