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Pedestrian claims

Injuries caused to pedestrians can be extremely serious, including broken bones, spinal cord injuries and brain injuries. Claiming compensation can help you to access specialist treatment and support for your specific injuries, helping you to make the best recovery possible.

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Getting access to specialist support

Due to the serious nature of the injuries often sustained in pedestrian crashes, injured people can have their lives turned upside down overnight. Whether it's getting financial help if you're unable to work, or getting support from specialists in your specific area, we're on hand to help you and your family.

We don't just fight for the maximum amount of compensation for you, but we also have rehabilitation and support coordinators, who are clinically trained, working alongside your legal team helping you to access the full wraparound support you and your family need. We're here to advocate for you, ensuring that your voice is heard and that you receive the support you need to recover and rebuild your life.


There are no hidden costs and we don’t claw back shortfall fees, meaning you keep more of your compensation


Dedicated rehabilitation & support coordinators to help you access the specialist help you need


Our client stories

Empowering people to rebuild their lives

Scott* was hit by a car when he was walking home and sustained a severe traumatic brain injury. Initially, it was touch and go whether Scott would survive. But with extensive input after we agreed funding for specialist treatment and rehabilitation, he was discharged from hospital and is back home with his family.

Client Stories

Our partners

Working with organisations to support people after road crashes

We work closely with RoadPeace, and the Road Victims Trust to support people who have been bereaved or seriously injured in road crashes. 

As part of our work with RoadPeace in the West Midlands, we created an anthology of stories, poems and drawings of people impacted by road death. The anthology aims to support those who find themselves bereaved after road death, as well as a call for change and a call for society to stop accepting these needless deaths.

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Our support

How we can help you

We're specialists - we only do injury-related law, which means you can be sure you're receiving expert guidance and advice.

Why choose us?

Caroline Trinder

Rehabilitation and Support Lead

Our rehabilitation and support coordinators

We have a dedicated team of rehabilitation and support coordinators, who all have a background in health and social care, on hand to help you with our full wraparound support.

  • Specialist support at the earliest stage, alongside your legal team
  • Plugging any gaps in the care you're receiving
  • Emergency fund to pay for initial care, aids and equipment
  • Collaborative working with your treating team to get you home safely
  • Psychological support and arranging counselling
  • Exploring grants and funding options available to you

Our Process

Guiding people through the legal process

Pedestrian collision claims can be complex with lots of different things to think about. Our expert team are on hand to handle every aspect of your claim and guide you through the whole process.

Free meeting without the need to go ahead with a claim
We’ll come to see you face to face wherever you feel comfortable to find out more about you and your family, what you’re worried about and how we can start helping you. We’ll also talk to you about how your case can be funded, so you’ll have peace of mind and reassurance that making a claim won’t cost you money, even if your claim isn’t successful. We don’t believe in taking money off injured people like some other firms, so there are no hidden charges
Introduce our Rehabilitation and Support Team
Once we understand what’s worrying you, our Rehabilitation and Support Team will be in touch to understand more about your needs and to help you access the urgent support you need. The team include health and social care professionals who can help to plug any gaps in your care. They’re on hand to help with discharge planning and making sure you have everything you need to go home safely. We’ve also got an emergency fund to help pay for any initial care, aids and equipment you might need.
Contact the other side to get the ball rolling
We’ll send a letter of claim to the defendant insurers—this is basically a letter telling them what’s happened and why we think they’re responsible. It’s important we make contact with the defendant insurers as soon as possible to make sure your claim can move forward without any delays. They’re allowed time to look into what’s happened and tell us if they admit they’re to blame, they think they’re partly to blame, or they deny blame all together. Sometimes, there’s no response at all. However, while they’re doing this, we’ll be working with them to try and get funding for private rehabilitation to help your recovery from the very beginning of the claim.
Asking for interim payments
You might be worried about the impact your injuries have had on you and money worries if you can’t work. While steps one to three are ongoing, we’ll also be asking the defendant insurers for interim payments. These are payments that you get as soon as possible before your case has settled that can help pay for any suggested treatment, help with any financial worries you might have about paying your rent or mortgages, or paying bills, and to put in place a full treating and care team, helping to make sure you achieve your best possible outcome.
Gathering evidence
Next, we’ll start gathering the evidence. This could be to help prove that the other person involved was to blame (known as liability) and medical evidence to show what injuries you have, that these injuries were caused by the incident and how they’ve affected your life (known as causation and quantum). Liability evidence could be CCTV or police reports, and medical evidence includes your hospital or GP records, as well as reports from medical experts who specialise in your injuries.
Getting you the rehabilitation you need
As we carry on gathering all the information to build your case, we’ll be working alongside professionals who are specialists in your injuries to look at how we can support you and get you the best recovery possible. We do this by organising the highest quality rehabilitation and treatment for your specific needs. We’ll keep working with the defendant insurers to get all this funded for you while your claim is still ongoing so that you don’t have to wait.
Working out how much your claim is worth
After gathering all the evidence, we’ll also calculate how much your claim should be worth. We’ll look at what losses you’ve had since your injuries including from not being able to work, as well as any losses you’ll experience in the future. We’ll also think about all the things you’ll need now and in time to come, including things like care packages, treatment, aids, equipment, changing your home so it works better for you, and any number of others things that might be important to you (for example getting back to a hobby you love or sourcing an adapted holiday home for you to enjoy time with your family).
Fighting for your best possible outcome
Throughout your whole case we’ll be negotiating with the defendants—whether it’s to get them to accept they’re to blame, agree to release some interim payments to help with your recovery or discussing how much compensation you should get. We’ll always fight for your best possible outcomes.
Lifelong support
Even after your case has settled, we’re still here for you. Our specialist Court of Protection team can help you if your family member can’t manage their own affairs anymore, or we can set up a Personal Injury Trust to make sure you can still claim the benefits you need. We’re also here to help with financial advice to make sure your compensation lasts you for the rest of your life.


