Been injured through no fault of your own? Claim your legal right to compensation…
As pedestrians, we may assume that we are safe to walk on pavements and are safe to cross the carriageway without becoming injured. However, admissions to Accident and Emergency departments around the country are increasing due to pedestrian related casualties occurring when pedestrians are injured in collisions with vehicles, often through no fault of their own.
If you have sustained a pedestrian related injury through no fault of your own within the last 3 years then you may be legally entitled to pursue a personal injury compensation claim for your injury.
What is a pedestrian related accident?
A pedestrian related accident may be defined as any accident which involves a pedestrian. It may involve an accident occurring due to:
- loose paving
- unstable steps or stairs
- accidents involving a fall from a pavement into the road
- accidents involving a vehicle colliding with a pedestrian either on the pavement or whilst crossing the road
Are you a vulnerable pedestrian?
Certain members of the public may be at an increased risk of being involved in a pedestrian related accident. For instance:
- elderly people who may have mobility, visual and auditory problems, which may compromise their safety
- younger children who may not have the visual awareness, experience and common sense to cross the road and use the pavements correctly
Can I increase my safety as a pedestrian?
There are a number of steps that you can take to increase your visual presence on the pavement and when crossing the roads. However, perhaps the most important safety measure that a pedestrian can take, is to recognise that they need to use their common sense and be vigilant when crossing a busy road.
- Wear reflective outer clothing that will alert other road users to your presence.
- Use a torch if you are walking on the pavement to illuminate your way ahead and enable you to negotiate a safe path.
- Always use designated places and crossings to cross the road. These may increase your safety and allow other road users to be aware of your intentions and allow enough time to stop.
- Always use pavements if they are provided.
- If there are no pavements, always walk in single file and face oncoming traffic.
Making a compensation claim with the solicitors in Lancashire
Call the leading experts, Accident Advice Helpline, to ensure that you receive the no obligation advice and relevant information that you need, if you have had an accident which wasn’t your fault and wish to pursue a personal injury compensation claim. Their team of helpful advisers can notify you over the phone of your entitlement to make a personal injury compensation claim using their team of professional injury solicitors in Lancashire.
In fact, if you decide to go ahead with your claim, then their team of dedicated injury solicitors in Lancashire will ensure that your claim is processed on a no win no fee basis, which is reassuring at this difficult time.
To discuss your claim with an expert adviser dial 0800 689 0500 now.
With your compensation claim in the hands of the injury solicitors in Lancashire, you can feel reassured that your claim is in expert hands and your compensation claim will be processed with accountability through to its satisfactory conclusion.
Date Published: 1st May 2014