As a pedestrian, any type of accident on the road can cause serious injury – or, in some unfortunate circumstances, even fatality.
Modern cars are designed primarily to protect the driver and passengers, although in recent years the addition of various safety devices to the outside of cars have helped to reduce injuries caused to pedestrians who are hit by cars.
If you have been involved in an accident as a pedestrian that wasn’t your fault then you are entitled to make a claim for compensation – even if the car left the scene of the accident. If you are hit by a vehicle whilst on the pavement, or pedestrian crossing, we would expect you to have a strong case for compensation backed up by the UK highway code.
Liability for road traffic accidents involving pedestrians can be complicated if the pedestrian has not crossed at a designated pedestrian crossing. In situations like this compensation would depend on who was liable for the accident. If you have stepped out onto the road without looking, you may be deemed to be at fault for the accident. In any case, we implore you to speak to our legal team who will review your case and provide you with an honest opinion.
Claims National specialise in providing legal help and support for people who have suffered injuries in a pedestrian accident. We can help you make the right decision and secure the compensation that’s right for you.