Pedestrian Accident Claims

Did you know that if you’re a pedestrian hit by car, you could be entitled to compensation? If the accident wasn’t your fault, our team of experts will assist you when making pedestrian injury claims.

The team that form 1Solicitors understand that being the victim of a pedestrian accident can be a traumatic and life-changing experience. Whether you’ve experienced long-term injuries or had a knock to your confidence, our caring and informative service will allow you to investigate whether or not you’re eligible to make a claim for pedestrian accident compensation at no financial risk.

How are pedestrian injury claims classified?

Unfortunately, the varying severity of accidents that occur with road traffic accidents involving pedestrians means that it’s often hard to categorise injuries.

However, we always recommend that you take photographic evidence of your injuries, note details of those involved and who you believe to be at-fault at the time of the accident. This will help us to understand the case and put forward a strong pedestrian injury claim that is likely to result in compensation.

What are the causes of road traffic accidents involving pedestrians?

The event of a pedestrian being hit by a car can occur for many reasons – many of which the person or child involved has no control over. However, the most common causes for pedestrian road accidents are caused by:

In these circumstances, you may not have pre-empted the incident or had any form of control over the outcome. For that reason, we’re passionate about fighting for the pedestrian accident compensation that you deserve.

Who can claim road traffic accident compensation?

Following a pedestrian accident injury, you have three years to make a claim for compensation. In your petition, you must be able to establish liability for the accident.

Over 15,000 children were involved in pedestrian accidents in 2015, according to Government figures. If you’re looking to make a pedestrian accident claim on behalf of a child, you can either:

  • Make a claim on their behalf within three years from the date of the incident.
  • Allow the child to pursue the claim themselves when they turn 18 years old.

Can I make a claim if I’m a pedestrian hit by car at a zebra crossing?

Yes! Depending on the circumstances, you may be able to claim pedestrian accident compensation for incidents occurring at a zebra, pelican or puffin crossing.

How long will it take to claim compensation?

The timescale depends on the speed of the Courts, collecting evidence and how long it takes to establish liability. For that reason, it’s best to contact one of our team for an accurate prediction.

Establishing liability for pedestrian accident compensation

In order to be granted pedestrian accident compensation, you need to be able to establish liability for the accident. Simply put, this means that you’ll have to state who was at fault and the reasons why.

Our expert team for pedestrian accident compensation claims have experience calculating who is liable for the incident and as many UK residents aren’t aware of their rights on the road, you may be eligible to make pedestrian injury claims even if you presume otherwise.

How much compensation could I get for pedestrian accident claims?

As we mentioned before, the severity of pedestrian road accidents can vary, meaning the rate of compensation that you may be awarded can differ significantly from case to case.

However, if you are awarded a settlement fee, you may receive either (or both) of the following rates:

  • General damages: A type of pedestrian accident compensation that covers the pain and suffering of your experience.
  • Special damages: This type of payout covers any out-of-pocket expenses that you had, such as rehabilitation, medical or travel costs.

Making no-win, no-fee pedestrian accident claims

Pedestrian Accident Claims

Due to all of our pedestrian accident claims coming with an automatic no-win, no-fee agreement, you can explore your options and put forward a strong case without having to pay a penny upfront. A small percentage of your pedestrian accident compensation is given to us for our work once it’s been awarded to you.

To book your FREE initial consultant with one of our expert solicitors, simply call us on 0330 053 7117 or contact us online. Having assisted hundreds of pedestrian road traffic accident claims, we’re confident that we can put you on the right path to receiving compensation.

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