Pedestrian accidents are some of the most common types of accidents in the UK, with the young and elderly being particularly vulnerable. Statistics have shown that an increasing number of injury claims resulting from pedestrians being hit by cars are filed every year. While most injuries sustained from these types of accidents are comparatively minor, many result in catastrophic injury, sometimes fatal.
Accidents and personal injury
How does a pedestrian accident occur? Although some accidents are caused by pedestrian action such as failing to observe traffic lights, the majority are caused by driver negligence. The most common types of claims include cases where a driver was speeding, under the influence or distracted.
If you are unsure of what to do if you’ve been involved in an accident as a pedestrian, the best thing to do first would be to see a medical professional specialising in treating pedestrian accident injuries. Your medical report is a strong piece of evidence our solicitors will use to support your claim.
The symptoms of pedestrian road traffic accident injuries vary widely depending on the severity of the accident, ranging from minor cuts and bruises to limb loss, paralysis or even death. Some of the long term effects of being involved in a road accident as a pedestrian include disability, brain damage, depression and the high cost of long term rehabilitation.
Your claim is in safe hands
Accident Advice Helpline’s personal injury team has over 15 years’ experience advising on all types of personal injury claims. This experience and expertise puts us in an excellent position to offer you the best legal advice and representation anywhere in the UK.
We understand that every case is different and that is why we take a personalised approach to every claim and tailor our services to suit each client’s specific needs. Our specialist solicitors are committed to achieving the best possible outcome on your claim and they will fight tirelessly to not only win the case but to also make sure you receive the maximum compensation you deserve.
Start your claim with Accident Advice Helpline
Thanks to Accident Advice Helpline‘s no win no fee* policy, non fault accident victims no longer have to worry about the cost of making a pedestrian accident claim. As long as there’s evidence that a third party was at least partially responsible for your accident, our personal injury team will take on your claim without asking for an upfront legal fee.
If you would like to learn more about claiming for a pedestrian accident, call us today for a free chat with our friendly advisers. They are waiting to offer you free, no-obligation advice on your initial consultation. Dial 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile phone.