We are catastrophic and serious injury solicitors who provide legal advice together with financial, physical and emotional support.
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 compensation 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 compensation 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.
Speak to one of our expert serious injury solicitors to see how we can help you and your family.
From the very first call, we will provide you with confidential, no-obligation advice, to find out your circumstances and establish how we can help you and your family. Often, this initial call is followed by a meeting, where we will come out to visit you if it's safe and appropriate to do so. These initial meetings can also take place on the phone, over FaceTime or other digital platforms such as Zoom.
At any meetings, we encourage our potential clients and their families to speak openly and freely and ask lots of questions. We will explain the entire process of making a claim to you, as well as explain how we can help, including the benefits of pursuing a claim. We also fully advise on the legal aspect of pursuing a claim, including the prospects of success and how we are paid.
Good communication is essential when claiming compensation. We will always keep you up to date with any progress in your case, fully advising you upon the risks and benefits of any decisions to be made. We will establish what type of communication is best for you; whether that's during the week, at the weekend or in the evenings, we are available to help and support you.
We build whole teams around you and your family, choosing solicitors with expertise in your specific injuries and circumstances to ensure you have the specialist support you need. This team is usually led by a senior solicitor and will likely include another solicitor, trainee solicitor or paralegal.
We have Client Support Managers with expert clinical experience involved as part of your team from the start. They provide well-informed guidance on available support and treatment options, helping you and your family to make the right decisions. Your Client Support Manager can also liaise with your treating team to help with discharge to suitable accommodation, including arranging and facilitating care packages and sourcing aids and equipment to improve your function and independence.
We work in collaboration with health and social care, as well as charities to ensure we all pull together to enable you to achieve your best possible outcome and lead a fulfilled life.
Unlike other firms, this team approach and lower caseloads per solicitors means more people are working proactively on your case, ensuring there are no unnecessary delays. It also means more people are assisting in understanding the complexities of your case and ensure there is continued support for you and your family. This way of working means several people are there to listen to you at any time, allowing for holidays and other circumstances, which won't have a detrimental impact on the support you receive.
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 physical support for the whole family.
To get the best out of working with you and your family and providing the best possible support, our solicitors work with fewer clients than is typical in the legal sector. As well as full support for you, this also means that we can work proactively and intensively on your claim, meaning you receive full compensation without any unnecessary delays.
We have an emergency fund that can be used to help to plug any gaps there may be in the support you're receiving immediately. We can also assist you with benefits applications and support you with appeal processes. We also have links to charities and other organisations who may be able to help with emergency funding.
We have Client Support Managers who will be part of your team, who have expert clinical and social work experience. They can help you to understand the different treatment and support options, as well as assist with discharge planning, care packages and any aids and equipment you may need.
As part of your claim, we will also look at any emotional needs you and your family may have as a result of your accident, to ensure these are addressed to provide all-round support.
The nature of serious and catastrophic injuries is such that in order to help, specialist expertise is essential. With over 30 years’ experience, we have dealt with transfer cases that include: