Injuries suffered by pedestrians in road traffic accidents can be very serious, even leading to fatalities. Pedestrian accidents are often caused by the negligence of a road user, in driving dangerously, jumping traffic lights or just failing to see you.
Claims for compensation are not always straight forward though they can raise many challenges, particular if allegations are made by the third party that you stepped out into the road without looking, did not use traffic lights or pedestrian crossings nearby or were distracted. This can be very upsetting. We have experience to pursue a personal injury claim sensitively and compassionately, understanding all of the issues involved, and fighting hard on your behalf.
We are often approached to take such cases over from other solicitors who do not have that experience. We know how to use accident reconstruction methods, walking speed statistics, throw distances and sight liner to prove that a collision was the fault of the driver.
- Child Pedestrians
Even if a child runs out in front of a car, it is possible to prove that the driver was at fault, particularly if the driver was travelling as little too fast in a residential area, did not slow down as he approached a group of children on the pavement or if the accident happened near to a school or playground. The law expects an adult driver to be more responsible for their actions compared to a young child.
- What should I do if I have been injured?
One of the most important things to do is to obtain the name of the driver and policy number of any vehicle that is involved. The contact details of witnesses are also important. We will also seek all of this information directly from the police.
- Hit and Run Accidents
Don’t worry if you don’t know who the driver was- we can pursue a claim on your behalf against the Motor Insurers Bureau. We are here to help.
If you or someone you know has been injured in these circumstances and you would like to speak to a solicitor about making a personal injury claim, please telephone us for a free of charge chat.