Can I claim compensation for my pedestrian accident?
Pedestrians are amongst the most vulnerable people on the road and are generally the least protected against injury. If you have been knocked down by a car, or you were involved in a ‘hit and run’ accident, we can provide specialist advice to you.
We will get you the maximum amount of compensation you are entitled to. We are specialist road traffic accident lawyers and are proud of the service we provide to our clients, which is why we are renowned in the Chester area.
Can I make a claim on a no win no fee basis?
We act for most of our clients on a no win no fee basis. Therefore, as long as our clients act reasonably with us, there is no risk in making a compensation claim. We also arrange for our clients to have insurance. We can come out and meet with you to discuss our funding arrangements in full.
How long do I have to make a claim?
As a general rule, you have three years from the date of your accident to pursue a personal injury claim. If you are a child at the time of the accident you have until your 21st birthday to pursue a claim. If court proceedings are not issued against a responsible party within this period of time then it is unlikely that you will be able to pursue a personal injury claim further. This is unless the court allows you discretion to do so, which in most circumstances is unlikely.
Different rules apply when pursuing a claim via the Motor Insurers Bureau for untraced drivers. Please check our untraced driver page for further details.
What sort of injuries do pedestrians normally suffer in an accident?
Sadly, pedestrians often suffer relatively serious injuries because in most cases they are hit by a car.
The most common injuries we see are:-
- Broken bones, such as wrists, arms, and legs
- Neck and back injuries. Whilst in many cases these may initially seem quite minor, it can often take a long time for the symptoms to fully resolve
- Head and brain injuries. Please see our head injury page for further information
- Psychological injuries. It is common for pedestrians to suffer psychologically following accidents. We can arrange private treatment for pedestrians in the form of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, to get them back to their true selves at the earliest opportunity.
- Paralysis. These injuries are very severe and require bespoke advice. Please contact us immediately if you have suffered these injuries. We have a dual qualified solicitor/doctor in our office who often provides input in these cases
- Fatal injuries. Sadly due to the nature of some accidents, pedestrian injuries can sometimes prove fatal. If you are a grieving family member and need help please contact us. We urge you to look at our fatal accidents page for further information.
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