Pedestrians are most often at risk when using public highways and are owed a duty of care by drivers and other road users. The courts expect drivers to be aware of the presence of pedestrians because of the likelihood of potentially serious injuries arising from a car hitting a pedestrian.
Can I claim compensation?
If you’ve been involved in an accident as a pedestrian you may be entitled to claim compensation for the injuries you’ve suffered.
If it can be shown that the driver involved in the accident was negligent, or even partly to blame, you may be able to claim compensation.
Liability for accidents involving pedestrians is not always clear cut and you may feel partly to blame for causing the accident. It is still important to take legal advice from a solicitor as the courts may still award compensation.
What can I claim?
You may be able to claim:
- General damages: these cover physical pain and suffering, but can also include emotional pain such as depression which is a result of the injury.
- Special damages: these cover things such as loss of earnings and out of pocket expenses, including medical expenses.
The amount of compensation you’ll win will depend on the severity of your injuries and the extent of your losses.
How do I make a claim?
Contact our pedestrian accident specialists now to discuss making a no win/no fee personal injury claim. We’ll guide you through the whole process and make sure that you receive the best compensation possible.
We can also pursue a claim on your behalf if you were involved in a hit and run incident.
Read how partner, Belinda Lancaster, won £150,000 for a woman who was knocked over at a pedestrian crossing.