pedestrian accident claims
If you or a family member have been injured as a Pedestrian whilst walking along the pavement or crossing a road the consequences can be significant, especially if you have been hit by a car or another kind of motor vehicle.
Given the nature of such an incident it is easy to understand how injuries to a person can be so serious given the weight and speed at which a car or motorbike can be travelling at.
The injuries are likely to be severe, not only substantial pain and suffering but also a strong possibility the surgery may be required and unfortunately the potential for weeks, if not months, of recovery and rehabilitation.
Depending on the circumstances and who has been injured there may be additional financial pressures alongside the limitations that can be placed on your lifestyle. The loss of income at such an emotionally and physically stressful time can be overwhelming.
Our specialist pedestrian accident solicitors can help you with everything, from claiming for your personal injury and your losses, such as loss of earnings and travel expenses, to arranging private medical treatment and rehabilitation to assist in your recovery and get your life back on track. Pursuing compensation for your accident is not something you have to do on your own, you need specialist advice. Trust us to help you.
About pedestrian accident claims
Pedestrian accident claims are often very complicated and involve serious injury or death. Even at minor speeds if a pedestrian collides with a car or motorbike they have little protection from the impact. They often suffer from the initial collision but can then be thrown into the air or knocked to the ground suffering further injuries. Sometimes due to the speeds involved or if there is a head injury, serious brain damage or death can occur. This can lead to great strain being place on the injured victim’s family either in terms of loss of financial security or having to provide care.
Pedestrians beware of cyclists! Data taken from the annual Road Casualty Statistics show that, kilometre per kilometre, cyclists cause as many personal injury accidents as motorcars. The risk of fatal accidents is also similar. Although a large number of collisions occur when pedestrians step onto the road without having noticed an approaching cyclist, just as many are caused by cyclists who ride on pavements and collide with pedestrians.
For your compensation claim to be successful it is up to you and your legal representation to prove that your accident or injury resulted from the fault or negligence of another person, which is why you need to instruct trusted dedicated personal injury solicitors who have the experience and technical knowledge to help.
The following is a useful checklist in order to help us submit a successful claim on your behalf:
- Photos from the scene of the accident
- Report the accident to the police
- The name, contact details and insurance information of the driver involved.
- Names and contact details of any witnesses
- Seek immediate medical treatment
- Keep a record of all expenses incurred as a result of your injury including medical treatments, specialist equipment such as mobility aids and additional costs such as traveling to and from hospital and other appointments.
- Contact personal injury specialists such as PSR Solicitors
The main causes of Pedestrian Accidents
In the majority of cases where a pedestrian is involved in a collision with a vehicle including a car, motorbike or lorry, the driver is usually at fault by:
- Failing to stop in time
- Going through a red light
- Being distracted
- Dangerous driving
Even people riding pushbikes are responsible for a large number of accidents where pedestrians become the innocent and injured party.
Our experienced solicitors can help you with a wide range of pedestrian accident claims such as claims involving:
- Car accidents
- Bike accidents
- Motorbike accidents
- Bus accident claims
- Cycling accidents
- Malicious intent
The Pedestrian Injury Lawyers to trust
The responsibility lies with you, as the victim, to clearly demonstrate that the driver was at fault and directly caused the accident in which you were injured. You cannot do this alone and you cannot do this without specialist help. Many law firms now use teams of unqualified fee earners who do not have the level of expertise and knowledge necessary to deal with personal injury claims. Clients don’t know who is handling their claim and compensation awards are put at risk.
You deserve a dedicated firm of personal injury solicitors fighting your corner, to give you the best chance of claiming the full amount of compensation and at PSR Solicitors we have an exceptional reputation for recovering 100% of the damages for our clients. We have thorough knowledge of how insurance companies operate so that we can successfully navigate the claims process including the potential pitfalls and obstacles.
Your compensation money will be fundamental to your physical and psychological recovery as well as your financial security and independence so it essential that you instruct the right team to act on your behalf.
With a reputation for providing the highest standards of legal representation we will co-ordinate everything you need efficiently and effectively as well as providing maximum support at all times:
- We are committed to securing you the full amount of compensation to cover all of your long-term needs including medical treatment, rehabilitation, any modifications to your home and specialist equipment you may need to retain your independence.
- We will arrange financial support and interim payments until your claim is settled to cover your costs and protect against any loss of earnings.
- If you are unable to return to work as a result of your injuries we can advise you on the benefits you can claim.
- We will provide advice and assistance on setting up a personal injury trust to protect your compensation claim from any care costs, third parties and any means testing, which may affect your benefit payments.
We have significant experience dealing with the full range of pedestrian injuries, so whether you are recovering from short-term injuries or facing life-changing and permanent effects, we have the expertise to help.
We regularly help clients who have suffered injuries including:
- Broken limbs
- Back or neck injuries
- Head and brain injuries
We are proud of our reputation as the leading personal injury specialists across North Wales and Cheshire and for our exceptional track record of delivering excellent results for all of our clients. We have been accredited by the Law Society for exceptional personal injury services and have achieved the Lexcel Practice Management Standard for legal provision.
Can I Claim Compensation following being Injured as a Pedestrian?
If you have been injured in the past three years and it was someone else’s fault then you are able to make a compensation claim to recognise the pain, inconvenience and financial damage caused.
Can I make a Claim on behalf of someone else?
Yes, you can. Pedestrian accidents often cause serious and debilitating injuries so where the person involved is not able or is too distressed to talk about what has happened, loved ones can make a personal injury claim on their behalf. Wherever possible, we ask to speak to the person who has been injured so that we can obtain their consent to discuss the claim with someone else, but we understand there are times when this is not possible and will continue to offer our legal advice and support.
Our specially trained solicitors are also able to help anyone who has lost a loved one through a fatal accident and will deal sensitively with anyone facing such a heart-breaking and tragic situation.
How to make a Personal Injury Claim following a Pedestrian Accident
Claiming compensation for any injury can feel daunting and overwhelming but we will manage and coordinate the whole process on your behalf.
Following an initial, no-obligation conversation, we will advise you on how likely you are to have a successful claim and how much you can expect to receive.
We will need to know exactly what happened, who else was involved and whether you have any witnesses to the accident. We will also ask about the full extent of you injuries and how they affect your life. We understand that this may be the most difficult part of the process for you but we will take everything at your pace so that you don’t ever feel under pressure or rushed. We can visit you at home or in hospital if you are unable to travel to one of our offices or can even, in some cases, take your initial instruction over the phone.
No Win No Fee Pedestrian Injury Claims
If you are looking to claim compensation for a personal injury after being hit by a car or bike and you want free advice from a fully qualified solicitor then please contact us now. Using one of our specialist solicitors ensures that you have a better chance of winning your claim and receiving all of the compensation and help that you are entitled to all on a No Win No Fee basis. This means that you won't have any legal costs to pay if your claim is unsuccessful so No Win No Fee = No Risk To You.
Contact the Injury Lawyers at PSR
We have offices throughout North Wales and Cheshire and you can contact us safe in the knowledge that one of our expert solicitors will take care of everything for you on a No Win No Fee basis allowing you to carry on with your life whilst we proceed with your legal case.
Since 2009, we have helped thousands of clients to claim everything they are owed and we can help you too.
So contact us today for free, no-obligation advice and speak to one of our friendly team.
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