Personal injury claims on behalf of injured pedestrians
Many accidents involve pedestrians who often sustain serious or multiple injuries as a result of being hit by a vehicle on a road or car-park. Perhaps surprisingly many pedestrian accidents occur at zebra and other pedestrian crossings. If you have been hit by a car or vehicle whilst crossing the road you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation.
Pedestrian Accident Claims
Accidents involving pedestrians usually occur because the driver of a vehicle fails to keep a proper look out and fails to notice the pedestrian until it is too late. Speeding drivers are also often involved this type of accident. Children are also often involved in accidents as pedestrians.
What if the pedestrian is partly to blame?
In some cases the blame for the accident lies partly with the driver and partly with the pedestrian. In such cases the pedestrian can still usually make a claim for compensation for personal injury although the final award of compensation may be reduced to reflect the extent to which the pedestrian is at fault.
Hit and Run Accident involving a pedestrian?
In many cases pedestrians are the victims of hit and run drivers who fail to stop at the scene of the accident. In such cases it is important that the accident is reported to the police as soon as possible. If a pedestrian is injured in a hit and run accident a claim for compensation can still be made via the Motor Insurers Bureau which operates a scheme to compensate the victims of uninsured and untraced drivers. We can give advice regarding a potential claim in these circumstances and pursue the claim on your behalf.
Free legal advice for pedestrians injured in road accidents
If you have been injured as a pedestrian we can pursue your claim for compensation for personal injury and any financial losses. We can provide a free assessment of your claim and act on a No Win – No Fee basis. We also offer free home visits anywhere in Lancashire. Contact us for free, no obligation advice.