According to the British Government, 26% of all reported road fatalities are pedestrians and in 2017, more than 23,000 casualties have been reported*.
Our leading pedestrian accident claims solicitors are here to help you claim the compensation you deserve. If you’ve been involved in an accident as a pedestrian, contact us today for free legal advice from our expert solicitors.
No Win No Fee pedestrian accident claims solicitors
Most of our pedestrian accident cases are conducted on a No Win No Fee basis, meaning we only take a fee if we win compensation on your behalf, therefore there is no financial risk to you.
Pedestrian accident explained
As a pedestrian, you are usually the most vulnerable road user. Not only do drivers often fail to pay sufficient attention, cyclists and road works pose an ever-increasing risk of injury. So if you have been injured as a pedestrian, you should talk to a personal injury claims solicitor
Unfortunately, not all victims are lucky enough to recover from a pedestrian accident. If you have lost a loved one in a fatal accident, we’re here to help you claim compensation on behalf of your loved one.
Most common causes and types of pedestrian accidents
There are all kinds of scenarios that can cause a pedestrian accident. Here are the most common causes:
- Road works: unclear marking of road work and detour or unsafe detour
- Car door: where a driver or passenger has failed to pay attention and the door has been opened suddenly
- Driving cars: where a driver is speeding or not paying enough attention
- Cyclists: where cyclists are not following the rules or not paying enough attention
- HGVs and buses: who often don’t see pedestrians in the blind spot.
These accidents result in different kinds of injuries. Our clients most commonly seek compensation for:
What can I claim for?
If you have been injured in a motorbike accident, you can claim compensation for the following:
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of earnings
- House modifications
- Medical expenses
Can I claim if the accident was partly my fault?
Not every pedestrian accident is caused entirely through the inattention of drivers or cyclists. Even if you believe that you may have been partly responsible for an accident, you should still talk to us to establish the full legal position.
What if the driver took off?
There are cases where drivers fail to stop after hitting a pedestrian. If they police are unable to establish who the driver was, a claim can be made under the Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB). We can help you with difficult cases such as a hit and run accident or an accident involving an uninsured driver.
How much compensation can I claim?
Obviously, the level of compensation you can claim depends on the seriousness of your injuries. If your accident was caused due to someone else’s negligence, your claim could be worth as much as several thousand pounds. For more information call us on freephone 0800 083 5045 or try our car accident claims calculator.