Pedestrian Accident Claims
For free legal advice call our Road Traffic Accident Solicitors and we will help you. Ask if we can deal with your claim on a No Win, No Fee basis.
If you’ve been injured by a vehicle, motorbike or bicycle while walking on a road or pavement, our Road Traffic Accident Solicitors can help you.
We offer free legal advice, so you can talk to us about making a pedestrian accident compensation claim completely free of charge.
If we take your case on, we’ll use all our experience to get you the compensation, care and rehabilitation you need to get back on your feet.
At Simpson Millar, we’re dedicated to getting the best outcomes for our clients, for example:
- £6,000,000 Compensation for Man Hit at Pedestrian Crossing
- £492,000 Compensation for Pedestrian Injured by Untraced Driver
- £275,000 Compensation for Pedestrian Injured at Zebra Crossing
Making a Pedestrian Accident Claim
If you’ve been injured while out walking or jogging – and another road user is to blame – you could be entitled to compensation.
Often, these accidents happen at pedestrian crossings. A driver might fail to see someone crossing the road or decide not to stop. Pedestrians are also at risk of being hit by drunk drivers, drivers using their mobile phone, and even cyclists who don’t follow the rules of the road.
Really, it doesn’t matter how your pedestrian accident with a vehicle happened. The main thing is that if you’re injured through no fault of your own, you may be entitled to compensation.
Sometimes, a pedestrian accident is fatal. We know how devastating this is for the loved ones left behind. If you want, we can help you make a fatal accident claim against those at fault.
We also help the families of children who have been injured while crossing the road or playing outside.
Pedestrian Accident Compensation
As a pedestrian, you’re vulnerable in that you have little to no personal protection. Because of this, pedestrian accidents often result in serious injuries.
If you need ongoing medical treatment and rehabilitation, we can ensure you have access to the best treatment available. If you need help around the house, your compensation can cover the cost of care provided by a nurse, or your friends and family. Also, if you need to adapt your home to accommodate your injuries, your compensation can include the money needed to cover these costs.
Along with all that, we can make sure that your financial losses are recovered. This includes things like your lost earnings. In fact, you may be able to claim compensation for:
- Loss of earnings, both past and future
- Pain and suffering caused by the accident
- Accident related expenses such as medication and taxis
- Damage to your personal property
- Care and assistance provided by your relatives or friends during your injury
- Rehabilitation support
- Loss of pension rights
How Simpson Millar Can Help You
We offer free legal advice and a free assessment of your pedestrian accident claim. Our Road Traffic Accident Solicitors and Litigation Lawyers only deal with road accident claims.
You can rely on us to fight for you to get you the best possible outcome in your accident claim. We’ll handle every step of your case, leaving you free to focus on your recovery. Don’t worry, you won’t need to visit our offices for meetings. We’ll keep you updated by email, phone and post.
We’ll pursue legal action against the person or party who caused your accident. If the driver fled the scene, or doesn’t have car insurance, we can still help you. The process is slightly different because we make a claim through the Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) instead.
Pedestrian Accident Claims FAQ
- How long will it take?
Some claims take months to complete, others take over a year. It varies from case to case. If your injuries have fully resolved and the other side admits liability (fault), your claim will be relatively straightforward. If your injuries are complex or the other side denies liability, the process usually takes a longer. However, it’s better not to rush. It’s important to fully investigate your claim to ensure you get the full amount of compensation.
- What is the claims process?
The claims process broadly follows these 7 steps:
- Get statements from you and any witnesses
- Gather evidence from the scene of the accident, such as photographs and helmet cam/dash cam footage
- Get your medical records
- Ask a medical expert to write a report on your injuries
- Calculate your financial damages
- Negotiate a settlement with the other side
- Provide you with your compensation award
Most pedestrian accident claims settle out of Court. In fact, it would be very unusual for a claim to go to Court. If it does, we’ll be by your side.
- How long do I have to make a claim?
A claim must be made within three years of the accident, otherwise you’ll miss your chance to claim compensation. The rules are different for minors. Injured children under the age of 18 have until their 21st birthday to make a claim.
- What funding is available?
We have different funding arrangements available, the most popular being a No Win, No Fee agreement. Ask us for details.
- Can I make a claim?
We’ll need to check that you have grounds to make a claim before taking on your case. We want to be sure that someone else was responsible for your accident, and that you suffered injuries as a result. When you contact us, we’ll provide a free initial assessment of your claim.
- Can I make a claim on behalf of someone else?
The injured person must bring their own claim. However, this won’t be possible if he/she is under the age of 18, lacks mental capacity or is deceased. If any of these apply, you can make a claim on behalf of someone else.
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