Being involved in a road traffic accident is unfortunately possible even when you are not in a car. Pedestrians get hit by vehicles too, and the injuries can be very serious. When it comes to pedestrian road traffic accidents, just 5 mph can make the difference between life, and death and injuries often range from broken limbs to various fractures, concussions and even brain damage. In these types of situations, it is a good idea to call Accident Advice Helpline to find out about making a claim for compensation.
Why choose our solicitors in Saffron Walden?
Saffron Walden is a small market town located in Essex, England, just 43 miles north of London and 18 miles south of Cambridge. The town has a small population of about 14,000 people. Accident Advice Helpline is a national law firm with the skill and expertise to handle any accident claim wherever you are.
How to find out if you’re eligible for compensation?
There are several factors you need to take into consideration before making plans to claim compensation. You need to make sure it wasn’t your fault. Here are some cases in which you will be eligible for compensation:
- A driver hits you while reversing
- A driver doesn’t stop at a pedestrian crossing and hits you while you’re crossing the road
- A cyclist hits you while you are walking on the pavement (cyclists can’t ride on pavements)
- A driver hits you after failing to stop at a red light
- A speeding driver hits you in a rural area.
What to do after pedestrian accident?
If you become the victim of such an accident and you are not unconscious and able to, it is recommended that you gather some evidence if you can. Your solicitors in Saffron Walden will have to prove that it wasn’t your fault and you can help by taking pictures and witness accounts. You will also need to call the police as well as an ambulance.
If there are security cameras nearby, make sure you ask for the footage. Pictures alone might not be enough to prove who was guilty, but a video footage of the accident surely will be.
Why contact a professional?
This type of accident can cause too much damage and you will most likely need proper compensation to deal with the consequences. If you want to increase your chances of winning, you should contact us for free advice. We’ll take care of your case on a no win no fee* basis.
If you need free advice, start by calling Accident Advice Helpline. We’re one of the largest and most respected personal injury law firms in the United Kingdom. We are available 24/7 and you can call us for free from a land line number on 0800 689 0500. You can also call 0333 500 0993 from your mobile or reach us by sending a text ‘CLAIM365’ to 88010 in which case you’ll get a call back from one of our helpful advisers.
Date Published: 20th July 2015
Author: David Brown