Do you need to contact Ystradgynlais accident claim solicitors after being hurt on a zebra crossing?
Designed to enable pedestrians to cross the road safely, drivers and other road users are required to stop if they see a pedestrian waiting to use a zebra crossing. Although zebra crossings don’t use traffic lights to stop traffic, the highway code does require road users to pause and allow pedestrians to cross the road safely when at a zebra crossing.
However, not all drivers adhere to these rules and some even try to speed through these types of crossings to avoid having to stop. Whilst pedestrians should have the right of way at a zebra crossing, it is always best to wait until you’re sure that a vehicle is going to stop for you before you step out on to the road.
If you have been hit by a vehicle or cyclist whilst on a zebra crossing, you may want to the person responsible to be held to account. If they are shown to have been driving dangerous, or if they were using a mobile phone or intoxicated, at the time of the incident, they may face a serious criminal charge and they could even be remanded in prison.
In addition to facing criminal charges, they could also face civil legal action if you decide to contact Ystradgynlais accident claim solicitors and make a compensation claim against them. If you were hurt whilst using a zebra crossing, it may be fairly easy for you to make your compensation claim with Ystradgynlais accident claim solicitors and you could easily obtain compensation for the harm that you suffered.
Of course, the amount of compensation you’re awarded will depend on the type of injuries you experienced and the impact these injuries had on your life. If, for example, your injuries were very serious and have required you to take time off work, you may receive more compensation than if you were simply off work for one of two days whilst you were recovering.
If you would like to learn more about how much compensation you could be awarded, we can help. Our 30-second test is a simple way to find out just how much compensation you could receive when you make a successful compensation claim with Ystradgynlais accident claim solicitors and it’s available on Accident Advice Helpline’s website right now!
Why wait? If you want to find out more about making a claim with Ystradgynlais accident claim solicitors or if you want to take our 30-second test today, why not get in touch or visit us online? Our personal injury team are available so you can call and we’ll always be happy to help. Simply call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile to access help with your claim and we’ll do our best to assist you.
Date Published: 28th October 2014