People traveling on foot are some of the most vulnerable of road users, and if a vehicle collides with a pedestrian the injuries are often life threatening.
Any road traffic accident has the potential to cause serious injury but when an accident involves a pedestrian, especially a child, it can leave victims with long-term physical and psychological damage.
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If you have been involved in a pedestrian accident due to the negligence of another, then you may be able to make a successful injury claim.
All road users whether it is a car, van, motorcycle or person traveling on foot have a 'duty of care' for one another. In essence this means that road users each have a legal responsibility to act safely at all times.
Below are some common causes of pedestrian accidents which we are able to help with:
Pedestrians may not always be blameless in a road accident as they too have a responsibility to act in a safe manner around traffic. The public should walk on the pavement, cross roads only when it's safe to do so, keep children under control and generally follow the green cross code.
However only in rare circumstances can vehicle drivers be found to be fully blameless in contributing to an accident (e.g. a pedestrian who is drunk etc.), as it is expected that whilst operating a vehicle drivers should always be aware and adapt to the risks around them.
Children are considered to be the most at risk group of all road users, and if your child had been injured by a vehicle you will not doubt want to ensure they get the best medical treatment and compensation possible.
As a parent or guardian of an injured child the law permits you to make a compensation claim on their behalf. This can be immediately following the accident or at anytime up until the child becomes an adult at 18 years old. However we recommend gaining legal advice as soon as possible after an accident to ensure evidence can be obtained and compensation for treatment can be secured.
If you are now an adult and were hit by a car as a child but never sort legal advice or compensation, you may still be able to make a claim. To find out more please read our guide can I make a claim for injuries sustained as a child?
Our specialist teams will guide you through the process, ensuring you receive the support and compensation you deserve.
Call us today on 08000 93 00 94 to discuss your pedestrian injury claim with one of our legal advisors or complete an online enquiry form and we'll call you back.
If you are worried about having to pay legal fees if you lose, don't be. On foot accident claims are normally dealt with under a no win no fee arrangement.