Road accidents happen everywhere across the country every day. With the amount of vehicles on the streets it isn’t hard to imagine how many accidents could and do happen. Though accidents on the road happen for many different reasons the outcome is nearly always the same. Someone who wasn’t responsible gets hurt.
Making an Oxford accident claim is no different for a pedestrian. Vehicles out of control or being driven recklessly can take lives. If you are fortunate enough to escape with a few minor injuries you might be able to make a claim against the driver of that vehicle.
Rights For Pedestrians
A pedestrian making a claim against another party has the same rights as two parties of drivers. If they are injured in an accident that was not their fault they could make an Oxford accident claim.
Going through the same procedure as any other situation any evidence would be supplied to the interested legal parties to prove the innocence of the pedestrian. Evidence which could be used might be eye witnesses form the scene of the accident or if possible any photographs taken by camera or mobile phone.
In the situation where a pedestrian is knocked down it is likely the emergency services will be involved to help with the case. In this circumstance they will also be able to contribute some evidence for the case file.
Making An Oxford Accident Claim
After the accident a claim could be made by either party involved. In most cases the legal parties will try to settle the case without using a court. However if either side refuses to back down then a judge will become involved to assess all the facts and come to their own conclusion.
Should this happen your chosen legal representative will accompany you to the court of law and fight the case on your behalf presenting all evidence and statements you have to support your claim.
If you were knocked down by a vehicle driving recklessly on the road you could be entitled to some compensation for your injuries. If you don’t know where to turn or how to get started on making a claim we can help. Accident Advice Helpline have a friendly team of advisers who can help to answer any of the questions you may have in regards to your claim. Call us today on 0800 689 500 now.
Date Published: 14th November 2014