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Pedestrian Accident Claims

If you have been injured by a driver in the last 3 years and wish to explore the prospects of making a claim, we offer expert specialist legal advice and are happy to speak to you to discuss the facts surrounding the accident and advise whether your claim may be successful.

You can claim for the pain, suffering and loss of amenity caused by the accident as well as your reasonable financial losses incurred or that may be incurred in the future.

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I was injured as a pedestrian, can I claim?

In March 2022, The Highway Code was updated to create a hierarchy of vulnerability for road users, and pedestrians are at the top of this hierarchy, classed as the most vulnerable of all. This means that under the rules of The Highway Code, drivers must take pedestrian’s safety into account at all times.

This also means that pedestrians are given right of way at all times. In a situation where a driver wishes to turn into a side road, they must be extra vigilant to check for pedestrians, and must always give way to pedestrians who are crossing and wait before turning.

Most common injuries suffered by pedestrians

Compensation for pain, suffering and loss of amenity

This  is known as ‘general damages’. We value compensation based upon independent medical expert reports, often from experts in a number of different disciplines. We use the up-to-date version of the Judicial College Guidelines and case law to value your claim.

Compensation for out-of-pocket expenses

This is known as ‘special damages’ and can include:

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Common causes of pedestrian accidents

If you have been injured by someone else’s negligence then you may have a claim. Common accident circumstances include:

What to do following an accident

Pedestrians are often seriously injured in accidents involving a car or other vehicles. The most important priority for the safety of the pedestrian is to ensure that medical attention is provided immediately. If however, you are able to do so you should:

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