Pedestrians are the most vulnerable road users. Simply by walking in the vicinity of motor vehicles can be a hazardous pastime. Drivers often cannot see pedestrians, either blocked by blind spots in their vehicles or hidden from their rear view mirrors. Pedestrian injuries are often the most serious because there is no bodily protection from the impact. Even bicycle collisions can lead to significant injuries and lead to substantial pedestrian injury compensation payouts.
Pedestrian Injury Claims
Successful pedestrian injury compensation claims arise from situations in which the injured party was not at fault. So in this case that could mean being knocked down on a crossing, being hit by vehicles mounting the pavement, or by vehicles reversing without due care and attention.
Claim for a Pedestrian Accident
You need to collect as many details as you can about the accident. Try and get names, contact information and insurance details for anyone else involved, and also those of any witnesses. If there are any pictures worth taking – of any damage, specific road conditions, or skid marks – then try and get those, and return to the scene if you need to.
Of course what’s most important of all is to make sure that you get proper medical attention. Even if you feel fine, and even if it doesn’t look as though there’s anything wrong, it’s essential that you see a doctor, particularly if you’ve suffered a bang to the head.
We have been dealing with pedestrian injury compensation claims for many years. During this time, we’ve built up extensive expertise, both in preparing claims and in knowing how best to look after our clients.
Our extensive legal team works on a no win no fee basis, so you can be absolutely convinced they will act in your best interests and your best interests alone. They’ll know exactly how to argue your case, and will be backed up by our own experienced staff, who’ll know precisely how to manage your claim.
Call our 24-hour free helpline on: 0800 689 0500 or try our 30-second compensation calculator to see if you could claim pedestrian injury compensation.