Pedestrian injury compensation claims involve any kind of incident where you have been injured while walking on a footpath or across a road. The fault of the accident could be a driver who has knocked you down or it could be the fault of another party. If you are a pedestrian and you have been involved in a road accident that was not your fault then you could have a valid claim.
Pedestrian Accident Claim Types
A collision with a vehicle is probably the most common kind of pedestrian accident claim. Sometimes the pedestrian can be the party at fault for the accident but often it is the driver who is travelling too fast or carelessly.
If you are a pedestrian and you have been involved in a road accident then you will usually experience serious injuries. Below are some of the main reasons why claimants begin pedestrian accident claims:
- Zebra crossing accidents where a driver has failed to stop for a pedestrian crossing the road
- Crushed by a car and another stationary object like a wall
- Pedestrian accidents are not always the fault of another driver, they can be caused if you fall on a footpath or road that has not been properly maintained by the local authority, in these cases, it can be possible to claim against the council
- Drivers can sometimes leave the scene of an accident they caused and these incidents are more commonly known as hit and run accidents. Some drivers may be driving with no insurance when they cause a pedestrian accident. In both these cases, it can still be possible to make a compensation claim through the Motor Insurers Bureau
Effects Of A Pedestrian Accident
Children and elderly people are some of the most vulnerable road users and prone to pedestrian accidents more than most. If you are hit by a car or any kind of vehicle on the road then your life can be completely turned around and you could suffer from a brain or head injury; spinal injuries or broken bones, often pedestrians involved in accidents will suffer from multiple injuries including psychological damage or Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
Drink drivers, careless drivers, drivers who are under the influence of drugs are often those who cause pedestrian accidents and if third party blame can be clearly identified then your claim could be valid.
What Will Help With Your Pedestrian Accident Claim?
If you or a member of your family has experienced a pedestrian accident, some of the below can be useful in proving your compensation case:
- Witness statements
- Photographs of the scene and your injuries
- A report to the police which will then be on record
- It is also worth keeping hold of any receipts for travel expenses and bills for medical appointments if you want to claim for those in your compensation settlement
How Much Pedestrian Injury Compensation Could I Receive?
How much compensation you will get for a pedestrian accident claim is dependent upon the extent of your injuries and how these have affected you in terms of pain, suffering as well as any financial implications your injury may have had, e.g. if you have had to pay for any medical treatment or if you have not been able to work and have suffered a loss of earnings.
Claiming Compensation With Motor Injury Lawyers
If you believe that you could have a valid pedestrian injury claim then please get in touch with our team of no win no fee solicitors at Motor Injury Lawyers on 0800 808 7733 or complete an online claim form.