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Pedestrian Accident Claims – Everything you need to know

As a pedestrian, you are amongst one of the most vulnerable road users. Like a cyclist, you lack external protection, and when involved in a road traffic accident, you are more likely to be seriously injured when involved in a collision with a vehicle such as a car, van, or motorcycle. The impact is bound to cause more damage too, resulting in long-term, detrimental damages. Wherever you are, you can be hurt anywhere if there are vehicles nearby. Even pavements and pedestrian zones can be dangerous.

Common causes of pedestrian accidents

Pedestrian accidents can be caused by a range of things, however, the more common ones include:

  • Negligent driving is caused by failing to pay attention to the road or surroundings. Negligent driving behaviour is also when a driver is driving too fast, lengthening stopping distance and slowing reaction times if anything appears on the road.
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, leading to overconfident driving, and slower reaction times to hazards on the roads.
  • Driving whilst distracted; for example, using a mobile phone whilst driving.

It is the driver’s duty of care to drive safely on the roads as they can cause the most damage to a pedestrian when involved in a collision. Most of the time, in an accident involving a car and a pedestrian, a pedestrian will experience more severe injuries. If as a pedestrian you have been involved in an accident with a vehicle, due to no fault of your own, we highly advise that you contact one of our experienced solicitors at Solicitors On Your Side.

Common injures to pedestrians from road traffic accidents

Pedestrians are more likely to experience more severe injuries when involved in a road traffic accident compared to other road users. The less severe injuries that pedestrians are likely to experience include:

  • Whiplash and less severe neck and head injuries
  • Cuts and bruises.

However, due to the lack of external protection of the road, pedestrians are more likely to face more severe injuries, these include:

  • Spin and back injuries
  • Head and brain injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Amputations
  • Accidents leading to a fatality.

If you would like to start a successful claim after being involved in a road traffic accident as a pedestrian, we highly advise that you contact one of our experienced solicitors at Solicitors On Your Side. We will ensure that you get the highest possible compensation in the most stress-free and easy way, enabling you to get the highest possible compensation.

How we can help

We understand that being involved in a road traffic accident is an extremely traumatising and stressful experience that can lead to physical and psychological trauma to anyone. If you have been involved in a road traffic accident as a pedestrian, we highly advise that you contact one of our experienced solicitors. You can start a successful claim by following these three effortless steps.

  1. Make sure that everyone is safe and call any emergency services if it is necessary.
  2. Gather as much evidence as possible from the accident scene, such as videos, photos, witness reports, CCTV footage and dashcam footage.
  3. Contact us, to start a successful claim for the damages that you have faced.

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