Pedestrians – particularly children – are one of the most vulnerable groups of road users in the UK, with pedestrian accidents accounting for around 24% of all road fatalities. While there is plenty pedestrians can do to take care on the road such as following the Green Cross Code, ensuring their visibility and refraining from using headphones or mobile phones, in many incidents drivers simply won’t be paying due care and attention, and an accident will happen.
These accidents can result in extremely serious injuries including broken bones, spinal injury and brain injury. These kinds of injuries can leave you unable to go back to work and can result in a complete change to your day-to-day life. Not being able to return to work can cause financial difficulties and result in further strain being put on you and your loved ones.
It is important that you speak to a solicitor who has proven expertise in complex cases, as often pedestrian accidents can lead to life-changing, serious injuries. You need to make sure that your solicitor has the highest level of experience and specialist skills to successfully deal with your claim, as well as helping you with much-needed support.
We can help you, or a loved one, if you have sadly been involved in a road accident as a pedestrian. We understand that no amount of money can make up for the serious injuries and trauma you have sustained, but a claim for compensation can help you to get your life back on track.
When you make a claim, it is important to have as much evidence as possible to prove that it was someone else’s fault. If you are able, get the contact details of the driver and any witnesses and make sure you have reported the incident to the police. You should also have your injuries assessed by a medical professional as soon as possible after the accident.
In most cases, the driver of the vehicle will stop, but on rare occasions, the accident will become a hit and run. If the police are able to trace the driver, we will proceed as we normally would. If the driver remains untraced, we can still help you make a claim against the Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB). This is an organisation set up to deal with claims on behalf of victims who have been injured by uninsured or untraceable drivers.
We have over 30 years’ experience successfully claiming compensation for pedestrians involved in road accidents. Common claims include cases where:
Whether the driver stops after the accident or not, we will be able to help you claim the compensation you deserve to help get your life back on track.
We pull together with you and your family to support you with expert legal advice, financial assistance including benefits advice and emergency funds, physical help with early intervention for treatment, rehabilitation and therapies, as well as emotional and psychological support for the whole family.