Had an accident as a pedestrian and need to find out if you can make an injury claim in Skelmersdale?
As the roads become busier and more congested, pedestrian accidents are becoming more common. Whilst all road traffic accidents can cause painful injuries to those involved, pedestrians are at an increased risk of suffering serious injuries if involved in a road traffic accident. This is why it is so important that pedestrians keep themselves safe when walking and crossing the road.
It is important that pedestrians take reasonable care to ensure their own safety and the safety of others, when walking along or crossing the road.
- Follow the Green Cross Code and find a safe place to cross away from parked cars. Stop at the edge of the kerb and look and listen for traffic. Only walk across the road when it is clear in all directions, still looking and listening. Do not run across the road, walk sensibly.
- To ensure good visibility for motorists, wear light coloured clothing or a reflective piece of clothing so that you can be seen by motorists. This is especially important in poor weather, at dawn and dusk and during the night.
- Use your common sense and do not wear head phones when out walking as they may reduce sensory awareness. Hearing a car usually happens before you can see it and head phones will reduce hearing significantly.
- Ensure that you have control of any pets on their leads before attempting to cross the road. They can distract you and divert your attention away from passing traffic.
- Hold children’s hands, use a wrist strap or reins to ensure that they are safe when crossing the road.
- Use designated places to cross the road wherever possible to avoid jay walking.
- Always use the pavements where they are provided and if not, always walk on the right hand side of the road so that you can see oncoming traffic.
- When crossing the road, look out for traffic turning into the road, especially from behind you. If you have started crossing and traffic wants to turn into the road, you have priority and they should give way.
Making your injury claim in Skelmersdale
If you, or someone you know, has suffered a personal injury as a result of an accident that wasn’t their fault and it occurred within the last 3 years, then you can make an injury claim in Skelmersdale. Simply call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, and speak to a highly trained and professional adviser who can give you information about making your injury claim in Skelmersdale. With over 16 years in the industry, Accident Advice Helpline are well placed and highly experienced in processing personal injury compensation claims just like yours. If you prefer, go online and take our unique 30-second test and see if you can qualify for an injury claim in Skelmersdale today!
Date Published: 11th April 2017
Author: Jan Newell