Frequently asked questions

Here are the answers to a few of the questions we get asked regularly. But if you have any other questions, please get in touch. We're here to help.

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What can I claim for?

There are a number of different things you can claim in your settlement. Your compensation will be made up of lots of different elements, including:

  • Compensation for the pain and suffering you have endured as a result of your injuries.
  • Any loss of earnings you have experienced now and in the future as a result of being unable to work.
  • Funding for specialist aids and equipment to support your mobility and independence.
  • Modifications you might need to your home, or to buy a more suitable property.
  • Any specialist treatment and rehabilitation to help your recovery, including private rehabilitation and surgery.
  • Travel expenses to attend medical appointments and treatment.
  • Vocational support and help to get you back to work.
  • Adapted vehicles to enable you to drive and get around.

There are many areas which your solicitor will look into to make sure you can claim the maximum amount of compensation available to you.

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Who is at fault in a pedestrian collision?

Pedestrian collisions can be complex and require investigations to establish who is at fault for the crash. There are lots of scenarios in which pedestrians could become hurt. To be able to make a personal injury claim, you need to be able to prove that someone else was negligent and caused your injuries. You solicitor will be able to fully investigate your case and advise whether you are likely to be successful with your claim. In some cases, it can be found that the driver of the car and the pedestrian are both responsible. If this happens, then contributory negligence will be applied to any compensation award. If as a pedestrian, you are found to be 20% at fault for your injuries, then your compensation will be reduced by this amount.

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Can I claim on behalf of someone else?

If a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian collision and has sustained a serious injury which has resulted in them being unable to manage their own affairs any more, you may be able to bring a claim on their behalf as a litigation friend.

You can also claim compensation on behalf of someone who has sadly passed away as a result of a pedestrian collision. Although no amount of money can bring your loved one back, making a fatal injury claim can help to lighten your financial burden. You can read more about fatal injury claims here.

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How long do I have to make a claim?

You have three years from the date of the incident to bring a claim. If the person who has been injured is under 18 years old, you have three years from the date of their 18th birthday. This limit can sometimes be extended if someone has lost capacity as a result of their injuries, but it is always best to seek legal advice as soon as possible. Pedestrian injury claims can be complex, so the sooner you appoint a solicitor, the sooner they can start looking into your case and gathering all the relevant evidence.

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Do I have to pay legal fees?

No, if you are proceeding with a claim under a no win no fee agreement, you will not have to pay legal fees. This is because the insurance company acting for the person at fault will pay these fees at the end of your case. If your claim is not successful, you do not have to pay these fees either.

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Can I claim if I was partly responsible for the collision?

Yes, you may still be able to claim if you were partly responsible for the collision. Even if you think that you were partly responsible, you should speak to a solicitor about the incident and they will be able to advise you about making a claim. If you are found to be partly responsible, the amount of compensation you receive may be reduced – this is called contributory negligence.

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Can I claim for a pedestrian collision involving a child?

If your child has been injured in a pedestrian collision, we understand how upsetting this can be and that you will want to gain access to the best possible care and support. You can make a claim on behalf of your child as their litigation friend. That means you will deal with any decisions and answer any questions in the case on behalf of your child. Once compensation has been agreed, this will be agreed and protected by the court until they turn 18. If you need access to this compensation for their care and support ahead of their 18th birthday, you can set up a personal injury trust. This will enable you to access some of their compensation earlier.

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How much compensation can I claim?

The amount of compensation you receive will depend on the how severe your injuries are, and the amount of care and support you require now and in the future. Your solicitor will be able to give an estimate on how much your claim is worth based on your injuries and circumstances.

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Who pays for my compensation?

Any compensation will be paid by the insurance company of the person responsible for the accident. The person themselves will not pay this compensation. If you have been involved in a collision where someone was driving without insurance you can still claim compensation, but this will be through the Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB).

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I was involved in a hit and run crash. What do I do?

If you’ve been involved in a hit and run crash, you can still claim compensation. Like with claims where a driver has no insurance, hit and run cases where the driver can’t be traced are also processed through the Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB).

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