Road Traffic Accidents involving pedestrians
Introduction to Pedestrian Accidents
If you are unfortunate enough to be involved in a road accident which was not your fault, then you may be entitled to make a personal injury claim.
All road traffic accidents can cause serious injuries; however, pedestrians may be the group most at risk from being seriously injured if they are involved in a road traffic collision; which is why pedestrians must be given right of way by motorists.
An example which actually occurred is where a pedestrian had good visibility and thought they had time to cross the road and didn’t using a designated pedestrian crossing. A driver saw him from 200 yards away but still collided with him. The judge concluded that the driver must have been driving too fast or failed to keep a proper lookout. The driver was found to be 75% responsible for the accident.
If the driver of the vehicle which injures you leaves the scene without providing any details or turns out to be uninsured, you may still be able to make a claim.
Claiming Personal Injury Compensation following a Pedestrian Accident
Information about making a claim after being involved in a Pedestrian Accident
As with all personal injury compensation claims you would need to prove that another person was responsible for your personal injury (in this case, the driver of the vehicle, which collided with you while you were a pedestrian).
To help your case, you should take names, addresses and telephone numbers of any witnesses to the accident and take photographs of the accident locus if possible. You should also contact the Police immediately and report the incident.
If you are intending to claim expenses such as prescription costs and travelling expenses, remember to keep receipts as evidence.
If you have been injured whilst being a pedestrian then contact our specialist legal team on 0800 195 2537 or 0161 456 2627 and we will be more than happy to talk you through the process.