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Pedestrian Accident Claims
A collision which involves a vehicle and a person on the road is known as a pedestrian accident. The injuries which are sustained during this can cause you to rely heavily on your loved ones and those around you to assist you in your day-to-day life.
Not everyone can afford to take time off work due to their injuries but going back to work before you are well enough to, can prolong your recovery period.
We will assist you in claiming compensation as a result of your accident.
Unfortunately, the people that are involved in these types of accidents suffer from injuries that affect their mental and physical wellbeing. Being out in the open makes these individuals susceptible to the dangers around them.
In the UK, we are seeing an increased amount of fatality in these types of accidents and the fault of these accidents are due to error of drivers of a motor vehicle.
Can I make a pedestrian car accident claim?
How does a Pedestrian accident happen?
Pedestrian collisions have a number of causes. these can include carelessness from either one or both parties.
Some examples of a situation where the fault lies with the driver of the vehicle can include:-
- Excessive speed
- Driving without due care and attention
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.Some examples of a situation where the fault lies with the pedestrian can include:-
- Not keeping a proper lookout
- Crossing between parked vehicles
- Wearing clothes which will not be visible to drivers at night
Can compensation be claimed for a child involved in a pedestrian accident?
Seeing your child sustaining an injury and being in pain can be a shock for you, but even more difficult for them to deal with.
It is possible to make a claim on behalf of someone who is under the age of 18, as an adult you will be able to act for them as a litigation friend.
Not only can the physical injuries cause difficulty in their day to day life, but the mental trauma can have long term effects on their mental and emotional wellbeing. The compensation they receive can assist them in getting the help they need.
If your child has been injured, being their parent or guardian means you may need to take time off work so that you can look after them. This can result in a financial strain on you, so you may be able to claim to cover your losses.
Claiming compensation for a pedestrian accident
What should I do after I have been involved in a pedestrian accident
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