Road traffic accidents do not always involve only the driver and passengers of a vehicle. Pedestrians can become harmed during a road traffic accident, for example if they are hit by a car whilst crossing the road or near to two cars as they collide. Pedestrians may be injured in a number of ways, for example:
- Head injuries
- Spinal injuries
- Knee injuries
- Broken bones
Knee injuries pedestrians may incur could be eligible for personal injury compensation. If you were involved in a road traffic accident that was not your fault and resulted in the need for medical attention, you could be eligible for compensation. As long as your accident happened within the last three years, you should be able to make a claim, although it is always worth using an eligibility checker such as Accident Advice Helpline’s 30-second calculator.
Knee injuries pedestrians can sustain
The knee injuries pedestrians can sustain from following a road traffic accidents include:
- Cruciate ligament injury
- Collateral ligament injury
- Cartilage tear
These injuries may be influenced by the force and angle of impact, and the way in which you fall or hit the ground. Whilst you may be able to recover reasonably quickly in some cases, the knee injuries pedestrians can sustain suffer may be severe and require a long-term plan for recovery.
If the injuries are severe, the compensation amount will likely be greater than cases which are minor. This is because compensation is in place to protect you, and for those with more severe injuries the impact on your life will likely be more life changing. This may include:
- An inability to work, and therefore a resulting loss of earnings
- Ongoing physical pain and requirement for treatment and medication
- Medical expenses
- An impact on your mobility
How to make a claim
If you have incurred a knee injury or otherwise as a pedestrian in a road traffic accident, you should make a claim for compensation as soon as possible. This can be done with the help of a personal injury lawyer or compensation provider like Accident Advice Helpline.
Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we work with hundreds of legal partners to ensure that your legal representation is tailored to your specific circumstance. This means that as a pedestrian in a road traffic accident, your legal team will have experience and expertise in your specific accident type, which will boost your chances of a successful claim.
If you want to discuss your accident and knee injuries pedestrians can sustain in more detail with an adviser then just dial 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile now to find out more.
Date Published: 8th April 2013
Author: Sharon Parry
Category: Knee injury claims